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The Parent Teacher Association are raising money to support our lovely school. We have some wonderful donations - please bid generously!

Bidders from outside our school community are very welcome. Please note that a winning bid commits you to prompt payment and collection.

Once you have made a bid, check back regularly to see if you have been outbid - the system won't let you know automatically so bookmark this page to ensure you don't miss out!

Most items are for collection from school in Burrough Green.  We may be able to deliver locally but please contact us first if this is important to you. Other items can be sent anywhere in the UK - just look for that in the description. If you would like to bid on something not marked for delivery and are willing to pay extra for postage costs, please email bgptachair@gmail.com.

Updates

Now with more info on some lots - check out the gorgeous star decoration and jar of sweets!
Updated on Sun, November 28 2021, 9:23 PM

Thank you for all your lovely bids - but plenty more amazing presents needing homes - please bid now!

Updated on Sun, November 28 2021, 10:39 AM

£1,868.00 raised

When

From the 26th November 2021 at 01:00 AM, until the 5th December 2021 at 09:50 PM.

2 hours professional gardening services

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Damian Baxter will come and do 2 hours of garden work at your home, on a single occasion on a date to be agreed between the winner. Damian is an experienced professional gardener and happy to help with hedge cutting, grass cutting/ basic garden maintenance in your garden.

Final bid £50.00

3 Large Sourdough Loaves - one a week

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You are bidding to receive a large loaf once a week for three weeks.  Baked with skill, love and care by Lucy Crosby, these are sourdough and will freeze brilliantly if you don't get through them. 

Collection from school or Westley Waterless. Timing flexible by mutual agreement with the baker (contact info supplied to successful bidder).  Pics of recent bakes for illustration.

Final bid £20.00

3 Layer Celebration Cake from All Things Baked

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3 layer celebration cake - choccolate/biscoff/Victoria sponge from the wonderful All Things Baked by Charlotte, kindly donated by the Brown family. 
Collection kedington at date to be agreed by winner (excluding December). What a wonderful way to celebrate the next birthday in the family!

Final bid £60.00

5 Bags of Animal Feed or Bedding from J Sharp Nutritition

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J Sharp Nutrition Ltd (Dullingham) have kindly donated 5 bags of either horse, dog, sheep, chicken feed or bedding. Please bid generously! Value around £60

For more info on their range please click here.

Final bid £40.00

5 Rhino greetings cards by Sissy Hosegood

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Five gorgeous greeting cards generously donated by local artist Sissy Hosegood.   Blank inside making them a classy card suitable for any occasion. RP £7.50

Final bid £8.00

A Light Aircraft Flight

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Minimum 40 minute flight for two people piloted by Paul Anson in his Cessna 182 from Cambridge Airport. "The higher the bid, the longer the flight!"

Paul says: "If you live in the area between Newmarket and Haverhill we can find your house and you can take pictures. The equivalent from the Aeroclub is worth £180-260. It can be enjoyed on a clear winter day or may be easier to plan in the spring. We can plan a mutually convenient time but may reschedule if conditions are unfavourable."

The legal bit: This is a non-commercial flight and Paul can receive no compensation for it as a private pilot. Take off and timing is entirely at his discretion for insurance and safety purposes.

Final bid £220.00

A Racing Simulator Experience

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A tour of The British Racing School and a training session with their Head of Jockey Coaching on a racehorse simulator, culminating in a VR race experience - your chance to ride a winner at Newbury Racecourse!

This is an amazing opportunity to see behind the scenes at the BRS, with a one-to-one coaching from their top jockey coach and a chance to ride on the simulator with virtual reality goggles.  Perfect Christmas present for wannabe jockeys young and old!

At a time to be mutually agreed with the BRS team and winning bidder.

Final bid £45.00

A Woodland-themed craft box for a creative Christmas 2/2

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Woodland-themed craft box lovingly put together with various activities sure to excite and engage the imagination of any young mind. Simply follow the instructions enclosed, add a touch of wonderful childhood creativity and let their imaginations run free.

Each box contains all the materials needed to create 4 beautiful crafts. These boxes make ideal gifts, party favours, or simply as a rainy day activity.
They fit though a letter box and can be addressed to the recipient for that extra personal touch.

Usually retailing at http://messylittlefingersuk.etsy.com/ for £8.95, these are made by Katherine Summers who will kindly add a personalised note and post the kit if you are sending it as a gift or live a long way away. 

This is one of two kits on offer.

Final bid £9.00

Afternoon Tea for Two from the Honeyshed Bakery

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The Honeyshed Bakery's teas are so good they were recently offered to the president of the USA! Ana has generously donated a Classic Afternoon Tea for two, collected from Dullingham.  Value £30. I've always fancied one of these...

Final bid £30.00

Beaded Christmas Baubles (ice blue)

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Gorgeous handmade beaded Christmas baubles and stockings, made and donated by the Harrison family.

Final bid £10.00

Beaded Christmas Baubles (multicoloured)

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Gorgeous handmade beaded Christmas baubles, made and donated by the Harrison family.

Final bid £10.00

Bee Jewellery Set

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You may well know Sam Tarry as the childminder who looks after so many of our kids so kindly but you might not know she makes beautiful jewellery too! Sam has donated a lovely selection of her hand made jewellery to the auction. 

Final bid £15.00

Big Jar full of Bubb's Sweet Treats

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Kindly donated by Bubb's Sweet Treats in Newmarket, a fabulous selection of sweet goodies to set you up for the festive season.

A perfect pick-me-up for a sweet-toothed friend? Or the energy you need to make it to the end of term?  Whatever this would mean to you, it will be a great addition to someone's winterval.

This picture now updated to this year's donation. Collection from school or we may be able to deliver in catchment. 

Final bid £15.00

Box of Two Farmers Delicious Crisps in Compostable Packaging

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This is a mixed box of Two Farmers crisps containing 24 packets, delivered nationwide.  Two Farmers' delicious hand-cooked crisps come in 100% compostable packaging, meaning you get all the pleasure without the guilt about plastic waste. Get the great taste of Herefordshire delivered to your door. https://twofarmers.co.uk/
Value £25.99

Final bid £30.00

Christmas Port and Cheese Hamper

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Make the festive season go with a bang! This hamper contains a bottle of reserve port, box of Carr's biscuits, festive cheeses, festive fruit and nut selection, seasonal Yankee candles and drink coasters.

Final bid £38.00

Christmas Time is Better with Wine!

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Celebrate Christmas in style with this giant engraved Christmas wine glass containing chocolates and accompanied by a small bottle of chardonnay!  

Final bid £8.00

Christmas Tree - 5' Nordman Fir

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Kindly donated by the Jaggards, a 5 foot Nordman fir tree, cut fresh for you this Christmas. These are beautiful trees and known for their generous shape and minimal needle drop. 

Usually £40.

Can be delivered within school catchment area.

Final bid £45.00

Crochet Star from The Little Loop and Loom

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You are bidding for a gorgeous star decoration from Little Loop and Loom. Usually retailing at £20 this handmade piece will be a lovely addition to your home this Christmas.

Final bid £14.00

Cut and Blowdry from Karen's Kutz

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Cut and blow dry from professional hairdresser Karen Short at a time that works for you both.  Friendly mobile Hairdressing Service covering Balsham and surrounding areas. All ages and styles catered for from babies to OAP's and everything inbetween.

https://www.facebook.com/karensmobilehairdressing

Final bid £19.00

Delicious homemade christmas pudding for up to 8 people 1/2

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Alex's family will make a delicious, home made Christmas pudding, made to our favourite, fruity, tried-and-tested Nigel Slater recipe. Large enough for at least 8 [or can make a smaller one if you prefer]. On Christmas day just steam and serve! 
Delivery in school catchment area or collection from Brinkley.  1 of 2 on offer.

Final bid £18.00

Delicious homemade christmas pudding for up to 8 people 2/2

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Alex's family will make a delicious, home made Christmas pudding, made to our favourite, fruity, tried-and-tested Nigel Slater recipe. Large enough for at least 8 [or can make a smaller one if you prefer]. On Christmas day just steam and serve! 
Delivery in school catchment area or collection from Brinkley.  2nd of 2 on offer.

Final bid £18.00

Earring and Bracelet Set

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You may well know Sam Tarry as the childminder who looks after so many of our kids so kindly but you might not know she makes beautiful jewellery too! Sam has donated a lovely selection of her hand made jewellery to the auction. 

Final bid £4.00

Fabulous Personalised Santa Sack 1/2

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Hand embroidered with your child's name, this gorgeous Santa Sack is the start of a gorgeous family tradition. Kindly donated by Robyn Leamy.  One of two on offer.

Value £15

Final bid £20.00

Fabulous Personalised Santa Sack 2/2

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Hand embroidered with your child's name, this gorgeous Santa Sack is the start of a gorgeous family tradition. Kindly donated by Robyn Leamy.  One of two on offer.

Value £15

Final bid £20.00

Family Portrait with Dumbleton's Photography 1/5

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Family Portrait Voucher - entitles recipient to a family portrait session at Cambridge Studio, including an 8 x 6 inch print and a £50 credit to put towards a Wall Hanging product.

To see some of Dumbleton's wonderful work, see their website.

Final bid £30.00

Family Portrait with Dumbleton's Photography 2/5

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Family Portrait Voucher - entitles recipient to a family portrait session at Cambridge Studio, including an 8 x 6 inch print and a £50 credit to put towards a Wall Hanging product.

To see some of Dumbleton's wonderful work, see their website.

Final bid £25.00

Family Portrait with Dumbleton's Photography 3/5

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Family Portrait Voucher - entitles recipient to a family portrait session at Cambridge Studio, including an 8 x 6 inch print and a £50 credit to put towards a Wall Hanging product.

To see some of Dumbleton's wonderful work, see their website.

Final bid £20.00

Family Portrait with Dumbleton's Photography 4/5

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Family Portrait Voucher - entitles recipient to a family portrait session at Cambridge Studio, including an 8 x 6 inch print and a £50 credit to put towards a Wall Hanging product.

To see some of Dumbleton's wonderful work, see their website.

Final bid £30.00

Family Portrait with Dumbleton's Photography 5/5

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Family Portrait Voucher - entitles recipient to a family portrait session at Cambridge Studio, including an 8 x 6 inch print and a £50 credit to put towards a Wall Hanging product.

To see some of Dumbleton's wonderful work, see their website.

Final bid £25.00

Family Tickets to the National Horseracing Museum

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The NHRM is more than just a museum, comprising the National Horseracing Museum in the Trainer’s House and King’s Yard Galleries, the Packard Galleries of British Sporting Art in Palace House, and a chance to meet former racehorses in the flagship home of Retraining of Racehorses. 

Promise is for two tickets usually worth £30 and kids go free so so this has the makings of a lovely family outing.  Been before - send the grandparents with the kids and have a quiet afternoon at home!

Final bid £25.00

Festive Planter Arrangement

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Large Christmas foliage and berry planter, complete with candle and fairy lights which gives a splash of Christmas, whether it's inside or out.

Photo is representative but actual arrangement will be same size.

Final bid £25.00

Fish Supper for 2 at the Boot in Dullingham

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You are bidding for two of the hugely popular Wednesday night fish suppers from The Boot in Dullingham. Eat in or take away, this is a great mid week treat!

Final bid £20.00

Fortnum & Mason Picadilly Advent Calendar

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Fortnum & Mason's Piccadilly Building advent Calendar

Fortnum's handsomely designed wooden Advent Calendar will instantly become a treasured family heirloom. Decorated with the iconic Piccadilly façade, this sturdy calendar features 24 spaces with small numbered doors to hide sweets and personalised gifts.
RRP £99

Final bid £100.00

Four Circuit Sessions with Hayden Tarry

This is a pass for 4 sessions (or once for four people) to attend Hayden Tarry's popular circuits class at Running Horse (in Burrough Green). A perfect way to get the New Year off to a fit and fun start!  Classes are on Saturday mornings at 9am with a midweek evening session too.

For more info about the classes and personal training from Hayden please contact him directly on 07539 354768.

Final bid £20.00

Framed Print by Sissy Hosegood

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Stunning print with gold leaf by local artist Sissy Hosegood.   Framed A4 print which retails at £75.  Someone will be very lucky to get this as a Christmas present this year!

Final bid £50.00

Fresh Free Range Eggs for 3 months

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Regular beautiful coloured fresh truly free range eggs for 3 months.  Eggs may vary in size depending on what’s available (there may even be some duck eggs in the box when possible). The winning bidder will receive a box of 6 eggs weekly for 12 weeks. To be collected by arrangement with Geogie Shepherd each week.

Final bid £22.00

Gorgeous handmade jewellery set

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You may well know Sam Tarry as the childminder who looks after so many of our kids so kindly but you might not know she makes beautiful jewellery too! Sam has donated a lovely selection of her hand made jewellery to the auction. 

Final bid £14.00

Handcut Wooden Dog Portrait

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Handcut Wooden Dog Portrait, kindly donated by Sarah from Wooden Treasures and Keepsakes.  Size is roughly 20cm x 28 cm  finished with a black backing and hook so its ready to be hung on the wall.

Final bid £3.00

Handmade Jewellery by Sammy

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You may well know Sam Tarry as the childminder who looks after so many of our kids so kindly but you might not know she makes beautiful jewellery too! Sam has donated a lovely selection of her hand made jewellery to the auction. 

Final bid £5.00

Hark! The Herald - 2 Christmas Concert Tickets

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Two tickets for this sold-out event on 22nd December.  A memorable evening of traditional Christmas carols and seasonal music in the magical setting of Ely Cathedral. The magnificent 30ft Christmas tree and soaring voices of the Cathedral Choirs creates a very special Christmas event. 

22 December 2021 at 19:30. Seats L6&L7 in the North Transept. Value £24.

Final bid £25.00

Horseshoe Wine Rack

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Another of Kieron Shepherd's fabulous creations made from recycled horse shoes and finished beautifully with black laquer.  A wonderful Christmas present suitable for any country kitchen.

Final bid £40.00

Huge Bag of 2 year seasoned hardwood logs

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Anglia Tree Contractors have kindly donated a cubic metre of 2 year seasoned hardwood logs. They supply a great range of logs, kindling, firelighters and log stores as well as tree surgery services. Free local delivery within school catchment. Small delivery charge may apply for delivery further afield (see website for area they supply). 

Value £105


Final bid £110.00

Iced Christmas Cake Lovingly Made by Hand

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Homemade Christmas Cake, made to Mrs Wilson`s recipe. This is a rich cake, containing lots of fruit, nuts and alcohol. Will be decorated with marzipan and fondant icing.
Will be available from school on last day of term or collection from Great Bradley. 

Karina's bakes are always fantiastic - this is a brilliant way to ease your Christmas prep.

Final bid £22.00

Little Wratting Riding School Voucher

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£25 voucher for use at this lovely, well respected local riding school. A perfect Christmas gift for that pony mad person in your life. 


Final bid £19.00

Little Wratting Riding School Voucher-COPY

£25 voucher for use at this lovely, well respected local riding school. A perfect Christmas gift for that pony mad person in your life. 


Final bid £0.00

National Stud - Private Tour for 4

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You will be bidding for a private tour for 4 people of the National Stud in Newmarket, on a date to be arranged at your convenience. Depending on the season and daily activities on the stud, visitors can expect to see mares with their young foals in the paddocks, yearlings and stallions. All in the truly beautiful grounds of The National Stud. On your guided tour you will also hear about the history behind the stud, and an overview of the work that goes in to producing the future champions of the turf. And because it`s private, the Stud staff will do their best to answer all your questions and ensure you get to spend your time focussing on the areas you are most interested in.

Final bid £50.00

Neck, Back and Shoulder Massage from The Way to Beauty

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For the perfect pre-Christmas treat or post Christmas relaxation, this voucher for a half hour back, neck and shoulder massage from Charlotte at The Way to Beauty in Burrough Green is a fabulous treat for yourself or a gift for someone else. Value £25

Final bid £25.00

Paddington Unicef Advent Calendar

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 Do something wonderful! Bidding on this Christmas Advent Calendar will provide  enough vaccines to help protect 31 children
 against polio and raise money for the PTA!

Kindly donated by the Schulenberg family, this is a great way to give locally and worldwide. Read more about the calendar here.

RRP £25


Final bid £15.00

Pet or Equestrian Photo Shoot

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Professional equine photographer Melanie Sauer has offered a photo shoot for your horse or other companion animal. Melanie is a professional photographer whose stunning images will be a treasured reminder of your horse, dog or cat.

Photo shoot will be in the Spring at a date to be arranged at your convenience. Venue must be within 1 hour drive of Newmarket.

Final bid £50.00

Pimp My Fish - Supper for 4

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Legendary Pimp My Fish provides no ordinary fish and chips - this voucher will entitle you to a meal for 4 people (subject to a maximum limit of £50) at any of the van's stops around the area.  If straight up fish and chips isn't your thing, check out their fish burritos, burgers, sausages wrapped in prosciutto and our wild mushroom arancini. Yum!

The vans regularly visit Dullingham, Great Bradley, Balsham and the Cambridge food parks, amongst other venues and you can use the voucher at any site and time.



Final bid £35.00

Plant a Tree for the National Trust

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Plant a tree this Christmas and you'll be helping to support the National Trust's aim of planting and establishing 20 million trees by 2030 (as well as making a donation to the PTA).  Read more about the scheme here.

Help nature to thrive so that future generations can enjoy spending time in the shade of these beautiful giants. By bidding on this item you will support the planting of 5 saplings and you'll also receive a digital certificate by email, which you can keep for yourself or send to someone else. Value £25

Final bid £29.00

Premier Enclosure Tickets at Newmarket Racecourse

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2 Premier Enclosure tickets for a Newmarket 'Summer Saturday' Race Day on 6th August 2022. Under 18s go free so this is a ticket for all the family!

The Summer Season at the July Course has something for everyone. Join for an afternoon of fantastic racing celebrating the ‘sport of kings’ with entertainment for all the family. Enjoy being in the heart of the action in the Premier Enclosure as you can stand by the Winning Post as the horses gallop by victorious. Racegoers can indulge in every aspect of the raceday from the Pre-Parade Ring to the Winners Enclosure.

Value over £55. Generously donated by the Jockey Club.



Final bid £40.00

Professional Cut and Blow Dry with Hannah Dean of Beehive Hairdressing

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Toni & Guy trained Hannah Dean has kindly offered a professional cut and blow dry to the successful bidder. This can be redeemed from January onwards and is a brilliant way to kick off your New Year!  Cuts locally in Burrough Green.

RRP £45

https://www.facebook.com/BeehiveHairdressing

Final bid £40.00

Selection of Handmade Jewellery - the Flamingo Set

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You may well know Sam Tarry as the childminder who looks after so many of our kids so kindly but you might not know she makes beautiful jewellery too! Sam has donated a lovely selection of her hand made jewellery to the auction. 

Final bid £5.00

Serving Platter - handmade by Elite Furniture Designs

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Donation from Elite Furniture designs ltd, for all your bespoke carpentry needs. A solid oak serving platter with glass bowls,  ideal for cheese and chutneys, olives, dips and breads. This beautiful piece usually sells for £25.
51cm x 24cm x 4 cm.

Final bid £23.00

Six Christmas Cupcakes with Local Delivery

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The Sassy Scone Company has offered a set of gorgeous Christmas cupcakes, delivered to you at a time to be agreed with Karen to share with your family and friends this festive season.  Make your Christmas easy with this extra luxury!  Value £15

Final bid £12.00

Smash it Boot Camp - 1 month membership

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You are bidding for a month's worth of membership with the Smash it Boot Camp with Terri Starling. Popular local boot camp fitness programme with sessions in Thurlow and elsewhere. Read more about it here. Brilliant option for getting back on the fitness wagon this new year.

Final bid £15.00

Squash Court or AstroTurf Use

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You are bidding for 1 hour on either the squash court or the AstroTurf mutli-use games area at the Ellesmere Centre in Stetchworth - a perfect chance to get some all weather exercise in this winter. Thanks to the Ellesmere Centre for the generous donation.

Final bid £11.00

Sunday lunch for two at The Bull

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You are bidding for a delicious single course roast lunch for two at the Bull pub in Burrough Green, famous for their roasts and always with a warm welcome.


Final bid £28.00

Use of the Peter O'Sullivan Arena at Palace House

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The Peter O’Sullevan Arena for the Welfare of the Horse is a 70x35m outdoor riding arena in the grounds of the National Heritage Centre at Palace House Newmarket. You are bidding for a voucher for 1 hour's exclusive use of arena and jumps. A perfect escape from the soggy winter ground! Value £30

Final bid £25.00

Wash Bag from Polly Fenwick Textiles

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100% cotton hand blocked Washbag in a palm tree design, kindly donated by Polly Fenwick Textiles from their gorgeous range of homewares. Fully waterproof with 4 inside pockets. Great large size 17cm x 27cm. Value £20

Final bid £22.00

Wet Felting for Beginners - one to one session with materials.

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You are bidding for a 1:1 tutorial on wet felting with experienced felter Vicki Brand, whose gorgeous creations many school parents will have seen already! A perfect, eco-friendly 'experience' present for someone special. Felting is an easy-to-learn but years-to-master hobby so you would be giving a present for life!

Time to be arranged with Vicki.

Final bid £26.00

Wooden Christmas Eve platter for Santa and Rudolph snacks!

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Gorgeous wooden platter to buld a fabulous family Christmas tradition - what does Santa get to drink in your house?

Final bid £14.00

Woodland-themed craft box for a creative Christmas 1/2

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Woodland-themed craft box lovingly put together with various activities sure to excite and engage the imagination of any young mind. Simply follow the instructions enclosed, add a touch of wonderful childhood creativity and let their imaginations run free.

Each box contains all the materials needed to create 4 beautiful crafts. These boxes make ideal gifts, party favours, or simply as a rainy day activity.
They fit though a letter box and can be addressed to the recipient for that extra personal touch.

Usually retailing at http://messylittlefingersuk.etsy.com/ for £8.95, these are made by Katherine Summers who will kindly add a personalised note and post the kit if you are sending it as a gift or live a long way away. 

This is one of two kits on offer.

Final bid £7.00

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