SILENT AUCTION AT CHELTENHAM RACES – 18 OCTOBER 2014
The Silent Auction which took place at Cheltenham Racecourse was a huge success. The tent was busy all day with racegoers keen to bag one or some of the amazing 66 lots on offer. Bidding finished at 6 p.m. with a frenzy of last minute bids – some people had waited until the very end to ensure that they were not outbid on their chosen lots whilst those that couldn’t stay were on the phone to make sure they didn’t miss out! When the final bids were tallied the event raised in excess of £25,500 for Cammpaign4Rob!
We are very grateful to the organisers who worked tirelessly planning the auction; Ros Jones, Sarah Smith, Carolyn Tegg, Lou Purvis and Kate Austen all did an amazing job to ensure the event was such a success.
Huge thanks must also go to everyone who donated lots, put in bids, bought lots and came along on the day to offer help and support. Many volunteers & supporters were collared to help with handing out leaflets and catalogues which proved a great way of getting people to visit the stand. Particular thanks must go to Hayley Godwin and Lynne Hamilton who organised and manned the raffle ALL day which in itself raised over £1000. Thanks also to Cheltenham Racecourse for allowing the event on it’s ‘turf’’ and for allocating such an excellent space for the tent.
Well done to everyone involved and thank you all for supporting Rob and his future.
We are delighted to announce that we have added 2 new lots for the auction which you can bid on today by contacting Carolyn Tegg on 07812 766874 or by email – firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise please come and visit the Cammpaign4Rob tent on Saturday located between the Hall of Fame and the Paddock at the Cheltenham Racecourse. Remember last bids must be in by 6.00pm on Saturday 18th October.
A morning on the gallops for 4 people followed by breakfast at the Plough Inn – kindly donated by Martin Keighley Racing
A stable tour for 2 people of West Ilsley Stables and see the horses working on the gallops with ex Southampton and England footballer now top trainer Mick Channon – kindly donated by Mick Channon.
There has been a change in Lot 56 – now an original painting by F A Stewart which is of ‘The Berkeley Hunt at Cowhill Covert, Oldbury’ very kindly donated by Sue Excell. This has already attracted a lot of interest so don’t holdback!!
The picture includes Mr Robert Berkeley (jumping in the foreground), Frank Lister (next to him), Col. Turner (middle of picture, Yellow coat) and William Morris (Huntsman on far right of pic).
We also thought you might like to see the fabulous image of Lot 54 – an original painting made with betting slips, glitter and watercolours
One week to go and the bids are continuing to roll in. To give an idea of how things stand, here is the current top bids for the Equestrian section of the auction:
Many thanks to those who have already submitted bids.
To register a bid before the day please contact Carolyn Tegg on 07812 766874 or by email – email@example.com. If you are outbid Carolyn will contact you to give you the chance to raise your bid.
To bid on the day please visit our tent on the Racecourse. We “open” at 12 noon and you will be able to make bids until 6.00pm. This is 20 minutes after the last race so plenty of time to take part in some more close finishes!!!
The full catalogue of lots for the Silent Auction at Cheltenham Races has now been finalised!
62 lots have been kindly donated to us and for ease we have divided them into five categories. Please click on the links below to view the individual lots or download the Full Catalogue Of Lots
If you are unable to attend the Silent Auction on Saturday 18th October 2014, you can still leave commission bids by completing and returning the bidding form.
A big thank you to Ros Jones, Sarah Smith and Carolyn Tegg for organising the event, who have been ably supported by Kate Austin, Lucy Killingbeck, Lou Purvis.
We are also very grateful to the individuals and organisations who have made such generous “Promises” for this silent auction to help raise funds for Cammpaign4Rob and to support Rob as he rebuilds his life.
For further information contact Carolyn on 07812 766874
Plans are well advanced for the silent auction to be held during the Showcase Race Meeting being held at Cheltenham Racecourse on Saturday 18th October.
We have generously been donated over 60 lots and are in the process of finalising a catalogue for you to download with full details of the promises and donors – and of course how to place your bids! The lots cover a wide variety of items and activities including a holiday villa, visits to see our top National Hunt trainers in action, golf, shooting and various other top sporting events. There are also many lots for the art lovers and fashion conscious.
We expect to publish full details by mid September but in the meantime hold the date.
If you would like any further information please contact Carolyn Tegg on 07812766874 or firstname.lastname@example.org