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Auction Particulars

We have some FANTASTIC auction prizes for you at our Fundraising Dinner. To get the bidding into a real frenzy, we are so pleased to have Tim Sedgwick (a school pal of Andrew's)  hosting the auction. Get perusing, because you don't want to miss out!

Lot 1 - 

A day's fly fishing tuition with renowned local expert and guide Olly Shepherd.  Lot includes:

  • Fly fishing tuition on the spectacular upper reaches of the River Tees at Eggleston, near Barnard Castle.

  • Equipment provided.

  • Picnic lunch – all dietary requirements catered for.

Olly taught Andrew double handed salmon fishing on this stretch of the River and has very kindly committed a day of his valuable time in personally donating this Lot.

Item Particulars: 

  • Voucher on the night

  • Dates by mutual arrangement

With thanks to: Olly Shepherd @ Fly Fishing Yorkshire 

Lot 2 - 

Four fields from the beach at Beadnell village and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, thirty minutes from the wilderness of the Cheviot hills. Your cabin has its own specific relationship to its surroundings, creating memorable moments and unique connections to the outdoors. Lot includes:

  • 2 night stay

  • Accommodation for a couple

  • Complete tranquillity

  • Beautifully appointed, modern, specious cabin full of light and character

Item Particulars: 

  • Voucher on the night

  • Dates by mutual arrangement

  • Do dogs. No Children

With thanks to: Wim & Rosie Stevenson @ Trees At Tughall

Lot 3 -

Fabulous Villa in Portugal 

Spend a week in a luxury condominium in Lagos, an hour from Faro airport in the Algarve. It has a private patio and garden, three double bedrooms – two with balconies – two bathrooms, kitchen and living room. AC is provided throughout. Shared facilities include:

  • Pool

  • Tennis court

  • Children’s play area

A pool bar and restaurant are available between April and October inclusive and the property is a 20 minute walk to the beach.

Item Particulars: 

  • Dates by mutual arrangement

  • Currently available for all of 2024 – less July and August.

With thanks to: The Kelsall Family 

Lot 4 - 

Focusing on organic matter and landscapes, Bromley & Bouverie art builds layers of watered down and washed away textures to create perspective and emotion. The free and energetic marks combined with the remnants of controlled painted strokes create truly bespoke pieces. 

Item Particulars: 

  • Available to take home on the night 

  • Unframed 

  • Acrylic  and plaster on  Canvas

  • Size of canvas - 100 cm H x 120 cm W

With thanks to: Imogen Playdell - Bouverie @ Bromley & Bouverie 

Lot 5 - 

An 'Infamous Mason' Sunday Lunch at Home 

No ordinary Sunday lunch. This one is going to be provisioned, prepared and served by Andy & Fiona Mason for you and up to seven others on a date of your choosing, in your home. Lot includes:

  • Starter

  • Main course of roast rib of beef with all the trimmings.

  • Sweet

  • Coffee

  • Wine:

    • Magnum of de Castellane Champagne

    • Magnum of 2009 Ronan by Clinet Bordeaux

    • Two bottles of Picpoul de Pinet.

Item Particulars: 

  • All food and wine provided 

  • Dates by mutual agreement 

Lot 6 - 

The Peak District from the air 

A magical weekend for 2, this Lot combines a Virgin Experience balloon ride for two in the beautiful Peak District and a one night stay at the celebrated Duncombe Arms at Ashbourne, in the Derbyshire Dales between Derby and Stoke-on-Trent.

Item Particulars: 

  • Hot Air Balloon Ride location is recommended to take place in Tissington - Voucher provided on night 

  • Accommodation voucher provided on night 

  • Dates organised by winner

With thanks to: Peter Adams & Fisher German 

Lot 7 - 

15 litre bottle of Claret Wine

Another fantastic donation by John Morgan from Morgan Classic Wines. This bottle is called a Nebuchadnezzar and contains TWENTY normal sized bottles - the wine is one of the most famous and revered from Bordeaux - Chateau CANTENAC BROWN - from the Margaux area 


1988 is a fine vintage and ready for drinking now or over the next few years - all you have to do is gather some VERY good mates who love good wine and have the BEST evening. Alternatively, it would make a fitting centrepiece for a wedding reception or any other super special celebration.

Item Particulars: 

  • Lot available to take away on the night

With thanks to: Morgan Classic Wines 

Lot 8 - 

4 Tickets to a Scottish 6 Nations Game

See in 2024 with the 6 Nations. Pick either France OR England vs Scotland at Murrayfield and enjoy a lunch/dinner with ex Scotland International Player, Tim Visser pre or post match. A fantastic opportunity to head up to Scotland and enjoy the historic atmosphere of Murrayfield. 

Item Particulars: 

  • Confirmation of game & meal choice by end of April via 

  • Own travel to be arranged 

  • Restaurant details will be confirmed in line with the above   

With thanks to: Tim Visser 

Lot 9 - 

From farm to fork - A Whole Farm Assured Lamb

What better way to see in this season than with a whole Farm Assured Lamb, butchered and ready to fill your freezer. Start planning those Sunday Lunches and BBQ's because lamb doesn't come much better than this! 

Item Particulars: 

  • Delivery of lamb to be arranged via Tim Sedgewick 

With thanks to: G Sedgewick Farming Partnership.

Lot 10 - 

Sea View, near Craster, is a dreamy coastal cottage in the chocolate-box-pretty village of Dunstan. With a beautiful garden full of flowering shrubs, a traditional Northumbrian pub just around the corner and the well-known coastal village of Craster just a 15 minute walk away in between the fields, this is a truly gorgeous cottage to be based in for your holiday to Northumberland.

Sea View sleeps 6 guests. This period, end-of-terrace cottage, has been renovated to create the cosy and attractive bolthole it is today.

Item Particulars: 

  • Voucher on the night

  • Dates by mutual arrangement

  • Do not book through Holiday Rental Site 

With thanks to: Bill Gillow

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