Take a look – and bid! – in our Charity Ball Silent Auction

October 4th, 2019

Take a look at the amazing items available in the silent auction at our Charity Ball on October 11 – and you don’t even to be there to bid! You can bid online now…

You can take a look at the items, highest bids and place a bid online here: https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/middlesbroughteessidephilanthropicfoundation1

The site will be live until 10pm on October 10. Those attending the Ball will need to outbid any online bids or proxy bids placed by this time.

Anyone not attending who wishes to place a maximum bid (proxy bid) can place this and bidders on the night will be unsuccessful unless they reach the proxy maximum. When online bidders not in attendance at the Ball are outbid they will receive a text to let them know and give them an opportunity to bid again.

Here are our highlights of the Silent Auction – but many more feature on the website link above…


Overnight Stay at MalMaison Newcastle & Afternoon Tea at Hotel du Vin

Enjoy a one-night stay for 2 people, including breakfast, at the stylish MalMaison Newcastle, and afternoon tea in Hotel du Vin & Bistro.

A beautiful space with breath-taking views, MalMaison is just 15 minutes’ walk from the city centre. Hotel du Vin Newcastle is also located moments from the city centre and again offers fantastic views. Choose from traditional feast of sandwiches, scones, cakes, savouries and a range of delicious teas.

Please note: overnight stay available Sunday-Thursday. Both stay and afternoon available up to June 30th 2020 subject to availability.

Kindly donated by MalMaison Newcastle, Hotel du Vin and Charity Escapes

Starting bid: £150



Dining (and drinking!) experience for 4 with Cornerstone Business Solutions in their Riverside Stadium executive box.

After arriving at the Riverside Stadium for a Boro home game of your choice*, you’ll be welcomed to the Cornerstone executive box overlooking the hallowed turf. Freeflowing alcohol accompanied by five-course meal and top seats for the match. You’ll also meet Boro legends and some of the Boro stars.

Hospitality kindly donated by Cornerstone Business Solutions.

Meet and greet kindly arranged by Middlesbrough FC. *Match subject to availability.

Starting bid: £475

Charity receives 100% of donation



VIP Speedway Experience

A chance for up to 12 guests to experience the thrills and spills of top speedway meeting hosted by Redcar Bears’ former sponsors, Ecco Finishing Supplies, with drinks and buffet provided from a private lounge on the start/finish line. You’ll also meet the riders after the meet.

Kindly donated by Keith Miller of Ecco Finishing Supplies. Meet subject to availability.

Starting bid: £295

100% of the donation goes to the charity.



Driving Experience at Porsche Centre, Silverstone

Half-day driving experience for one at Silverstone. Choose to drive a Boxster, Cayman, 911, Panamera, Cayenne or Macan for 90 minutes on the Porsche track featuring various configurations and surface conditions. Participants, who will be accompanied by a highly experienced driving consultant, must be aged 18-80 and must hold a valid, full driving license. Also includes a one-night stay for 2 including breakfast at Fawsley Hall Hotel & Spa, Northampton.

Driving experience kindly donated by Porsche Centre Teesside.

Starting bid: £295

100% of the donation goes to the charity.



Luxury Spanish Stay for Up to 10 (value £2,000-£2,500)

Enjoy a week-long stay at Casa La Celada, a luxury villa in Andalucia. Less than five minutes’ drive from Andalucia’s lakeside beach with sports and activities available. With capacity for up to 10 adults and children, Casa La Celada features a fourposted bedroom with attached sitting room, further twin bedrooms, additional living areas, children’s play room, kitchen and rooftop with panoramic views. Subject to availability.

Starting bid: £975



The Transporter Bridge Framed 48” x 36” Photograph

Talented local landscape photographer Nick Dent has produced this stunning image of the Transporter at sunset. Printed on 5mm Foamex to keep its weight to a minimum. An ideal piece for any proud Teessider to display within an office environment or as a signature piece in a living space.

Kindly donated by Nick Dent.

Starting bid: £225

100% of the donation goes to the charity.



The Infinity Bridge Framed 32” x 20” Photograph

This portrait of the Stockton landmark was taken by local photographer Michael Cartwright from the south bank of the river. The perfect image for your living room or office.

Kindly donated by Michael Cartwright Photography.

Starting bid: £125

100% of the donation goes to the charity.



Dining & Classical Music for 4

A 3-course meal for 4 at one of Teesside’s finest restaurants, Middlesbrough’s charity-run eatery The Fork in the Road followed by tickets for the Royal Northern Sinfonia at the beautifully refurbished Middlesbrough Town Hall on Thursday March 19 2020.

Kindly donated by The Fork in the Road and Middlesbrough Town Hall.

Starting bid: £150

100% of the donation goes to the charity.



Room Interior Design & 3D Visualisation

Want to try something new with your home but not sure where to start? Let the experts help you visualise a new home. Middlesbrough-based interior design leaders Cocoon & Bauer will give you an interior design scheme for a room of your choosing within your home. Whether it be a revamp of your kitchen, a remodelling of your master bedroom or an overhaul of your living room, Cocoon & Bauer will produce a full interior design scheme, with sample boards, mood boards, plans and a 3D visualisation of the scheme for you to see exactly what we propose for your space – a package worth £500 + VAT.

Kindly donated by Cocoon & Bauer

Starting bid: £295

100% of the donation goes to the charity.



Signed A2 Print of Boro’s Craig Hignett Celebrating First Riverside Goal

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 A2 print by Richard depicts Craig Hignett scoring the first ever goal at the Riverside Stadium against Chelsea back in 1995, with the Transporter Bridge as the backdrop.

Signed by the artist and Hignett.

Kindly donated by Richard Piers Rayner.

Starting bid: £200

100% of the donation goes to the charity.



Two Photographic Prints in 9”

frames Titled Right Here Waiting and What a Lot of Steps, these photographic prints (both within 9-inch frames) are taken from original Roseberry Hare paintings by Teesside artist Janice Foley.

Kindly donated by Janice Foley

Starting bid: £95

100% of the donation goes to the charity.



Bespoke Designer Shoes

A pair of bespoke high-heeled shoes made to order for any size by award-winning, Middlesbrough-based dress designer Kate Fearnley. A designer to the stars, Kate was a recent winner at the North of England Wedding Awards.

Kindly donated by Kate Fearnley

Starting bid: £95

100% of the donation goes to the charity.



Wooden Christmas Reindeers

Two five-foot tall wooden reindeers. Normally retailing at £100 each, they will be delivered to the winner’s home in December ready for Santa’s festive visit.

Kindly donated by The Wooden Reindeer Company

Starting bid: £100

100% of the donation goes to the charity.



Flights for 4 from Teesside to Majorca

Return flights for 4 from Teesside International Airport direct to Majorca. Available Sundays only from 19th July 2020 for 10 weeks only.

Kindly donated by Teesside International Airport

Starting bid: £500

100% of the donation goes to the charity



Paul Smith (Maximo Park) Collectors’ Items

He’s Teesside music royalty – and fans of Maximo Park singer Paul Smith will love these two signed T-shirts, CD, photo and book. Kindly donated by Paul Smith.

Starting bid: £50

100% of the donation goes to the charity.



Afternoon Tea for 2 at Middlesbrough FC

Attend an invite-only special event in the Middlehaven Suite at Middlesbrough FC’s Riverside Stadium, Ramsdens Currency Presents Afternoon Tea, featuring an opportunity to meet Boro first team players for photo opportunities and signings. Tickets include a welcome drink, sandwiches and cake.

Kindly donated by Ramsdens Financial.

Buy it now price: £75

100% of the donation goes to the charity.

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