Auction Items

2019 Auction Items:-

Lot 1

TWO-NIGHTS STAY IN A SUPERIOR ROOM AT THE ORANGE & DINNER AT THE THOMAS CUBITT DINING ROOM

Kindly donated by The Orange & The Thomas Cubitt 

The Orange is an award-winning British gastropub set over four uniquely designed floors in the heart of the local community in Belgravia. Once a brewery, the building has been beautifully restored to maintain its grand and traditional features. Located on Pimlico Road, looking over the tranquil Orange Square, the pub is a stone’s throw from Sloane Square and a short walk from Victoria Station.

Two nights in a superior room at The Orange for two people, coupled with a 3-course dinner for two and a bottle of Cubitt House wine at The Thomas Cubitt Dining Room (Elizabeth Street, Belgravia).

Lot 2

LUXURY SALON EXPERIENCE WITH ERROL DOUGLAS MBE

Kindly donated by Errol Douglas MBE

Errol Douglas MBE, is without question, one of the world’s most influential hairdressers and his Flagship salon at the heart of Motcomb Street is accredited as one of The Leading Salons of the World. Offering a full range of hair, colour, extensions, nail, brow and lash services, Errol and his team enjoy the opportunity to catch up with both current and new clients.  Just book in for a complimentary consultation appointment.

Telephone 020 7235 0110: e-mail reception@erroldouglas.com   Errol is delighted to continue to support the Motcomb Street Party and the 2019 Charities.  The Auction Prize this year offers a full restyle makeover to include colour with one of our senior colour masters, a cut and finish with Errol and a manicure, pedicure and brow and lash treatment with our therapists. We look forward to welcoming the successful bidder.

 

Lot 3

A RARE OPPORTUNITY FOR 4 PEOPLE TO VISIT THE HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY AT HORSEGUARDS AND HYDE PARK BARRACKS

Kindly donated by The Household CavalryYou will meet your host to watch The Queen’s Life Guard mount their daily guard duty at Horse Guards. You will then be given a guided tour of The Household Cavalry Museum before moving to Hyde Park Barracks. There you will visit the stables that are home to our black, grey and drum horses, our Farrier Major in his Forge, our Saddlers’ shop, and Full-Dress Store of ceremonial uniforms before visiting our Riding School.

Every Household Cavalryman is a primarily a combat soldier. Their unofficial motto is “Best of Both Worlds: Operational and Ceremonial”. Their official motto is that of The Order of The Garter: “Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense!” (“Evil be to him who evil thinks!”) The Household Cavalrymen on ceremonial parades such as the State Opening of Parliament, The Queen’s Birthday Parade, or State Visits may have crewed armoured vehicles in combat in Iraq or Afghanistan, or during training on the Canadian prairie or Salisbury Plain.

The four historic regiments that form today’s Household Cavalry have fought in every major British Army campaign since the Restoration of The Monarchy in 1660. So, by the time your tour ends, you’ll be filled with renewed pride for centuries-old ceremonial traditions being continued, and the breadth and depth of skills possessed by Household Cavalrymen, and their loyal service to their country commemorated in their Museum. 

Lot 4

A DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST ESCAPE AT No. 11 CADOGAN GARDENS.

Kindly Donated by The Cadogan Estate 

This retreat includes overnight accommodation for two guests in a luxurious bedroom at No. 11 Cadogan Gardens including dinner for two in Hans’ Bar & Grill and full English Breakfast.

Tucked away behind the bustling shopping haven of Sloane Square, amidst the quaint private parks of Chelsea, 11 Cadogan Gardens is one of London’s most charming and historic boutique hotels. Built by Lord Chelsea in the late 19th century as part of the prestigious Cadogan Estate, the property originally comprised of four separate Victorian townhouses. The myriad of corridors, staircases and hallways throughout the hotel lead to the 56 individually and eclectically designed guestrooms and suites at this enchanting urban hideaway. 11 Cadogan Gardens is also home to the Hans’ Bar & Grill, which offers an all-day seasonal menu rooted in British produce.

Lot 5

DINNER FOR 8 PEOPLE AT THE GARRICK CLUB

Kindly donated by Giles Stibbe OBE, MA(Hons) – Director Household Cavalry Foundation

Dinner for 8 people, hosted by Giles Stibbe on a mutually convenient date, at The Garrick Club.

The Garrick Club is one of London’s exclusive private members club situated in the heart of London’s West End & Theatreland. The Garrick was founded in 1831 by a group of literary gentlemen under the patronage of the King’s brother, the egalitarian Duke of Sussex. They announced that the Club would be a place where ‘actors and men of refinement and education might meet on equal terms’, where ‘patrons of the drama and its professors were to be brought together’, and where ‘easy intercourse was to be promoted between artists and patrons’.

Lot 6

4 TICKETS FOR THE FIRST DRESS REHEARSAL OF 2020’s TROOPING THE COLOUR (THE MAJOR GENERAL’S REVIEW OF THE QUEENS BIRTHDAY PARADE) + DINNER FOR 4 PEOPLE AT IL PAMPERO AT THE HARI

Kindly donated by The Household Cavalry and Il Pampero at The Hari 

Four tickets for The Major General’s Review of The Queen’s Birthday Parade on the morning of a Saturday in late May 2020. This parade is the first dress rehearsal for the annual Birthday Parade for The Sovereign by The Household Division (the two regiments of Household Cavalry – The Life Guards and The Blues & Royals) – and the seven regiments of Foot Guards (Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots, Irish and Welsh), their mounted and dismounted Massed Bands and Drums and Pipes, and The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery.

You will watch the first dress rehearsal of this impressive display of pageantry, which involves over 1,400 officers and men of The Queen’s Guards including two hundred horses and over four hundred musicians from The Guards’ Bands and Corps of Drums, as they prepare for the annual Trooping The Colour.

Also included, to celebrate this special day out in town, is a voucher for 4 people to enjoy a delicious dinner at Il Pampero, an Italian gem at The Hari in the heart of Belgravia. Il Pampero effortlessly fuses simple homemade cuisine with a sophisticated dining experience.

Lot 7

LOCH NESS HIGHLAND CLUB HOLIDAY – ONE OF SCOTLAND’S MOST BEAUTIFUL LOCHSIDE SETTINGS

Kindly donated by The Santon Group & The Lullaby Trust 

The Award-Winning Highland Club is your opportunity to stay in one of Scotland’s most beautiful lochside settings. The magnificent Grade A listed monastery building in Fort Augustus, on the southernmost tip of Loch Ness, has been transformed combining the architecture of the original abbey with the comforts of modern day living.

The Highland Club are pleased to offer a 5 nights break (travel not included) for a maximum of 4 guests in a two-bedroom self-catering apartment. (Non-smoking apartment).

Dates will be subject to availability and exclude main school holidays.

The Highland Club facilities include: –

Indoor Swimming Pool

Gym

Steam and Sauna

Tennis Court

Highland Club Lounge and Snooker Room

Lochside Restaurant and Café

Cricket Pitch and Nets

Woodland Adventure Playground

Fishing

Badminton

Lochside Barbeque Area

Five-a-side Football

Outdoor and Indoor Table Tennis

Giant Chess and Draughts

Boules and Croquet.

Lot 8

TWO NIGHT STAY AT THE 5-STAR HYATT REGENCY LONDON – THE CHURCHILL, PLUS DINNER FOR TWO AT MOSIMANN’S EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE DINING CLUB

Kindly donated by Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill and Mosimann’s

Steeped in authentic British charm, Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill offers a sophisticated stay in London’s West End. Designed to honour Sir Winston Churchill, the hotel features bespoke tailoring, refined décor, and subtle nods to his life and legacy. Tucked away in upmarket Marylebone, it overlooks Portman Square and is ideally located near Hyde Park as well as buzzing Oxford Street.

A two-night stay for two people in a Guest King Room, including full English Breakfast at Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill, which is one of the finest 5-star hotels in London.

Also included is dinner for two including wines at the famous Mosimann’s exclusive Private Dining Club. Anton Mosimann has cooked for five British prime ministers at No. 10 Downing Street for visiting heads of state, he has cooked for four Presidents of the United States of America and four generations of the British Royal Family. In 2011, he was chosen to cook for the 300 guests at the evening reception of the wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine Middleton in Buckingham Palace.

Lot 9

4 TICKETS FOR THE SECOND DRESS REHEARSAL OF 2020’s TROOPING THE COLOUR

(THE COLONEL’S REVIEW OF THE QUEENS BIRTHDAY PARADE) + CHAMPAGNE DINNER FOR 4 PEOPLE AT L’ESCARGOT

Kindly donated by The Household Cavalry and L’Escargot 

Four tickets for The Colonel’s Review of The Queen’s Birthday Parade on the morning of a Saturday in early June 2020. This parade is the final dress rehearsal for the annual Birthday Parade for The Sovereign by The Household Division (the two regiments of Household Cavalry – The Life Guards and The Blues & Royals) – and the seven regiments of Foot Guards (Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots, Irish and Welsh), their mounted and dismounted Massed Bands and Drums and Pipes, and The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery.

You will watch the final dress rehearsal of this impressive display of pageantry, which involves over 1,400 officers and men of The Queen’s Guards including two hundred horses and over four hundred musicians from The Guards’ Bands and Corps of Drums, as they prepare for the annual Trooping The Colour.

Also included, to celebrate this special day out in town, is a voucher for 4 people to enjoy a delicious champagne dinner at L’Escargot, London’s oldest and most celebrated French Restaurant.

Lot 10

THREE COURSE DINNER FOR UP TO 10 PEOPLE COOKED IN YOUR HOME BY CHEF ROMAIN ALINAT

Kindly donated by Chef Romain Alinat & The Lullaby Trust

Born in the warmth of Provence, raised near the harbour village of Cassis, and surrounded by family who loved to cook, Romain developed a passion for food at an early age, After spending three years at the Catering school of Marseille Romain gained his degree in Culinary Arts.  Cementing his learning he then undertook an apprenticeship at The Chateau of La Pioline in Aix-en-Provence.  Learning his culinary skills among some of the best chefs in Provence these two years shaped his classic cooking.

Today Romain caters for private events of all sizes operating mainly in Oxford and the home counties but also in London and Paris at Le Chateau de Courances, home of the best organic vegetables in France.

Romain will attend your home and cook a delicious 3 course meal of your choice for up to 10 people – perfect for a special occasion or celebration.

Please note that ingredients and alcohol are not included.

This prize is valid until April 2020 and to be taken on a mutually convenient date.

Lot 11 

4 TICKETS TO BEATING RETREAT, PLUS DINNER FOR 4 AT IL PAMPERO AT THE HARI

Kindly donated by The Household Cavalry and Il Pampero at The Hari

4 tickets for Beating Retreat by The Massed bands of the Household Cavalry Division on Horse Guards’ Parade on an evening to be confirmed in early June 2020.

The Household Division’s Beating Retreat is a spectacular evening pageant of music and military precision drill, including horses, cannon and fireworks.

These annual concerts are performed on Horse Guards Parade in front of the beautiful backdrop of St James’s Park each year on the Wednesday and Thursday evenings preceding the Queen’s Birthday Parade, or “Trooping The Colour” as it is often called.

Military Beating Retreat concerts have a long tradition dating back to the 1690s. Originally the beating of the drum was used to order troops to break off fighting and withdraw to the safety of camp as darkness fell, later it signalled the closing of the camp gates at the end of the day and called troops back to base for the night. Today a Beating Retreat is an evening military concert with a marching display and usually marks the lowering of the Regimental flag at sunset.

Soldiers of the Household Division are instantly recognisable through their distinctive uniforms and headdress and have a history spanning over three centuries.

Invariably described as ‘truly spectacular’ and ‘London at its finest’ the Household Division Beating Retreat cannot be seen anywhere else in the world and is a not to be missed event.

Also included, to celebrate this special day, is a voucher for 4 people to enjoy a delicious dinner at Il Pampero, an Italian gem at The Hari in the heart of Belgravia. Il Pampero effortlessly fuses simple homemade cuisine with a sophisticated dining experience.

Lot 12

7 NIGHTS FOR TWO PEOPLE IN WILKS BAY, JAMAICA

Kindly donated by Wilks Bay & The Lullaby Trust

Wilks Bay is currently one of the top 5 small hotels in the Caribbean on TripAdvisor, based on travellers’ reviews and the latest James Bond movie, where 007 retires to Jamaica, is being filmed a few hundred yards away from here.

This auction prize is for seven nights’ free accommodation for two people in a one-bedroom cottage or apartment. The prize also includes the services of a personal cook/housekeeper to look after you. She would prepare and serve your meals and drinks, keep the apartment clean and do your laundry. You would need to pay for your food – just the market/supermarket cost of the groceries – but the cook would do all of the shopping for you. Wilks Bay usually suggest that guests allow 20 – 25 pounds per person per day to cover their food requirements, not including alcohol.

Activities available include swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, a boat trip to Monkey Island and Blue Lagoon and a tour of the quaint town of Port Antonio which Errol Flynn called ‘more beautiful than any woman I have ever known’. There are other excursions available – Reach Falls and rafting on the Rio Grande.

Flights & Airport transfers to the resort are not included.