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Sand Bags and Glad Rags
List of silent auction items below

An exciting fundraiser is being held on 7th September at West Fishleigh Farm Hatherleigh with all profits raised being donated equally to Get Changed Theatre Company, a local Okehampton charity helping young adults, and Cancer Research
The highlight of this event will be The Silent Auction which already has some fantastic items on offer. Here is the list of unique, quirky and truly fabulous items that are up for grabs.
If you are not able to attend the Hatherleigh Sand Bags and Glad Rags Charity Ball you can still secure an item that is in the silent charity auction by placing a pre-auction bid ‘ e-Bay’ style. To do this simply indicate the absolute maximum price you would wish to pay for an item and we will do the bidding for you, ensuring a constant ‘top-up’ keep you just ahead of the bidding (up to your specified max amount) For example, if the maximum price you want to pay for an item is say £100 and other bids on the evening for that item finish at £60 then your last bid will be £61.
This can be done in advance.
The auction event will finish at the Charity ball at 12.00 midnight on 7th September.
To place a pre-auction commission bid and to set a maximum amount that you are prepared to pay for any item we need the following information from you: Item number, Title/description, Your Name, Email address, Telephone number and most crucially – the MAXIMUM BID FIGURE you are prepared to pay. Your bidding information can only be placed by email to Michelle Downie –msdownie@hotmail.co.uk
You will be notified if you are the successful bidder and individual arrangements will be made directly with Michelle Downie regarding collection after the event. All lots must be collected within 12 months of the Ball or as individually specified.

Pre-auction bids to Michelle:  msdownie@hotmail.co.uk mob: 07765347956  or Carol: Mob: 07785 971960 www.lyndridgecare.co.uk

  1. 1.     x3 paint balling sessions in Plymouth, for groups of 10 (worth £59.95 each);
    2.     Holiday home - New Hampshire, USA. Woodland area in the mountains for 1 week – 4 bedrooms (sleeps 8), 5 bathrooms, sauna, stereo, Jacuzzi, all mod cons, bicycles, parking, BBQ. There is horse riding, tennis, roller blading, golfing, skiing & fishing all within easy reach. http://www.homeforexchange.com/ID=51311
    3.     Holiday home – Tobago apartment for 2 people for 1 week. Just 4 mins walk from the beach. www.storebayholidays.com
    4.     Holiday home – Bequia, largest of the grenadines. A 3 bedroom unit (sleeps 6). There is also a 2 bedroom adjoining cottage available, discuss cost with owner if wanted   www.homeaway.com(ID 852872)
    5.     x2 halves of lamb
    6.     Subscription to Readers Digest for 12 months
    7.     Plant World in Newton Abbot, Devon. Tickets for the day
    8.     Private jet. A return flight for up to 7 people. From Farnborough airport to Paris Le Bourget. One overnight stay to be arranged by lot winner
    9.     X factor. Tickets for the live final in London. On date to be agreed (December 2013) for 2 people
    10.  The Graham Norton Show. x2 tickets for the live recording in London. Various dates available
    11.  Satirist Giles Pilbrow framed, original, signed, hand-drawn cartoon published in  Private Eye Magazine. http://www.pilbrow.co.uk
    12.  Bovington Tank Museum, Dorset. Tickets for a family visit
    13.  RHS Rosemoor Gardens. Annual membership for 1 person (plus free accompanying guest on each visit)
    14.  Chris Chapman. x6 framed prints from the Devon photographer
    15.  Rocking Beads, Okehampton. Workshop – make something pretty with beads for 2 people. Date to be agreed
    16.  Ashbury Golf, Okehampton. x4 people for a day. Includes a buggy and lunch
    17.  Old Swan, Cotswolds. For 2 people – a 2 night stay, including dinner on 1 night, breakfast each morning. Plus x2 half hour spa treatments
    18.  Christmas tree. From County Lanes, Okehampton
    19.  Absolutely Amazing pink leather handbag! From Tory Burch, London. www.toryburch.co.uk - the Robinson Double Zip Tote in pink
    20.  Eden Project. Family ticket for the day
    21.  Sailing trip. From Topsham in a little sailing cruiser for x2 people
    22.  Holiday Home in Portugal. Algarve villa in Vale do Lobo for x8 people, with private pool (date to be agreed, not available in July or August)
    23.  Boiler fitted in your home – type will be stipulated - enquire for details
    24.  Holiday home. A week in a Cottage in Megavissey for x6 people at a mutually agreeable time
    25.  Afternoon tea & tour of the Houses of Parliament for x2 people
    26.  Edinburgh mini break. 4* Best Western Kings Manor Hotel & Spa for 2 nights, 2 people. Date to be arranged with the hotel
    27.  Okehampton Rugby Club. Christmas curry night party on 6th December 2013. For 50 people including food & hire of the Club.
    28.  Wooden chair for a child. Donated by Past & Present, Okehampton
    29.  Blue leather chair for a child
    30.  Billy Elliot. x4 top priced tickets for the London show. Date to be arranged
    31.  Exmoor Zoo. Family ticket
    32.  Animal Photograph Exmoor Zoo – on canvas, donated by the zoo
    33.   Strictly Come Dancing. x2 tickets for a recording of the show. On a mutually agreeable date
    34.  Full afternoon tea at Lewtrenchard Manor (for 2 people, valid for 1 year)
    35.  Horrible Histories. DVD box set of the TV series. Signed by the cast
    36.  Dads Army. Framed prints from behind the scenes of the TV series
    37.  Lunch for 2 people at the Cary Arms, Babbacombe, Devon. Sea front restaurant
    38.  Blue leather handbag with a large bow.Donated by Divine, Chagford
    39.  Army themed building  brick sets
    40.  Dinner in your own home for x6 people. 3 courses to include cheese and a bottle of port (more by negotiation) – Michelle Downie & Bridget Chisholm
    41.  Pottery Bowl. Made in Hatherleigh with a war theme, especially for the ball
    42.  Jewellery Poppy brooch
    43.  Thomas Roberts, Hatherleigh. B&B- lovely accommodation for 2 people for 2 nights - donated by owners
    44.  Mole Avon voucher – value £100
    45.  Signed book from comedian DaveGorman www.davegorman.com

Raffle tickets £5.00

  • 3 pairs of union jack wellies 3 pairs sizes 5 & 6 & 7   in union jack bags
  • Union jack teapot-
  • Portrait at cinnabar voucher (Okehampton, Devon)
  • Mugs –X3 Dads army 
  • Dartington large–vase
  • Set of children’s war stories books-or can be read by adults
  • Rosemoor, RHS garden, Torrington- family day voucher
  • Chris Chapman packs of cards worth £16.50 each pack
  •  bottle of spirit
  • 3 bottles of ‘nice’ wine in a box rather than a crate;  white, red & bubbly
  • Voucher for Duke of York £25.00
  • Box of Make-up-donated by Sue Burden
  • Small Painting from Zoo-Sadie
  • union jack moneybox;
  •  union jack place mats
  • Placemats with poppies
  • Wedgewood WW11 commemorative plate
  • Cream Tea -county lanes-Okehampton
  • Large war themed puzzle  GET CHANGED
  • Flower arrangement Julie Flowers-Okehampton
  • Benefit  eye makeup kit
  • Curworthy Cheese from Rachel & Elaine-Hatherleigh
  • Box of Cheeses from factory
  • Wine Box Tesco- 
  • Heavenly voucher-beauticians Okehampton-value TBC
  • Fruit bowl- beanfeast Okehampton
  • Andrew Hill Box of hair products
  • Flowers by Julie Barkwell
  • Tracey Martin-jewelry
  • Kathy Curtis-Cosmetic products
  • PK electrics small item (to be confirmed)

Visitor Report:
Monthly visits in Jan - Mar averaged 190 per day. Downloads of the Parish Pump have been particularly popular.

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