By Ralph Warburton - 4th December 2013 6:08am
May Hunter of 5As Theatrical Group Fame and myself have worked hard in raising funds for The Donna Louise Hospice Trust.
The peak of this work is the coming Auction of a fine selection of Lots in The Lord Combermere on the 17th December at around 8.45pm.
A few words on just what The Trust is dedicated to. The Donna Louise children's hospice provides respite and end of life care for children with life threatening conditions.
No one expects to outlive their child. The fear of what lies ahead, coupled with the challenge of caring for a very sick child can be a strain for many parents. Regular hospice visits allow families to relax and recharge their batteries in a safe and supportive environment.
The time that the children have with us is precious. What matters is that we create a wealth of happy memories and give the children and families a much needed break. We do our best to make every moment count.
We need to raise £2.5 million every year to continue the vital work we do. Quite simply, we would not exist without the support of people like you. The Hospice serves North Staffs and South Cheshire.
Auction Lots on Offer
- 1. Superb Bouquet of Fresh Flowers by Sam Burdon at The Flower Divas of Audlem
- 2. Voucher at the Famous Beauty Salon TPL of Nantwich for cut & finish
- 3 Large Framed print of Stirling Moss at Monaco in those superb Historic Racing Cars — the perfect Christmas present to those who love the thrill of British Racing at its finest.
- 4. Dinner for 2 at the Lord Combermere
- 5. A Long weekend in the magnificent and beautifully furnished Welsh Country House. Sleeps up to 12. With close access to the beach and set in its own large private grounds, this superb house is a true delight to see. Value well in excess of £800.
- 6. Huge Fresh Fruit Basket by Ian & Ann Jones of Hankelow
- 7. A full CAR VALET- inside and out plus full Winter Protection By Matt Bonell of Premier Auto Detailing. Value £120
- 8. Christmas Hamper
- 9. Afternoon Tea for 4 at the White Lion, Hankelow
- 10. Voucher for a party of 10 aboard the Audlem Lass
- 11. The Goodwood Revival Weekend. This unique event on 12-14th September 2014 is a magical step back in time to the glamorous world of motor racing of the fifties and sixties. Whether a petrol head or not, this fabulous event is the worlds foremost theatre of motoring and historic aircraft displays where period fashion is as important as the celebrities and F1 stars who race multi million pound cars within an inch of their lives on the track while Spitfires and Mustangs re-enact dogfights in the sky. Wonderful stuff!
The Grand Auctioneer is the well known and loved, Desmond Mullock.
I can take any telephone bids on my line 07813 820157 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Auction last year raised the superb sum of about £3000.
Tuesday 19th Nov
Monday 18th Nov
Audlem Town Hall
Scout & Guide Hall
Hankelow Chapel Community Hall