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BBC’s ‘Street Auction’ starring Frome volunteer on air this month

Family and Friends of John Dismore with Paul Martin from BBC One’s Street Auction

AN episode of BBC’s ‘Street Auction’ featuring 92-year old Frome volunteer, Jo Dismore, will be broadcast later this month.

Filmed in May, Jo was surprised with £1,250 after neighbours in the Vallis Road area donated unwanted and unloved items, which were sold at the pop -up auction hosted by TVpresenter Paul Martin in Frome’s Victoria Park.

Jo was nominated to receive the proceeds from the auction by Frome charity Active and In Touch as a thank you for all his dedication.

The money raised was used to organise a trip to Bath for Jo and his daughter Emma Tompkins that saw them enjoy a stay at the Bath Spa Hotel and a visit to the Bath Theatre Royal to see a production of ‘Driving Miss Daisy.’ A plaque at the theatre, erected in recognition of Jo and his late wife Rosemary’s passion for the arts, was also unveiled during the visit.

Since the programme was made, Jo has shown no sign of slowing down with his volunteering work, taking on another role for a local group. “I have added another string to my bow, as a volunteer driver for Frome Community Cars,” said Jo. “I commend this to any driver of any age, who has a little time to spare and would like to do something useful for the community. The joy of it is that you do not have to commit to regular days or hours. You can do as much or as little as you have time or inclination for.”

You can catch Jo’s episode of ‘Street Auction’ on BBCOne at 11am on Tuesday 28th November.

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