Live Auction 2017


Private Luncheon at The Goring with Dame Judi Dench
The opportunity for 3 people to join Dame Judi Dench at a private three course luncheon at The Goring Hotel, with wines, hosted by Dame Judi Dench.
Donated by The Goring Hotel, Duncan Moir & Dame Judi Dench


Four-Course Dinner for Six with Matching Wines at Berry Bros. & Rudd
A four-course dinner for six guests at Berry Bros. & Rudd’s historic premises at no. 3 St James’s Street, hosted by one of the Directors. The meal will be accompanied by fine wines from the company’s cellars, with the addition of some rare bottles from the Family Reserves should a particularly handsome bid be made. The quality of wine served will reflect the size of the winning bid; the higher the bid, the better the wine!
Donated by Berry Bros. & Rudd


A Mixed Case of Fine White Burgundy
3 bottles 2015 Puligny-Montrachet, Sous le Puits, 1er Cru, Jean-Claude Bachelet
3 bottles 2013 Meursault, Poruzots, 1er Cru, Chateau de Puligny-Montrachet
3 bottles 2013 Chassagne-Montrachet, Caillerets, 1er Cru, Vincent & Sophie Morey
3 bottles 2013 Meursault, Pierre Boisson
Donated by Allsop


A Case of Claret
12 bottles of Château Léoville-Poyferré 2004, 2me Cru Classé St-Julien,
Described as very intense in the glass with floral-edged, dark-berry fruit and a pure, sweet note of ripeness. The palate reveals a soft, fruit-laden attack and glorious depth, with layer upon layer of sumptuous fruit. Beneath the fruit there is an assertive, underlying structure but with more than enough substance to balance out. A long-term effort a grand vin in the truest sense.
Donated by Simon Kitching


Four Calling Birds, by Mark Coreth
To celebrate 40 years of The Story of Christmas Mark Coreth has created a limited edition series of sculptured robins exclusively for the charity. This piece, cast in nickel-bronze is the first item in the collection – engraved as number 1. It has been autographed by the sculptor.
Donated by Mark Coreth


A Day at the Races & Evening at The Regency Ball for Four
Four tickets to the Regency Ball the night before the Magnolia Cup and a day at the Qatar Goodwood Festival inside the members only Richmond Enclosure.
Donated by Place2Be


Catch & Cook with Mark Hix
A Family Day Fishing on Sir Richard Sutton’s Benham Estate
This is for up to four rods hosted by David Sutton and the renowned chef Mark Hix for the day in the Wilderness Fishery, on the River Kennet, near Newbury, including lunch, during the 2018 fishing season. The day’s catch will be cooked on the river’s edge in the early evening with drinks sponsored by Robin Hutson, Chairman & CEO of Lime Wood Group Ltd and Home Grown Hotels Ltd.
Donated by David Sutton, Mark Hix & Robin Hutson


A Week at a Luxury Maison de Maitre in South West France
Sleeping up to 18 with 8 bedrooms/6 bathrooms, this elegant and spacious home offers many facilities including a 16m heated pool, beautiful landscaped gardens all with amazing views, games barn, inside and outside dining rooms. Nearby dramatic Aveyron gorge, Gaillac wine region, medieval Bastide hill towns.
Ideal for a relaxing holiday, small weddings, celebrations and workshops. Located about 100km from Toulouse Airport. To be taken any time of year except July or August.
Donated by Paul & Fiona Davis



A One-Week Holiday in Grand Cayman
The accommodation is at Apartment 301 at Oceana Apartments, which has three bedrooms and can sleep six people comfortably, it is fully equipped for your holiday including a full kitchen if you wish to eat at the apartment. There is a Swimming Pool in the communal courtyard adjacent to the ocean. The property is within walking distance of George Town with its many International Restaurants and Shops. A little further on there is Seven Mile Beach with glorious white sand for miles. For the really adventurous you can visit Hell about five miles outside George Town. Please note the Oceana Apartments are not suitable for Children under the age of 12 years. This is an ideal location for a diving holiday. The stay may be taken any time during 2018 or 2019 subject to availability.
Donated by Duncan Spence

LOT 10

Ticket to “Have I Got News For You”
Two tickets for Have I Got News For You with the chance to meet the team and enjoy hospitality afterwards.
Donated by Ian Hislop

LOT 11

The Sheraton Grand Park Lane: The Ultimate Package
Two Nights Bed & Breakfast in a Park View Suite including:
Cocktails on arrival, Award Winning Champagne afternoon tea for 2 in the Palm Court, a manicure or pedicure and a wet shave, return transfers and tickets to a West End Show and a 3-course meal with wine in Mercante. This opportunity expires at the end of November 2018 and is subject to availability.
Donated by The Sheraton Grand London Park Lane, Piccadilly

LOT 12

‘Hope’ – sculpted by Jonathan Wylder
The final piece from a limited edition of nine, cast in bonze.
(Dimensions: 30cm x 45cm x 10cm)
Donated by Jonathan Wylder

LOT 13

A day at Glyndebourne for Four
Four tickets to Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande in the front section of the stalls on Wednesday 4 July 2018 at Glyndebourne and a three-course dinner for four in the Middle & Over Wallop Restaurant during the long interval at a magnificently appointed table (wines available separately).
Donated by Denise Braddon & Leander Homes Limited

LOT 14

Private Dinner for 10 at Simpsons Michelin-Starred Restaurant
A private dinner for 10 people at the Chef’s Table in the brand new Eureka Kitchen at Simpsons michelin-starred restaurant in Edgbaston. Guests will enjoy a delicious tasting menu with matching wines prepared and cooked by the head chef. The experience is to be enjoyed on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday before 14 November 2018.
Donated by Andreas Antona & Simpsons

LOT 15

A box at Twickenham for the London leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series
The SEGRO box at Twickenham will be yours for both days (Saturday June 2 and Sunday June 3 2018) for the London leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series. The box seats 10 people and the lot includes tickets for all the on field action, two car park passes and all food on both days. Please note that all drinks will need to be paid for by the lot winner.
Donated by SEGRO

Foundation Partners 2018