At present the BBC are producing some new daytime shows which they hope will get good audiences and will end up running for many years to come. Starting this Monday at eleven o’clock on BBC1 and lasting for three weeks, is a new daily show called Street Auction.
This programme is all about doing something nice for someone who has helped other people in the past. It is hosted by Paul Martin with the help of experts Tim Weeks, Irina Aggrey and Danny Sebastian.
The team visit a street where one of its residents has done a lot of good for others in the past but needs something good to happen to them in the present.
The team then encourage the neighbours and friends of the ‘unsung hero’ to donate anything which they no longer require, and which could be auctioned off later on to reach a predetermined financial target.
The team try to ensure that the person whom they are doing this fundraising for does not know what is happening. After collecting the goods, Paul then holds his ‘pop up auction.’
On Monday the team are trying to raise enough money to treat Joyce Lovelock and her family to a special VIP day out at the National Memorial Arboretum in Stafford. Joyce is a ninety one year old who has been helping ‘elderly neighbours’ by doing their shopping for them in addition to collecting for the British Legion Poppies Appeal for fifty five years.
Then on Tuesday it is the turn of Sarah who has been raising funds for brain tumour research after her partner Chris, tragically died because of a brain tumour. The team hope to be able to raise enough money to finish the garden that Chris started work on before his illness became terminal.