Auctions and Tree



The following items, kindly donated, were auctioned on the night of the Ball and raised the following amounts for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust:



Spa Day at Cliveden for Two with Lunch – £580
A day of relaxation at the magnificent Cliveden – the prize includes use of all of the facilities at Cliveden’s sumptuous spa including the indoor pool, infamous ‘Profumo’ outdoor swimming pool, state-of-the-art Technogym, infrared sauna, infused steam room, outdoor hot tubs and Jacuzzi. The prize also includes a Spa Kitchen lunch for two.
Donated by Cliveden House



5 Bottles Taylors 1977 Vintage Port – £1,050
Robert Parker, the Wine Advocate writes…. “This house must certainly be the Latour of Portugal. Their ports are remarkably backward yet still impressive when young. Of all the vintage ports, those of Taylor need the longest time to mature and even when fully mature seem to have an inner strength and firmness that keep them going for decades. Their tawnys are also among the very best, though somewhat expensive. The 1977 has consistently been at the top of my list of vintage ports in this great vintage …. It is a mammoth, opaque, statuesque vintage port of remarkable depth and power.”
Donated by Jill Lynch & Hill Harris


One hour lesson in horsemanship and dressage with Zip Zip – £750
Zip Zip is a bay 14-year old Portuguese Lusitano Alter Real gelding. He was trained by Pedro Neves, who is a member of the Portuguese National Dressage Team and is owned by Severine Arnaud.
Since April 2015, Zip Zip is stabled at the Petersham Farm Stables (Richmond) which is managed by Jacqui Hindley (BHSII).
Jacqui has over 40 years of teaching experience, based on Classical Equitation, Natural Horsemanship and is an Alexander Technique Teacher.
The lesson can be enjoyed by a rider or non rider. There is a rich, positive experience to be had with Zip Zip not only as a riding lesson, but also by keeping your feet on the ground with in hand work or Natural Horsemanship. The choice is yours.  The relationship between us and a horse is an extraordinary one. Jacqui looks forward to welcoming you to spending time with a special horse, Zip Zip.
Donated by Severine Arnaud and Jacqui Hindley


Be an Extra in a film starring Benedict Cumberbatch! – £5,500
Two extra parts in the new Cold War Spy drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch IRONBARK directed by Dominic Cooke (ON CHESIL BEACH). The film shoots this Autumn in the UK.
Donated by Dominic Cooke


Long weekend for 10 in your own Scottish Manor – £3,200
This Arts & Crafts house with five individual turrets is a grade 1 National Monuments’ property built in 1902. The house will appear in Great British Railway Journeys narrated by Michael Portillo in 2019.
Just over the hill from Loch Lomond, with wonderful walks and railway journeys, excellent restaurants in the nearby town of Helensburgh.
It is no more than 5 minutes over the hill to all of Loch Lomond. A ten minute drive to the village of Luss. Over the hill are two of the finest golf courses – Loch Lomond course and the Carrick.
At the top of Loch Fyne is the original Loch Fyne Oyster bar and there are many other restaurants nearby including; Riverhill Courtyard, PJ’s kitchen, The Wee Kelpie as well as the Telegraph Award Winning Sugarboat Restaurant.
Ben Lomond is a short car journey away. There are literally hundreds of walks within this area, along with the Highland Way and the John Muir Way.
Unfortunately it is not suitable for disabled access.
3 nights/4 days – dates to be arranged with the owner.
Donated by Deborah Appleton


Professional Match Report for your Football Team – £600
Do you know someone who plays football for their school team? Or perhaps you still turn out for that Sunday League outfit? Have the match recorded for posterity and written up by one of the UK’s leading football writers. Award-winning sports journalist Ian Hawkey was European football correspondent for the Sunday Times for more than a decade – covering Real Madrid, Barcelona and the Premier League’s finest. He’ll give your match the same treatment with the report laid out in classic newspaper style. Get in!!
Also included in the lot, is a signed copy of Ian’s award-winning book Feet of the Chameleon – the story of African football – and a signed copy of his latest work on the footballing superstar Alberto Di Stefano.
Greater London and Home Counties only.
Donated by Ian Hawkey

Red Carpet Gala Film Evening for 2 – £650
Two tickets to the red carpet Gala screening of Number 9 Films latest production COLETTE starring Keira Knightley and Dominic West. Number 9 Films are the award winner producers behind such films as CAROL, THEIR FINEST, MADE IN DAGENHAM, THE CRYING GAME and INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE.
Donated by Number 9 Films



Professional Portrait – £1,500
Sit for a drawn portrait with acclaimed Kent-based artist Joseph Sevier at his studio in Sandwich.
Joseph Sevier paints and draws portraits, family portraits and works commissioned by grand institutions including Trinity College Cambridge. He’s painted Lord Mayors, Archbishops, High Sheriffs, Cambridge Dons and Peers of the Realm. Joseph will invite you to his studio to sit for a drawn portrait of your own, in front of the Vermeer window of his 1603 house where the light is clear and beautiful.
Donated by Joseph Sevier


Dinner for 10 with Drinks at The Prince – £600
1 street, 3 bars, music, food, drinks, 4 restaurants, alfresco drinking and dining, a summer English garden.
Whether you’re looking for a stunning spot for a romantic date, an unusual location for those after-work drinks, or somewhere truly unique to celebrate a special occasion, The Prince has what you’re looking for.
We offer drinking and dining in a relaxed and affordable manner. All our restaurants are self-service and food is made to order quickly. Regardless of how large or small your party size is, you’re able to eat from different places and please all tastes, yet share the same table and experience.
£500 bar tab and £100 worth of food vouchers for you and your guests to enjoy
Valid until 30 December 2018.  Booking required.
Donated by The Prince West Brompton


Tea at Nonnatus House with Jenny Agutter – £5,200
Neil Street Productions are kindly allowing me to invite two guests to our closed set during the last couple of weeks filming on series eight of ‘Call the Midwife’.  We finish filming 14th October.  Not long, so please be ready with your bid, if you feel like a day with the midwives at Nonnatus House and these dates work for you.
I would love you to join me on a day I am filming; you might even have a chance to take part yourself.. I will introduce you to cast members, the costume department, you can see the work that goes on in makeup, it’s not all glamourous (apart from Trixie).  You might find the prosthetics interesting as well as the walls of mid sixties photos.  The sets and props keep us aware of the period, I love what this department brings to the production.  You can see the sets being lit, rehearsal taking place and the action being filmed.  When we have a break I have a large ‘Call the Midwife’ teapot ready to make tea, and to take away when you leave, along with a companion book on Call the Midwife signed by the cast members.  Memories of a day out, back in 1964.
I look forward to your visit.  All the best, Jenny Agutter
Donated by Neal Street Productions




Mint condition presentation set of Irons – £1,000
Precise replicas of the clubs used by Ben Hogan when he won the Open Championship at Carnoustie in 1953.  It was the only occasion he played in the event, which by winning fulfilled his ambition to complete the Modern Grand Slam of Golf.  The clubs were manufactured in 2003, the 50th anniversary of his victory and are accompanied by all the original authentication/provenance paperwork.
Donated by Allan Gormly, retired Trustee and Deputy Chairman of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust


Film Internship in London – £675
Two week internship in London at Number 9 Films.
Donated by Number 9 Films



Sports Massage at Home – £165

In need of some relaxation for those weary limbs? Try a rejuvenating 45 minute sports massage from a physiotherapist in the comfort of your own home.  Greater London area only.
Donated by Andrianna Martin



An overnight stay and dinner at ultra-luxury hotel Rosewood London 
Enjoy an overnight stay in one of our Suites with dinner and breakfast for two at ultra-luxury hotel, Rosewood London.
Rosewood London combines English heritage with contemporary sophistication in the heart of the capital. The Grade II-listed, Belle Époque building has been sensitively renovated with the feel of a stylish London residence. The five-star hotel’s generously appointed guest rooms and suites, are inspired by a British manor house, among which is the unique seven-bedroom Grand Manor House wing, a private wing with its own entrance and postcode. With an array of culinary experiences including the Mirror Room, Scarfes Bar, Holborn Dining Room, The Gin Bar and The Terrace, Rosewood London offers some of the capital’s most conversational cuisine.
Prize valid for one year since the date of the event.
English breakfast for two available in the Mirror Room, Holborn Dining Room or from In-room dining.
Dinner up to the value of £250 available in Holborn Dining Room.
Stay subject to availability and blackout dates apply.
Prize may not be combined with any other package or offer.
Donated by Rosewood London


A night at the Grange Hotel, Tower Bridge, London – £500
Enjoy a Weekend (Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday) for two in the 5* Grange Tower Bridge Hotel in a double or twin bedded room inclusive of Continental Breakfast.
Donated by Grange Hotel



Meal for two at The Hinds Head, Bray – £500
A three course meal for two guests with a glass of champagne on arrival and a kitchen tour.
Can be taken any day subject to availability and must be redeemed within a year from the date.
Donated by The Hinds Head


A fantastic bed from Hypnos – £1,550
Every Hypnos bed uses a generous blend of natural and sustainable fillings and our signature, intelligent pocket spring system. Constructed in subtly different configurations, each Hypnos bed collection offers a different range of comfort and support levels. From luxuriously sumptuous beds and firmer beds that care for your back, to truly bespoke beds, we have it all. You can be safe in the knowledge that we are a multi-award winning, carbon neutral business, committed to ethical and sustainable manufacturing.
A voucher to the value of £2,500 for a bed from Hypnos.  (Headboard not included)
This lot is for a king size bed and includes delivery and installation and they’ll take away your old bed too!
Donated by Hypnos


Spa Day for Two at Chewton Glen with Lunch – £450
A day to enjoy all the facilities at Chewton Glen’s sumptuous spa including the 17-metre indoor pool, hi-tec hydrotherapy centre, aromatherapy saunas, crystal steam rooms and outdoor whirlpool. It also includes our extensive Poolbar buffet lunch for two.
Donated by Chewton Glen


Rugby Ball signed by Exeter Chiefs 2017/18 Squad – £100
Exeter Chiefs are an English professional rugby union club based in Exeter, Devon. They play in Premiership Rugby, England’s top division of rugby. The club was founded in 1871 and since 2006 plays its home matches at Sandy Park, a purpose built facility on the outskirts of the city. They have been known by the name Chiefs since 1999. They were promoted to the Premiership for the first time in 2010. In the 2016–17 Premiership Rugby season Exeter became English Champions for the first time. In 2017-18 Exeter topped the regular season table but lost the Play-Off final; this entitled them to compete in the 2018-19 European Rugby Champions Cup. The current head coach is Rob Baxter who was appointed in March 2009.
Donated by Joanne Mavridis, sister of Richard


Six months gym membership – £325
Whether you’re on the gym floor or in the swimming pool, enjoying a little rest and relaxation or honing your racquet skills, get set for more than you imagined. Six months membership at one of Virgin Active’s clubs – boasting luxury spas, dozens of exercise classes and state of the art fitness facilities.  There are 43 clubs to choose from across the UK with 30 clubs in London and 5 in the South East.  Excludes Chiswick Riverside and High Street Kensington.
Donated by Virgin Active Group


Luxury Night for Two – £550
Enjoy an overnight stay at Champneys for 2 with a 50min Champneys treatment each
Donated by Champneys



Coworth Park for 2 with Dinner
Leave the city behind for one night with dinner and breakfast for two and revel in the pastoral tranquillity of a unique Ascot hotel and a refined retreat with more than a few surprises. Set in 240 acres of picturesque parkland and on the borders of Windsor Great Park, Coworth Park is Dorchester Collection’s new 5 star, 70 room country house hotel and spa, which blends the warmth and comfort of a contemporary country house with an eccentric spirit that is undeniably English and irrefutably modern.
You will stay in a Stables Superior room (with breakfast) and Dinner in the Barn (to the value of £100)
To be taken Sunday to Friday (not Saturday). Restrictive dates apply
Donated by Coworth Park

Signed Fulham Shirt – £300

A shirt from the record-breaking 2017/18 season of Premier League new boys Fulham Football Club signed by the team that went an incredible 23 games unbeaten thanks to England prospects like Ryan Sessegnon who will no doubt be steering England to victory in 2022!
Donated by Fulham Football Club


Signed Film Poster for the Film “On Chesil Beach” – £235
Signed copy of the novel and film poster of ‘On Chesil Beach’
Donated by Number 9 Films




Signed Film Poster for the Film “Their Finest” – £150
Signed film poster for ‘Their Finest’
Donated by Number 9 Films



Signed Film Poster for the Film “Colette” – £60
Signed film poster for ‘Colette’
Donated by Number 9 Films




X Factor Final tickets – £850
Two tickets to the final of television’s most iconic talent show the X Factor on 1st December 2018 at Wembley (Over 16s only).
Donated by ITV




Knockando Vintage Whisky – £235
Single malt Scotch whisky 1980. In each bottle of Knockando you will only ever find the produce of a single season, or year of production – a practice which distinguishes this delicate Speyside from almost all other single malts.
Donated by Mavis Hawkey



A Family pass for Folk by the Oak – £150
Folk by the Oak is the UK’s largest one day folk festival. A family friendly gathering of fine folk, roots and acoustic music, complemented by fun packed activities for all ages, Folk by the Oak will return to the beautiful and leafy grounds of Hatfield House in Hertfordshire on Sunday 15 July 2019.
Donated by JSL Productions

Signed copy of The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer – £400

A signed paperback copy of the 1970 book by Germaine Greer from her personal library that became an international bestseller and an important text in the feminist movement. Greer’s thesis is that the “traditional” suburban, consumerist, nuclear family represses women sexually, and that this devitalises them, rendering them eunuchs.
Donated by Germaine Greer

Two tickets to The Battle Proms 2019 – £250
The UK’s premier picnic concert series, are summer celebrations with music, Spitfire, cannons, cavalry and spectacular fireworks, all taking place in some of our most celebrated stately homes!
Pack up the hampers and champers and join thousands of loyal fans for a quintessentially British ‘party in the park’, featuring a full 2 hour orchestral performance by the New English Concert Orchestra, complemented by toe tapping vintage vocals, breath-taking Spitfire display, dramatic cavalry displays and a ‘last night of the proms’ style sing-along firework finale!
Donated by JSL Productions


No responsibility is accepted in relation to Prizes; the items are supplied in good faith and on the basis of information available.
No liability is accepted for any misrepresentation. Successful bidders must pay for items immediately.
Donors’ restrictions as regards dates, timings or otherwise must be complied with. No exchanges or refunds are possible.
Unless otherwise stated, all prizes must be redeemed by 6 September 2019.

Any prizes left at the end of the evening will be given to the Trust to raise further funds at a future event.



This year we have found it challenging to get enough prizes for a Tree of Life so we apologise to all those who are used to seeing it at the Sixty-Five Roses Ball but as a result we have instead created a Tree of Luck.
Pick a leaf from the Tree of Luck – if it has a number inside you are a winner – if not then thank you very much for your kind donation and good luck for next time!
You could win a lunch for two at Quilon, Tea at Stoke Park, Wine, Whiskey, Thames Rib ride, a hamper from Locanda Locatelli or a Spa Day with Lunch at Chewton Glen .. and many more. You have a 1 in 5 chance, good luck!
We would like to thank the following companies and people who have generously donated prizes to the Tree of Luck:

Thames Rib, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Virgin Wines, Casual Dining Group, Patisserie Valerie, Charles Trywhitt, Stoke Park, Biscuiteers Icing Café, BBC Gardeners’ World Live, Polpo Ltd, Sussex Life, JSL Productions, Cubana, Cote Brasserie, VQ Restaurant, Quilon, Bills, Charlie Bighams, Harrys, Locanda Locatelli,