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British Ambassador's Embecko for Sale. Proceeds to Charity

British Ambassador Jan Thompson is calling on the Czech public to support the charitable works of Sue Ryder in the Czech Republic.

HMA Jan Thompson & Skoda MB

HMA Jan Thompson in her veteran Skoda MB car. Photo by Libor Fojtik/Economia, 2017.

After much soul-searching, I have decided that my beloved embecko belongs here in the Czech Republic where it has spent the first 50 years of its life. So, hard though it is to part with it, I would like to auction it to raise money for one of my favourite charities, Sue Ryder. This is a British charity which has been providing hospice care and assistance to those in need in the Czech Republic, and support to their families, since 1998.

If you are interested, please send your bid by e-mail to by 12:00 (noon) on Wednesday 10 January. The car will go to whomever enters the highest bid, and the proceeds will go to Domov Sue Ryder, z.ú., in Prague. If you have any questions before then, we will try to answer them. The floor price is 30 000 Kč.

I want my dear embecko to go to a good home. So please only bid if you will look after it well.

Please join me in supporting Sue Ryder!

Jan Thompson, British Ambassador to the Czech Republic

Conditions of auction and deadlines are available here. Sue Ryder Czech Republic. Photo by Libor Fojtik/Economia, 2017.

Published 5 January 2018