One of the big attractions for the day will be an Auction of Promises, which will take place in the early afternoon of Sunday the 21st May, during the Vintage Sale at Wyville Village Hall, NG32 1AJ. There will also be a raffle with a range of fantastic prizes.

Here’s our current auction and raffle list. We are slowly adding more items, so do please check back later.

A flight in a Virgin hot air balloon for one person, courtesy of Virgin Balloon Flights. This is valid for two years from April ’17.

You will take off from Stoke Rochford and the flight will last for at least an hour, although 4 hours should be allowed for the whole experience.

A round of golf for four people at Stapleford Park. The course was designed by the renowned architect Donald Steel and boasts ever-changing views of the House, its lakes and 500-acre park. The course wraps around the heart of the estate in two extended loops, never being more than two holes wide, making golf here reminiscent of the great links courses. With thanks to the management at Stapleford Park

Dinner for six at Hungerton Hall, catered by Isabel (from the Hall). We’ll provide an amazing location and superb food, all you need is a group of up to six people and to provide your drinks for the evening. The menu on offer can be taken from a fairly wide selection, or just leave it up to Isabel who will make sure it’s a night to remember – for all the right reasons!

A night for two at the deluxe Manor Farm House B&B, courtesy of Manor Farm House. Peaceful Stays in a c17th home deep in the beautiful Vale of Belvoir at Colston Bassett, with a gourmet village pub (the Martins Arms), horses, tranquillity, bohemian elegance and wide open skies. Manor Farm House is a lovingly restored grade II listed house, built in 1625, with a peaceful atmosphere and a rich history stretching back to the English Civil War when it was home to Col Francis Hacker, Civil War revolutionary, and Isabel his Quaker wife.

A one hour flight for one  in a light aeroplane, flying from Barkestone Aerodrome near Grantham. The pilot will be able to provide the flight during July or August and that the successful bidder be should aware of that and be prepared to be flexible. The maximum passenger weight with all luggage is 90kg. This is not to say that a more robust bidder should be put off from participating, as the flight date gives them ample opportunity to lose what excess weight they have… 🙂

A PADI ‘Discover SCUBA’ course for two people aged over 14 years old (no upper age limit!) at Cranwell swimming pool, courtesy of Dive-a-lot Scuba. Discover Scuba Diving is recreational diving in which an uncertified diver uses a scuba set to breathe underwater under the direct supervision of a qualified instructor. It is an experience intended to introduce people to the sport of diving without committing to a full course. All equipment will be provided.

Afternoon tea for two at Stapleford Park. Sink into the soft plump cushions of the Drawing Room, glistening chandeliers above, portraits and landscapes adorning the walls… Perhaps the inviting window seat overlooking the grounds, or the comfortable sofas in front of the fire… Wherever you decide, afternoon tea at Stapleford Park is an enviable treat. With thanks to the management at Stapleford Park.

A round of 18 holes of golf for four people at Belton Park Golf Club. Only available for use between Monday and Friday. With two Championship golf courses, Lakes par 72 and Woodside par 73, and complemented by a well designed nine-hole par 3 course, Belton Woods resort offers a challenge for golfers of all abilities and all ages.

Hone your tennis skills with a one-hour lesson from a coach at Grantham Tennis Club. With 4 indoor acrylic courts, 5 clay courts, 4 artificial grass courts and 4 mini courts, a state of the art gym, cafe and club shop, the newly built tennis club caters for players of all ages and skill levels.

A half day coaching session with Equilibrium, who support leaders utilising Equine Guided Learning. Horses see the individuals, not the job titles. They respond to the integrity of the person, rather than to orders or intellectual ideas. The feedback horses give is instant, clear and non-judgemental. Equilibrium has worked with teams from Apple, Ebay, Paypal, Nissan, numerous charities and public sector organisations. The session on offer is leadership coaching for one individual.

A half-day cooking class at Manor Farm Cookery School. Manor Farm Cookery School hosts a wide variety of courses, clubs and lessons in cooking skills and techniques for all ages and abilities. With thanks to Manor Farm.

Four amazing fish and chip dinners from the award winning Wellies of Grantham.

East-Midlands Airport drop-off and collection for up to three people plus luggage from the Grantham local area. With thanks to Fraser McNichol.

Half an award winning Colston Bassett Stilton Cheese, courtesy of the Colston Bassett Dairy. Colston Bassett Stilton is now regarded as one of the best traditionally made hand ladled and rubbed, naturally crusted Stiltons in the world. Little has changed since they started making cheese in 1913, and they still use the milk from four of the original local farms that set up the co-operative in the beginning. The cheese being offered is a half-stilton truckle (approximately 4kg).

A handmade birthday or celebration cake, made by Isabel at Hungerton Hall. Whether it be for a children’s birthday, or a celebration cake, Isabel will work with you to create a wonderful and very more-ish cake that is perfect for your special occasion (… or perhaps not for any occasion other than it’s a cake day!)

A night in an authentic gypsy wagon (sleeping one adult). Built on the roadside here at Hungerton by George Gaskill, the wagon will be set in the estate here at Hungerton. George is a true travelling man, living most of his life under canvas, and he hand-built and painted this wagon a couple of years ago.

An additional tent can be set up next to the wagon for a second person if required. Reasonable conditions apply.

A night of Lincolnshire hillside “glamping”. Treat yourself to a unique experience of luxury camping in a bell tent nestled amongst wildflowers, in your own picturesque valley. There’s a huge firebowl – with a healthy supply of wood – to keep you warm when the sun goes down, and not a house or vehicle light to be seen.

Suitable for 2-4 people. (Over 18s only). Reasonable conditions apply.

A family pass to Burghley House and grounds, one of England’s greatest Elizabethan properties, with an extensive art collection and gardens designed by Capability Brown.

Up to three hours of computer training or support, provided by Chris.

Possibilities include: training in most common programmes (e.g. Word, Excel, Photoshop); creating/managing a website; dealing with the internet and emails, fixing software/hardware faults; upgrading and/or home networking. Reasonable conditions apply.

Lunch for two at The Gregory, courtesy of The Gregory. Enjoy a modern British menu containing some great pub classics and favourites, as well as more modern British dishes, from a fantastic young, passionate and enthusiastic team in the kitchen headed up by Head Chef Adam White.

Horse Psychology and Behaviour. A 2 hour session for a small group of up to 5 people with either lunch or tea included. Harriet has studied horse psychology for over 20 years and will help you and your group to develop understanding and connection using her own herd of horses to work with. The new skills you develop will transfer to your own horses and reshape the way you think of them.

A builder’s sack of well-seasoned firewood from the Hungerton woods, delivered to your door.

A large and beautiful flower arrangement, designed by Pat, the gardener at Hungerton Hall. All flowers grown in the Hungerton gardens and the arrangement can be ordered/collected at any time.

A luxury pedicure in your own home.

A two hour children’s disco party including games, competitions, sweets, prizes and a foam snow machine, courtesy of Nigel’s Night Train Disco. Very popular, Nigel currently has bookings in over 30 schools. Or, the value of the party can be deducted from the price of a full adult disco.

A £25 voucher for Genes Barbershop, Westgate, Grantham. You can use it for two haircuts… or maybe a haircut and some product?

A basket of freshly baked cake and bread from the award winning Hambleton Bakery.

A £25 voucher from Chandlers Farm Equipment, Belton. With a wide range of clothing, pet and agricultural supplies, Chandlers has been working with the local community for decades.


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