Welcome to the Hunter Moon Ball 2022 Silent Auction

We’re so grateful to the generosity of so many wonderful friends, family and local businesses for offering the following lots in aid of Winston’s Wish.

All guests at the ball can make bids on the night, or place their bids here in advance.

Anyone who’s not able to join us, please do place your bids below by midnight on Sunday 13 November 2022.

You can bid on as many lots as you like. Please take note of the starting bid and value amounts when deciding how much to offer.

Winners will be announced on Monday 14 November. Good Luck!

If you’ve not yet bought your ticket for the night, click here to do so.

Thank you for your support.

Starting bid - £400 Set in a conservation area, 2 Fairview Terrace is a traditional Lakeland cottage just two minutes’ walk from the heart of the village of Ambleside. Sleeping 6 people, the cottage is an ideal base from which to explore Windermere and the surrounding area. Four bedrooms (two singles, one twin, one double). Available term-time only, although half-term breaks are possible subject to availability. cumbrian-cottages.co.uk (ref. CC123219) Value: £600-£800
Starting bid - £175 Enjoy a relaxing midweek bed and breakfast stay for 2 at Calcot & Spa Hotel near Tetbury in the heart of the Cotswolds. calcot.co Value: £325
Starting bid - £150 Set in the bustling town of Nailsworth and featured in the Michelin guide, Wilder restaurant offers an eight-course surprise tasting menu created by head chef Matthew Beardshall. Prepare to be wowed! dinewilder.co.uk Value: £290
Starting bid - £100 Born and raised in Stroud, Melanie Russell graduated from Slade School of Fine Art in London and now exhibits across the UK. This beautiful oil on canvas painting was completed in 2022 and measures 34.5 x 31.5cm. melanierussell.co.uk Value: c.£200
Starting bid - £50 Take a trip in a two-seat glider with a qualified instructor and feel the exhilaration of unpowered flight, while enjoying uninterrupted views of the Gloucestershire countryside. cotswoldgliding.co.uk Value: £100
Starting bid - £70 Fill your room with fragrance with this beautiful three-wick Jo Malone candle, handmade in the UK. jomalone.co.uk Value: £140
Starting bid - £50 Will Hunter-Rosser is a professional commercial photographer based in Nailsworth. Enjoy a one-hour family photography session with a timeless image for you to treasure forever. hrphoto.co.uk Value: £150
Starting bid - £50 Family tickets to a Forest Green Rovers home match and an exclusive signed football shirt. Value: c. £100
Starting bid - £35 Don’t Buy Her Flowers specialises in creating beautiful (and useful!) hampers for any occasion. Build your own hamper by choosing from a selection of edible and non-edible luxury items. dontbuyherflowers.com Value: £75
Starting bid - £30 A stunning print by the late Nell Gifford, founder of the world-famous Giffords’ Circus. Value: £50

Silent Auction Terms and Conditions

1. In order to bid in the auction, the bidder must be aged 18 or over.

2. Each item in the silent auction is defined as a “Lot”. Bidders may bid for more than one Lot but may make only one bid for each individual Lot.

3. In order for a bid to stand the bidder must fill out their contact details on the above form.

4. You acknowledge that if the Ball Team confirmed you are the highest bidder, you will be expected to pay for the item(s) within one week of the event.

5. Bids must be above the starting bid for the Lot being bid for; be in pounds sterling; and be received by the Ball Team before the scheduled end of the Silent Auction (11.59pm on Sunday 13 November 2022). The Ball Team will announce the highest bidder at the Ball after the advertised closing time.

6. Late, incomplete, defaced or corrupt bids, and bids below the reserve price will not be accepted.

7. The successful bid for any one Lot being bid for will be the highest bid received by the scheduled end of the Silent Auction. In the event that two or more bids equal the highest bid, the bidders will be invited to submit an offer by text, and the Lot will be awarded to the highest bidder.

8.  Items will not be released to you until payment has been received.

9. In the event of the Ball Team being unable to contact a winning bidder within seven days of the closing of the auction, or of the payment not being received within 21 days of a winning bidder being notified, we reserve the right to award the Lot to the next highest bidder.

10. In the event of a supplier not being able to provide the prize a bidder has won at an auction, the bidder will be offered a full refund on the amount paid.