‘Promises’ auction on Saturday 7th May raises over £3,000

The auction held on 7 May was very successful!

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Promises offered:

  • Guided tour of Greys Court – Sir Hugo Brunner is offering to show a party of up to six adults around his childhood home, Greys Court near Henley on Thames (now the property of the National Trust). This will be an out-of-hours tour probably before the house opens to the public, followed by a tour of the gardens.   A refreshment hamper is included to accompany coffee/ tea at the café.  Date/details to be agreed between Sir Hugo and the winner. (Guide price £100)
  • Fancy a ride in a supercar?– treat yourself to a ride in a Ferrari 458 Speciale, (value £50)
  • Ever wanted to know what happens behind the scenes in a Formula 1 Race Team factory? Your opportunity to a have a personalized tour for four people of the Alpine factory in Enstone (value £120)
  • Want to stand out from the crowd? – treat yourself to a lady’s handknitted jacket, your own colour choice, the design is not available in shops. (value £100, bidder to buy yarn approx. £45 depending on yarn choice)
  • Warm and stylish, a hand knitted Papillion shawl, choose your own colours and create your own special butterfly. (value £70, bidder to buy yarn, approx £30 depending on choice)
  • Dreams of beating everyone at chess? Available are four beginner’s chess lessons (tutor’s home North Oxford, value £100)
  • Would you like to play ‘the King of Instruments’? Bid for organ lessons with Dr Nicholas Prozzillo and experience the thrill of operating those organ stops! (4 x ½ hour lessons, value £100)
  • While away an afternoon with a strawberries and cream tea and prosecco for four, whilst enjoying a private organ recital by Dr Nicholas Prozzillo in St Giles’ church (value £80)
  • Haven’t got time/not qualified to complete those small electrical jobs that need sorting out? Never fear you can bid for half a day’s work by a qualified electrician (value £100)
  • Car not big enough to carry all the things that need moving? Hire our ‘Man with a Van’ to undertake those local journeys (value £50)
  • Enjoy the summer in the garden sipping tea from Emma Bridgewater mugs (2) complete with a garden tray (value £50)
  • Need your grouting to sparkle, the limescale on your taps to be banished? Bid for a Bathroom Deep Clean (value ‘PRICELESS’!)
  • Surprise and astonish your family, or friends, with a 3-course gourmet dinner for 6 delivered to your home (wine not included) (value £90)
  • Take a tour of the bell tower with St Giles’ Bell Captain and be treated to a handbell ringing demonstration (value £25 per person)
  • Wake up to a breakfast treat – a pot of homemade marmalade every month for a year (value £36) Nothing better than freshly baked bread. On offer, a Gail’s Bakery sourdough loaf every month for a year (value £42)
  • All that handwashing ruining your hands? Pamper them with Miller Harris hand cream (value £20)
  • Fancy a night out? Up for grabs are two cinema tickets for the Phoenix Cinema, Walton St. (value £24)
  • Your opportunity to be in the know with style, fashion and what the famous are up to, by bidding for a year’s subscription to Vogue Magazine (value £48)
  • Travel restrictions are lifted and you can now treat yourself to that longed for holiday with a week in a cottage near Carcassonne, in the south of France. Accommodation for 4/6 (value £300)
  • A special visit to a local historic palace – your visit to Blenheim Palace will include a pass for 1 year to the palace or park, refreshment and cake in the Blenheim Café, followed by a personalised tour of the famous Long Library and a recital on the Father Willis Organ built in 1892. You are welcome to choose your own music, or leave the choice to the organist – Andrew Paterson (value £100)
  • Celebrating or relaxing? On offer, two bottles of sparkling English wine, delicious!

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