Bid now for our best ever charity auction!

September 11th, 2017

From luxury holiday villas to masterclasses from a makeup artist to the stars, and from a weekend in a Porsche to watching rugby and football in style, our fabulous auction at this year’s sell-out Charity Ball is packed full of money-can’t-buy items.

In association with our patrons Cool Blue Brand Communications, it’s the dinner everyone attends – a true Who’s Who of the Tees business scene.

And this year we’re hoping our record attendance helps us break through the £50,000 fundraising milestone for the first time!

A big part of the fundraising effort is the live auction – which this year features our best ever prizes. And we’re taking bids NOW ahead of the event!

For the first time, we’re also offering a personal bidding service which keeps your identity private if you so wish.

Just take a look at this amazing list of auction items – and feel free to email us your starting or maximum bids for any of them at Do ask Mandy too about our personal bidding service.

Shop till you drop!

The ultimate couple’s shopping and lunch experience


Psyche yourself out before taking a Fork in the Road! For the lady, there’s £500 to spend at Teesside’s number one fashion store – all with the help of a ladies’ wear stylist – while the man can choose a designer suit to the value of a further £500.

You’ll be personally greeted by Psyche owner Steve Cochrane, who’ll provide a guided tour of the store before handing you over to your personal shoppers.

After shopping, rest your feet and complete your day with a champagne lunch at the nearby restaurant, The Fork in the Road.

Psyche experience kindly donated by Steve Cochrane of Psyche. Lunch kindly arranged by The Fork in the Road.

Starting bid: £500

You’re Gunner Love This!

One-night London Christmas stay, travel & box match tickets

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Enjoy a visit to the capital that’s focused on the footy – but with timing that’s perfect for some Christmas shopping too! You’ll have box seats as Newcastle United take on Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday December 16th, enjoying fantastic hospitality in the Emirates corporate box before watching the Premier League action on the pitch. There’s also bed and breakfast for two at a top London hotel. There’s even £100 towards your travel costs!

Football package kindly donated by Tracy Chandler of Arsenal sponsors Emirates. Travel package kindly donated by Keith Miller of Ecco Finishing Supplies. Accommodation kindly arranged by Sylvia Ross. Please note match date is subject to change.

Starting bid: £600

Enjoy the High Life for Whirlwind Weekend

Drive a Porsche & stay at Wynyard Hall

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Enjoy a thrilling high-speed weekend in a Porsche 991 – and make Wynyard Hall your home! This is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the weekend driving around in the ultimate sports car, from Friday evening to Monday morning. Your vehicle, which is subject to availability, will be fully insured by Porsche Centre Teesside for the duration of the loan. This incredible prize also includes overnight accommodation, dinner and breakfast for two at the luxurious Wynyard Hall.

*Note: Drivers must be 30 or over.

Kindly donated by Porsche Centre Teesside and Wynyard Hall.

Starting bid: £450


Stay at a Luxury Private Mallorcan Villa

With family cinema and gym

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Your chance to bid for a 7-night stay in this beautiful and spacious villa. Guests enjoy not only space, privacy and stunning 360 degree views but also unrivalled facilities. The entire modernised property boasts a family gym, 8-seater cinema and a covered bar with BBQ area.

Set in a beautiful rural setting with glorious mountain views, the nearest beaches are just 2 miles away and the historic town of Pollensa is 3 miles away.

This is a perfect property for those who’re looking for luxury and tranquillity along with unrivalled modern facilities.

Sleeps 12. 6 bedrooms. 5 bathrooms. Dates subject to mutual agreement with limited availability at peak times (not school holidays).

Kindly donated by the Preston family.

Starting bid: £2,500

Club Tropicana!

Enjoy a luxurious weekend break at The Marbella Club.

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This truly special prize includes a 3-night stay for 2 people (with the option of adding a child) in a Junior Suite at this 5-star luxury hotel with breakfast each morning, and dinner for two with a bottle of wine in one of the hotel’s main restaurants.

One of Spain’s most luxurious beachfront hotels, The Marbella Club has attracted actors, musicians, celebrities and heads of state with its offering of unrivalled facilities that cater for your every need.

Set within 42,000 sq m of lush sub-tropical garden, on-site amenities include six bars and restaurants, a free 18-hole golf course, 2 outdoor heated swimming pools, an indoor sea water pool, seasonal water sports, world class shopping gallery and casino.

Kindly donated by Small Luxury Hotels

Starting bid: £1,500

Red Carpet Glamour 

All-star makeup masterclass, lunch & chauffeur

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The ultimate day for six! Learn how to look like the star of your own Red-Carpet entrance with techniques from Amanda Bell, makeup artist to the stars including Siena Miller, Jessica Biel, Gillian Anderson and Helen Mirren – and Jude Law and Pierce Brosnan!

From primers to contouring, eye liner to brow definition, matt and shimmer shades and the best tips for your best lips, it’s all in this two-and-a-half hour master class from the Norton-based former lead makeup artist for the BAFTAs!

You’ll also be chauffeur-driven to your masterclass before enjoying lunch – including Prosecco – at Norton’s award-winning Café Lilli

Makeup package kindly donated by Amanda Bell. Lunch kindly donated by Café Lilli. Chauffeuring kindly donated by Auto Executive.

Starting bid: £400

gibson motorsport

Drive Like Lewis Hamilton

The ultimate driving experience, chauffeur and Rockliffe Hall breakfast

Get the ultimate experience of high-speed motor racing in Gibson Motorsport’s bespoke Racing Simulator in Low Dinsdale, near Darlington – plus chauffeur-driven breakfast at Rockliffe Hall Hotel.

The 180 degree hi-definition visuals at Gibson Motorsport provide a uniquely immersive experience with drivers able to choose between cars including Gibson GH-20, Lola T70, Mclaren 650s GT3 and Porsche Carrera Cup. Available tracks include Brand’s Hatch, Donnington, Le Mans, Nurburgring and Silverstone.

Visit also includes a tour of the Gibson Motorsport workshops featuring a range of racing cars including Mclaren and Porsche. Before the visit, you’ll be chauffeur-driven for a five-star breakfast at Rockliffe Hall Hotel.

Kindly donated by Paul Gibson of Gibson Motorsport. Chauffering kindly donated by Luxury Chauffering Services (LCS). Breakfast kindly donated by Rockliffe Hall Hotel.

Starting bid: £300

PS Thanks again to our patrons Active Chartered Financial Planners for being the Ball’s Co-Sponsors and to their fellow patrons InBond for being Drinks Reception Sponsors.

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