'Promises' Auction - List of Lots

Take a look at all the fabulous items on offer! If you want to join in but can't be with us on the 24th, please contact Liz on 07773 283556 or email lwise@talktalk.net - she'd be very happy to bid on your behalf!




Donated by:

1. Krav Maga       One to One Session

Learn Israeli Special Forces self-defence techniques with Fearless Defence. You will receive a one hour private lesson for up to four people at a location of your choice (within a 10 mile radius of Guildford). The system uses Krav Maga: if you liked the Bourne movies you will love this! So grab some friends, spend an hour with our friendly ex-military instructor and have some fun learning a skill for life. Starting bid £30.


Richard Homer – Fearless Defence

2. Introductory    Meditation Session

An introduction to the techniques of meditation, which includes relaxation exercises, breathing work, and the concepts behind meditation. The session will be tailored to the individual student. Andrew, the donor, is regularly invited to give talks and seminars to yoga groups on meditation, relaxation, breathing techniques, and the spiritual principles underlying yoga. This session will last about an hour. Starting bid £30


Andrew Henley

3.  Signed Harlequins Rugby Shirt

Mark Lambert, who plays for Harlequins Rugby Team, has donated a framed team shirt signed by most of the 1st team Harlequins rugby squad including Chris Robshaw (Harlequins and England captain) and internationals Danny Care, Mike Brown, Ugo Monye and many others. Starting bid £70. 

Mark Lambert

4.  One to One Yoga Session

An individual yoga/relaxation session tailored to meet your personal needs. Michelle Morrow has been teaching yoga for over 30 years. Whether you need help with backache, need to stretch and tone or just simply breathe and relax it will be an hour of time out for you. Starting bid  £30. 

Michelle Morrow

5.  One Week’s Dog Minding

A week’s dog minding provided by experienced dog sitter Liz Wise in her home. Liz has been looking after dogs for the past 20 years, comes highly recommended and gives them lots of walks and tlc! Only neutered dogs taken. Starting bid £40 

Liz Wise

6.  Spectacular Cake for an amazing event

A spectacular cake for an amazing event! The Black Swan Cake Company is offering a two-tier sponge cake (8” and 6”) decorated to your specification for any event. Think anniversaries, birthdays, baby showers, christenings, whatever your requirement it will be created to the highest standard. Starting bid £40. 

Samantha Swan – The Black Swan Cake Company

7.  Professional Photography Session

Early Moments Photography is offering a fabulous professional photography session for the family. This prize includes the photo shoot, editing and all images on a CD with full rights to the images. Starting bid £50.

Kim Blundell

8. Equine Assisted Therapy / Coaching

The Holistic Riding Centre has donated a half day equine assisted coaching session and an equine assisted therapy (E.A.T.) session at the Centre. The sessions are designed to expand and explore more holistic approaches to riding and horse management. They can be taken just for personal insight or by those already teaching or considering working with horses in some way. Both sessions and the workshops are suitable for experienced riders and complete beginners of all ages. Starting bid £50.

The Holistic Riding Centre

9. Website Design

Planning a wedding, special anniversary or birthday party? Would you like to share information about your charity or residents association? Do you have a small business? Then you need a ‘web presence’! ‘This also includes one hour training session which will enable you to maintain your site in the future. All you need supply is the page content. Starting bid £30.


Jan Broughton

10. Original Painting by Nicky Belton

‘The Way to her Heart VI’ by Nicky Belton. An amazing original painting by up and coming artist, Nicky Belton. The size of the painting is: 18.5” x 3.5” and would look fabulous in a bedroom, bathroom or dressing room. Starting bid £60.  



Whitewall Galleries Guildford


11.  Amanda’s Action Club Children’s Party

An amazing party provided by Amanda's Action Club, London’s premier children’s entertainer to celebrities. Amanda has done parties for celebrities such as Amanda Holden, Sarah Beeny and Hollywood superstars. This is a spectacular prize which also includes two CD’s with music and songs to get your children active. These unique and highly energized parties are designed for 1-7 year olds. Starting bid £50.









Amanda’s Action Club

12.  McLaren Cap and Signed Photo

An official Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-26 cap, signed by both Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton. Comes with a letter of authenticity from McLaren. The photograph is of Jenson Button driving a Vodafone McLaren Mercedes and is signed by Jenson Button and approximately A3 in size. Starting bid £70.


Michelle and James Hill




13. Coat by Joseph Ribkoff

Add to your wardrobe this new, elegant ladies wool coat by designer Joseph Ribkoff. Look simply stunning in a charcoal grey, one size fits all wool wrap coat. Starting bid £80.


Lisa Whittam





14.  A short break in the South of France

An amazing chance to have a short break in the South of France in the charming village of Grimaud, only a few miles from world renowned St Tropez and the fantastic beaches of the Med. Up to six people can stay in this charming Provençal house from Wednesday – Sunday at a mutually agreed date. Starting bid  £200.




Mr and Mrs Schoenfeld

15. Hot Air Balloon Ride

The British School of Ballooning has offered an early morning champagne Balloon Ride. Valid for 18 months from launch sites in Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire. Anyone who has had the experience of flying in a hot air balloon will never forget the magic of drifting over the beautiful English countryside. The balloon flight lasts one hour or so, but this amazing adventure takes around three and a half hours in total. Starting bid £60.


The British School of Ballooning

16. An evening with the Cheap Shots Band

“An Evening with The Cheap Shots”, a five-man, super-fun party band to turn your special occasion into a truly memorable event! The band will provide an evening of popular musical entertainment at a mutually agreed time and venue. All you need is a crowd and some dancing shoes. The band will provide 2 hours of entertainment with sound and lighting equipment included. Robbie Williams, Take That, Abba, Duran Duran, they’re all on the playlist of your choice. Starting bid £85.


Rob Myers

17.  Signed England Rugby Shirt

Grab a slice of English rugby history! We have a framed signed England Rugby shirt from the 1999 Five Nations Championship. Legendary names include Lawrence Dallaglio, Johnny Wilkinson, Matt Dawson and Jeremy Guscott, plus many more. Absolutely priceless. Starting bid £150.

Bruce Thomson

18. Round of golf and lunch at Royal Wimbledon

An exciting opportunity for three people to play with a member of Royal Wimbledon Golf Club plus a bar lunch, at one of the top golf courses in the South East. Successful bidders will need handicap certificates. Date and time to be mutually agreed. Starting bid  £150 (value £350).


John Brown

19. Wine Tasting Evening (up to 8 People)

Chris Price is offering a wine tasting evening for up to eight people at the winning bidders home (within a 10 mile radius of Guildford). Chris will supply six wines, tasting notes and tasting glasses. The evening can be as formal or informal as required. Starting bid £80 (including wines).


Chris Price

21. Beatrix Potter Resin Sculpture

Forest Gallery have donated a gorgeous resin sculpture of a Beatrix Potter Book and mouse by the renowned sculptor Suzie Marsh. Perfect memorabilia. Starting bid £30. 

Forest Gallery

22. Sculpted Driftwood from New Zealand

From the shores of New Zealand's South Island, Surrey Driftwood brings you driftwood sculptures unsurpassed for their beauty and resilience. Selected on location for its dramatic appearance and character, each piece is a unique reminder of the beauty of nature at its very best. Starting bid £30.


Chris Northam

23. Reflexology session

Reflexology is a wonderful and relaxing way of treating the whole body for minor ailments, such as headaches, digestive problems, poor circulation or general stress. The body and its internal systems are mirrored in the feet. This one hour treatment, offered by a qualified reflexologist, Fiona Rochez-Maggs will cover all the body systems or can focus on specific areas of congestion, inflammation or tension.  Whatever your expectations, this session will leave you feeling pampered and relaxed. Starting bid £30.


Fiona Rochez-Maggs

24. A House in the Dordogne for a Week

A fantastic opportunity for 4 people to stay for one week at a rustic French cottage with pool, in the Dordogne, between September 2012 and May 2013 (subject to availability). The nearest airport is Bergerac with a 1hour drive to Gresignac, near Riberac. Alternatively take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Caen and a 6 hour drive or a car ferry from Dover to Calais with a 9 hour drive. Starting bid £300.




Mark Brown