Dalek up for auction
The Dalek with the children from Dursley Tabernacle’s holiday club, flanked by Rev Simon Helme and youth worker Emma Irvine
A DALEK is being put up for sale to raise funds for a nearby youth group before its move to the new Dursley Youth Centre.
The 130cm-tall handmade model from the popular Doctor Who series is being put up for sale by Cam and Dursley Youth Forum’s Carole Allen.
Carole’s brother had made the Dalek, complete with flashing lights and wheels, for a scarecrow competition at a Yorkshire village fete a few years ago, but unfortunately did not win.
The replica has been languishing in a shed in London until it was given a new lease of life by Dursley Tabernacle Church when it was used as part of its space academy-themed holiday club.
Daleks are the sworn enemy of Doctor Who and have appeared regularly throughout the TV series’ 50-year history.
At the club, its role was to hold a bag in which the children could post jokes which were read out in the joke slot each morning.
Carole hopes it can make a decent sum for the centre after her 13-year-old daughter Ruth became quite attached to it, but was prepared to let it go.
"At the moment it’s had no publicity apart from an announcement to parents at the end of holiday club and we’ve had one bid for £20," she said.
If you are interested in bidding for the Dalek, you can leave messages on the church phone 01453 542344.
Bidders should leave a name and number for contact as well as an amount they are bidding.
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