Bedfordshire antique dealership is donating 20 per cent of sales to the NHS

The owners of S & S Timms Antiques were inspired by Captain Tom Moore

By Holly Patel
Monday, 18th May 2020, 12:45 pm
Updated Monday, 18th May 2020, 12:48 pm

An antique dealership in Bedfordshire is donating 20 per cent of all sales in May to the NHS after being inspired by Bedford's Captain Tom Moore.

Robbie Timms and his father Steve Timms, owners of S & S Timms Antiques, watched how the veteran captured the nation's hearts and raised over £33million for NHS Charities Together last month.

The business is a 4th generation antiques dealership which has been based in Mid Bedfordshire since the 1970s, the business is online, but people can make appointments at the company's warehouse in Maulden.

S & S Timms Antiques is donating 20 per cent of all sales in May to the NHS after being inspired by Bedford'sCaptain Tom Moore

They will be donating 20 per cent of all sales revenues, related to any enquiry made through the business's online channels - website, Instagram and Twitter - to NHS Charities Together, for the month of May.

Robbie said: "After the outbreak of Coronavirus, despite struggling from a business perspective ourselves, we wanted to try and do something to help, no matter how relatively small that may be.

"Throughout April people were starting to gradually make enquiries again and we sensed an opportunity to try and do our part to help the huge national effort.

"We were also of course inspired by the magnificent local hero Captain Tom and his staggering fund raising efforts.

An exhibition stand

"We decided to pledge we would donate 20 per cent of all sales generated from an enquiry through any of our online channels, including our own website, various antiques and interior specialist portals which we are members of, Instagram and Twitter.

"We have done everything possible to get this message out there to potential customers, letting them know that in shopping with us through May they are also donating to NHS Charities Together.

"Halfway through the month the initial take up has been good with lots of enquiries and potential sales and a handful of confirmed sales."

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One of the antiques for sale - an English Regency Mahogany Open Bookcase