Silent Auction Lots for our 10th Anniversary Ball

September 30th, 2021

Take a look at the superb list of lots available to bid for in the silent auction being held at the Foundation’s 10th Anniversary Ball on October 8th. 

If you’re not attending the Ball but would like to submit a top bid, please email no later than midday on October 7th. She can then bid on your behalf.

1.Beautiful Transporter Bridge Framed Painting

This beautiful Transporter Bridge painting would be a stunning addition to any home or office. A framed 30” x 40” oil and canvas original which super-talented artist Julie Foster-Walker says the image was inspired from a photograph she took from the former Nazareth House. She has named it Sentinel of the Town.  

Kindly donated by Julie Foster-Walker.  Starting bid £250

2.Week-Long Stay in a Windermere Cottage

Enjoy a seven-night stay in the Lakes at Cannondale, near Windermere. Fully refurbished just two years ago, the cottage provides a stylish haven within a short walk of both Windermere and Bowness and with access to explore the beauty of the Lakes. Includes four bedrooms, all with en-suite, including one ground floor, making it ideal for the less mobile.  

Dates subject to availability.  

Kindly donated by Ian and Jayne Gordon. Starting bid £800

3.Driving Experience at Porsche Centre, Silverstone  

Half-day driving experience for one at Silverstone – plus a one-night stay for 2 including breakfast at nearby Hilton hotel. Choose to drive a Boxster, Cayman, 911, Panamera, Cayenne or Macan for 90 minutes on a Porsche track featuring various configurations and surface conditions. You’ll be accompanied by a highly experienced driving consultant. 

Participant must be aged 18-80 and must hold a valid, full driving license. 

Driving experience kindly donated by Porsche Centre Teesside. Starting bid: £300

4.Diamond Pendant

9ct white gold 1/3 carat diamond pendant and chain from the new Ramsdens jewellery range. Retails at £499.

Kindly donated by Ramsdens. Starting Bid: £275

5.Overnight Stay, Dinner and Breakfast in Countryside Pub 

Enjoy a 3-course dinner for 2, overnight stay and breakfast at The Derwent Arms in the beautiful countryside village of Edmundbyers on the border of County Durham and Northumberland.

Kindly donated by the Inn Hospitality Group. Starting bid: £125

6.Framed Lucy Pittaway Print 

Beautiful print, Steel River, depicting our iconic Transporter Bridge by award-winning local artist Lucy Pittaway, within a 23” x 17” silver frame.

Kindly donated by The Build Directory. Starting bid: £200

7.Middlesbrough FC Platinum Club Experience

Exjoy the Boro in style with the Riverside Restaurant Platinum experience for 4 at a 2021-22 home league game of your choice (subject to availability). 

This refined matchday experience includes champagne and canapes 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. Starting Bid: £500

8.Professional Makeup and Photo Experience 

Makeup application the Flawless Makeup Co, hair styling, nails and eye lashes, followed by 30-minute outdoor photo session. All photographs provided electronically with print of your favourite image supplied in an 8” x 10” Belleek pottery frame. One-month’s notice required (not available in December).

Kindly donated by Inn Hospitality Group and Chris Booth Photography. Starting Bid: £175 

9.Golf Bonanza!

Gather your golfing friends for 4-balls at four of the region’s leading gold courses: Rockliffe Hall, Wynyard, Teesside and Woodham. 

Kindly donated by Erimus Insurance Brokers. Starting bid £400

10.Owen Farrell Signed England Rugby Shirt

Rugby star Owen Farrell has signed this framed England shirt signed that will make a great addition for any collector. The shirt celebrates Farrell’s 77th England cap v Australia at the 2019 World Cup in Japan.

Kindly donated by Lyla Belle’s Café, Hartlepool. Starting bid: £100

11.Newport Bridge at Night Photograph 

High quality framed 32” x 20” photograph of the Teesside landmark by local photographer Michael Cartwright from the south bank of the Tees. The perfect image for your living room or office.

Kindly donated by Michael Cartwright Photography. Starting bid: £150

12.Trio of Red Wine

Three bottles of high-quality red wine in wooden presentation case. Say cheers to 2016 Chateauneuf-du-Pape, 2015 Quinta do Frances and 2016 Jewelstone Antoine Gimblett Gravels. 

Kindly donated by Frances and Patrick Connolly. Starting bid: £100

13.Framed Chelsea FC Shirt 

Add the autographs of the Champions League holders to your collection with this superb framed shirt. 

Kindly donated by Lyla Belles Café, Hartlepool. Starting bid: £100

14.Steven Brown Canvas* 

Colourful Highland cow Heather McCoo wall art 40” x 40” canvas print.  

Starting bid: £200

15.Dinner And Orchestra Experience*

4 tickets to see the Royal Northern Sinfonia at Middlesbrough Town Hall with an £80 Voucher for pre-event dinner at The Zetland restaurant nearby

Kindly donated by Middlesbrough Town Hall and The Zetland. Starting bid: £100

16.Box Tickets for a Boro Match

Join our friends at Cornerstone Business Solutions in their corporate box at your choice of any 2021-22 home game. Champagne reception, five-course silver service meal and drinks throughout for 2 people. Choice of match subject to availability. 

Kindly donated by Cornerstone Business Solutions. Starting bid: £200

17.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: £100

18.VIP Speedway Experience 

A chance for up to 12 guests to experience the thrills and spills of top speedway meeting hosted by Redcar Bears sponsors Ecco Finishing Supplies, with drinks and buffet provided from a private lounge. You’ll also meet the riders and have the chance to watch a race from the centre of the track.

Kindly donated by Keith Miller of Ecco Finishing Supplies. Starting bid: £250

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