dolls house to be auctioned for hospice in wife's memory
Burnham-On-Sea pensioner has this week put the finishing touches
to a very special nine-month project to build a unique dolls house
that he hopes will raise funds for the hospice which cared for
his late wife.
Loader, 80, has been working on the masterpiece since February
to sell in aid of Weston Hospicecare who cared for Elsie before
she passed away.
hours of careful work have gone into creating the one-off house,
which stands 1/12th to scale and measures 700 x 600mm.
Every detail has been carefully thought through, from the wallpaper
right through to the working electric lights - the bulbs can even
be replaced - and window boxes.
Hospicecare is a valuable service and I wanted to do this in recognition
of the work they did for Elsie," he told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
I began the project I decided that I would build it for the hospice
so I rang Bev, the Community Nurse Specialist at Weston Hospicecare
and Weston General Hospital who cared for Elisie, and asked whether
this would be something they would be interested in."
to retirement, Roland worked in aircraft design for British Aerospace
and has made only one other dolls house, which was a Christmas
gift for his Great Granddaughter.
"I remember my father making my sister a dolls house
and I thought it would be something nice that I could be remembered
for," he added.
The dolls house is currently at Weston Hospicecare in Jackson-Barstow
House in Uphill and is hoping to be auctioned shortly.
reserve for the item is £500 and anyone who would like to
view the dolls house can do so by contacting the hospice
on 01934 423967 or emailing here.
Burnham pensioner Roland Loader with his unique dolls house