Our Charity Ball Live Auction!

October 4th, 2019

Take a look at the amazing items available in the Live Auction auction at our Charity Ball on October 11 – including a Majorcan villa for 12, playing in the Jimmy Tarbuck Golf Classic in Portugal and the ultimate glamour session with a makeup artist to the stars.

Here are our highlights of the Live Auction – which will take place after dinner at Wynyard Hall’s Grand Marquee…


Stay at a Luxury Private Mallorcan Villa

With family cinema, gym and swimming pool Your chance to bid for a 7-night stay in this beautiful, spacious Majorca 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 (please note: not school holidays).

Kindly donated by the Preston family.

Starting bid: £2,500

Charity receives 100% of donation.



Fore! Take part in the Jimmy Tarbuck Golf Classic in Portugal

A unique opportunity to take part in the invite-only Jimmy Tarbuck Golf Classic, while your other half chills out around the hotel pool – including return flights for 2 to Faro, Portugal, and 4-night B&B in a double room at the 5-star Dona Filipa Hotel at Vale de Lobo.

This amazing prize, from March 3rd -7 th 2020, includes 3 rounds of golf for one at the San Lorenzo Golf Club, carriage of golf and hold bag, resort transfers, hire car and tournament goody bag, plus 2 tickets for gala dinner/prize presentation and cabaret.

The golfer must have a current handicap, be over 18 and possess a valid driving license and passport.

Kindly donated by Barney Ord, John Livingston Group.

Starting bid: £1,500

Charity receives 100% of donation.



Red Carpet Glamour

All-star makeup masterclass, lunch and chauffeur

The ultimate day for 6! 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 – oh, 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 Luxury Chauffering Services (LCS).

Starting bid: £395

Charity receives 100% of donation.



Durham Cricket Bat Signed by Ben Stokes

What a year it’s been for Durham and England hero Ben Stokes. The World Cup and Ashes hero gave himself legendary status with his jaw-dropping achievements, almost single-handedly winning England the World Cup against all the odds before repeating similarly miraculous batting during the recent Ashes.

This signed County Durham cricket bat, signed by the man himself, is a must for any self-respecting cricket lovers and collectors. Donated by Durham County Cricket Club and Charity Escapes.

Starting bid: £150



Wynyard dining with Friends and Family

A unique plot-to-plate private dining experience for 10 at the sumptuous Wynyard Hall. Starting with a glass of wine on arrival, you’ll receive a guided tour of Wynyard’s Edible Garden and look on as the venue’s executive chef cooks up a feast using freshly harvested ingredients straight from the garden. You and your guests will then enjoy a stunning 3-course meal within Wynyard’s wonderful Glasshouse.

Starting bid: £450

Kindly arranged by Wynyard Hall.



Richard Piers Rayner Artwork

For many years Middlesbrough Football Club’s official artist, the work of Middlesbrough-born graphic artist Richard Piers Rayner was also the inspiration behind the Sean Mendes-directed Hollywood hit Road to Perdition, starring Tom Hanks. This original graphic artwork depicts Boro legend Tony Mowbray, the club’s former captain and manager, in action for Middlesbrough during his playing days.

The A4 artwork has been signed by both the artist and Mowbray.

Kindly donated by Richard Piers Rayner.

Starting bid: £200

100% of the donation goes to the charity.



The Middlesbrough FC Platinum Experience

Experience the Boro in style with the Riverside Restaurant Platinum experience for 4 at home league game of your choice*. This refined matchday experience includes champagne and canape reception, stadium tour with a Boro legend, fine dining with a four-course meal designed by MFC’s executive chef, half-time and post-match refreshments, complimentary bar, group photo with a Boro star, bottle of champagne, executive gift, car parking and padded match seating in the West Stand.

Total prize worth £880.

Kindly donated by Bulkhaul. *Subject to availability

Starting bid: £600

100% of the donation goes to the charity.

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