Spiral Cellar auction for charity

Spiral Cellar auction for charity News Wine News
  • Friday 4 July 2003

Spiral Cellars Ltd is to auction a fully installed spiral cellar worth £8,800 (€12,800), with the proceeds going entirely to charity.

Deryn Hemmet, managing director of the company, is raising money towards a new scanner for the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London.

Hemmet's daughter, who has a brain tumour, has been operated on twice at the hospital. The scanner, an Interventional Magnetic Resonance Imager, is so far unavailable in the UK and will help surgeons to carry out brain and spine operations with greater accuracy. £1m (€1.5m) has been raised so far towards the total £3m (€4.5m) cost.

The Spiral Cellar is a prefabricated concrete cellar which can be installed under almost any home in a week. The cellar up for auction is two metres deep and two metres in diameter, and will hold up to 1,000 bottles. It is best fitted under a garage or conservatory, or similar space.

Bids for the cellar (which must be for installation in the UK only) should be submitted by 15 August 2003, direct to Spiral Cellars, by email (info@spiralcellars.free-online.co.uk) or by fax (+44 (0) 1372 273482).

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