BBC’s Bill is buzzing over to Antrim for big auction

Known nationwide as the calm voiced presenter of BBC Breakfast TV Bill Turnbull turns auctioneer at the Ulster Beekeepers Association Gala Dinner and Charity Auction on Frid, March 12.
Known nationwide as the calm voiced presenter of BBC Breakfast TV Bill Turnbull turns auctioneer at the Ulster Beekeepers Association Gala Dinner and Charity Auction on Frid, March 12.

Bill Turnbull, the retiring BBC TV ‘Breakfast’ presenter will become a charity auctioneer on Friday, March 12 at the Dunadry Hotel, Antrim.

The event is a Gala Dinner and Charity Auction following the Ulster Beekeepers Association two day conference at nearby Greenmount College.

This night to remember for up to 200 guests will raise funds for ‘Bees for Development’, which helps people and their environment in developing nations. Not by sending money, but instead giving them the expertise to help themselves using local resources including native bees.

A patron of ‘Bees for Development’ veteran broadcaster Bill Turnbull is one of the UK’s best known beekeepers and is backing this drive by fellow enthusiasts to raise £10,000 for a very practical self help charity.

All four main beekeeping organisations on this island are supporting the event including the Institute of NI Beekeepers of which Bill is President.

An evening destined to be one of the best nights out this winter the Gala Dinner matches good food and great company with both local and ethic entertainment.

All under the calm control of Master of Ceremonies Richard Wright a commentator of international repute on rural affairs.

Gavel in hand and freshly retired from 15 years of early starts on BBC ‘Breakfast’ TV Bill Turnbull will be taking bids for donated lots ranging from ant works to weekends away in a price range to suit all pockets.

Crumlin vet John Hill, who leads the organising team, affirms that the Gala Dinner and Charity Auction is a must for all be they farmers, beekeepers, gardeners or with an interest in our precious environment.

To enjoy the buzz book tickets under events at www.ubka.org or tel; 07585 950703. Dress code is ‘bee glam’ as the evening’s auctioneer starred in ‘Strictly Coming Dancing!’