Live Auction 2018


Lunch with Benedict Cumberbatch
The opportunity for 3 guests to join Benedict Cumberbatch for a private lunch at Mosimann’s Club at a date to be agreed in 2019 (from April onwards).
Donated by Benedict Cumberbatch and Mark & Philipp Mosimann


Le Gavroche – The Ultimate Experience
Dinner for four at Le Gavroche – to include the complete ‘Menu Exceptionnel’ with wine pairings selected from David McAlpine’s private cellar – plus two autographed cookbooks by Michel Roux
Donated by Le Gavroche & The Hon. David McAlpine


‘Ophelia’ by Jonathan Wylder
ht. 25cm x w. 30cm x d. 15cm (10ins x 12ins x 6ins). Last in a limited edition of 9. A delicate and detailed study of a seated ballet dancer wearing a traditional tutu. This sculpture is equally attractive if viewed from any position and so is endlessly pleasing to look at.
Donated by Jonathan Wylder


‘Cain and Abel’ by Kate Denton
(ht. 44cm x w. 44cm x l. 60cm)
Numbered edition 9 of 12 and signed by Kate Denton
These life sized geese were sculpted in the 1990’s and were inspired by a pair of fractious birds with “Cain” standing on “Abel’s” foot. The piece has security nuts welded into its underside and is supplied with matching bolts which will allow it to be securely installed outside.
Donated by Kate Denton


‘Lemur on Log’ by Kate Denton
(ht. 42cm x w. 14cm x l. 40cm)
Numbered edition 1 of 12 and signed by Kate Denton
This piece was made by Kate while at the Durrell Conservation
Trust in Jersey as the artist in residence for their 50th Anniversary. Kate spent her formative years in Jersey and developed her interest as an animalier while spending holidays at Gerald Durrell’s zoo on the island.
Donated by Kate Denton


‘Poldark’ – Set visit to the filming of the next series
The opportunity for two people to visit the filming of series 5. The successful bidder will see the sets being prepared for filming, observe the crew set up each scene and watch the actors at work, be presented with a copy of the day’s script and see how the director, the cast and the crew make it all come to life. Lunch, teas and coffees will be provided for both guests. Date TBC in January 2019.
Donated by Mammoth Screen


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 and beautiful landscaped gardens, all with amazing views, games barn, inside and outside dining rooms. Located nearby are the dramatic Aveyron gorge, Gaillac wine region and medieval Bastide hill towns. Ideal for relaxing holidays, small weddings, celebrations and workshops. Located about 100km from Toulouse Airport. To be taken any time in 2019, except July or August.
Donated by Paul & Fiona Davis


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 Methuselah of Château l’Eglise-Clinet 1996
Donated by The Hon. David McAlpine

LOT 10

A Case of Pudding Wine
1 case of 24 half bottles of 2007 Château Rieussec 1er Cru Classé Sauternes
Donated by Allsop

LOT 11

5 Nights bed & breakfast at Rickety Bridge Country House, Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa
Accommodation for two adults in one of the superbly furnished en-suite rooms with a magnum of Cabernet Sauvignon in your room upon arrival. Breakfast each day plus a Gourmet Dinner in Paulina’s Restaurant on one evening and one dinner in one of the superb restaurants in Franschhoek for one other night. On one day, a lunch at the winery with a tutored wine tasting with one of the Rickety Bridge Winemakers, at Paulina’s Restaurant.
Donated by Duncan Spence

LOT 12

A holiday in Mauritius including flights
Four nights at the One & Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius for two people staying in a luxury room fully inclusive of half-board including flights from London to Mauritius with Air Mauritius.
Donated by One & Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius & Heather Porter

LOT 13

Oval Ashes Test Match Tickets
Two tickets to the Final Test Match: England v Australia Ashes (Second Day) at The Oval on Friday, 13 September 2019 plus a night’s accommodation at the Sofitel St James’s for two people staying in separate rooms for bed and breakfast and a signed copy of Sir John Major’s autobiography.
Donated by The Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH

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 23 November 2019.
Donated by Andreas Antona & Simpsons


LOT 15

Tickets for “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 16

The Sheraton Grand Park Lane: The Ultimate Package
Two nights bed and breakfast in a Park View Suite including cocktails on arrival, an award-winning champagne afternoon tea for 2 in the Palm Court, a three
course meal including a bottle of wine in Mercante and two tickets to a West End show including return transfer. A magnificent chauffeur driven Rolls Royce Phantom or Silver Cloud is included for the evening of the West End show to and from the theatre
Donated by The Sheraton Grand London Park Lane, Piccadilly and Duncan Spence

Foundation Partners 2018