Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Breakfast star Bill Turnbull to give auction a real buzz

By Angela Rainey

Published 27/02/2016

BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull was joined by colleagues as he stepped down yesterday
BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull was joined by colleagues as he stepped down yesterday

Newly retired BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull will create a real buzz at a charity beekeepers' auction in Antrim next month.

Organised by Susie and John Hill of the Ulster Beekeepers' Association, Mr Turnbull will host the auction at a gala dinner for 200 guests in the Dunadry Hotel on March 12.

Many of the guests will also be attending a two-day conference at nearby Greenmount College and will enjoy a drinks reception and three-course meal as part of the evening.

Later on they can bid at a silent auction for art works and a weekend getaway to Donegal, then for six undisclosed items, auctioned by Mr Turnbull.

The evening hopes to raise £10,000 for Bees for Development, a charity that promotes beekeeping, sustainability and bio-diversity for people in Africa.

Veteran broadcaster Bill is one of the UK's best known beekeepers, having written a book on the subject. He is also president of the Institute of NI Beekeepers

Tickets cost £40 and some are still available from www.ubka.org or by ringing 07585 950703.

Dress code? Bee glam!

Belfast Telegraph

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph