Here is the full listing of Live Auction lots that will be on offer at Ellie’s Star Gala on Tuesday 10th July.
We are delighted to be able to offer some spectacular and special prizes. The only catch … you need to be in it to win it. We are only taking bids from the room on the night.
So if you are lucky enough to have secured a much sought after (and sold out) place at Ellie’s Star Gala, share with friends and family, you can bid on their behalf as well as for yourself!
All funds raised go to The Ellie Thornton Foundation.
We gratefully acknowledge all our donors who have supplied the lots for the Live Auction. Thank you!
1.) FERRARI PASSENGER EXPERIENCE AT GOODWOOD
A thrilling high-speed passenger ride in a supercar. Join your driver Joe for a track day at the historic Goodwood Motor Circuit. Climb into his Ferrari California T and prepare yourself for the thrill of the ride in this superb convertible sports car. With the wind in your hair you will get 15 mins experiencing what this rapid steed is capable of, from the superb handling, sheer acceleration to the in-dash tech. This fantastic passenger ride will encompass 6 – 7 laps of the famous Goodwood Race Track, an awesome experience for any supercar fan. Dates to be arranged.
Kindly Donated by Joe Sacco
2.) “RUSTINGTON BEACH” PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT by Kevin Hicks
Beautiful landscape capturing Rustington Beach where Ellie spent many happy times at the family beach-hut. This stunning photograph was taken by Rustington based photographer Kevin Hicks. Kevin has worked in the Photographic and Event industry for over 30 years, and currently works as a Digital Artist, Photographer and Designer.
Kindly Donated by Kevin Hicks. Sourced by Andrew Thornton
3.) SWIM ANALYSIS with Mike Porteous
Is there a swimmer in you waiting to get out? Want to swim confidently, smoothly and effectively? Here’s the chance to find the very best swimmer in you through a one to one session with leading Swim and Triathlon Coach Mike Porteous, followed by your very own Swim Forward Plan, setting out how to progress your swimming. Mike has achieved exceptional results with complete beginners as well as seasoned swimmers. He runs a private triathlon coaching business, ZigZag Alive and is also the founder of Confidence Centred Coaching. Sessions are held at Shoreham-by-Sea where Mike hires a lane at the local pool. www.zigzagalive.com
Kindly Donated by Mike Porteous
4.) LUNCH CRUISE ON SOUTHAMPTON WATER
Four tickets on a Lunch Cruise aboard the MV Ocean Scene departing from Town Quay, Southampton. Relax & enjoy a lovely 3-hour cruise around the local waters with great views of Southampton, the port and cruise ships when in dock. Cruise includes a three-course meal on Southampton Water and your skipper will also offer commentary on points of interest along the way.
See website to check availability of cruises, dates and departure time. Can be used for Mothers and Father’s Day cruises. www.bluefunnel.co.uk
Kindly Donated by Lee Rayment of Blue Funnel Cruises. Sourced by Alan Bloor
5.) “SHINER” ORIGINAL PAINTING by Shirley Evelyn
Original modern abstract painting by Lancing based artist, Shirley Evelyn. High quality acrylics have been used on Gessoed canvas, with a focal point with 18ct gold leaf detail. Painting measures 48 inches x 24 inches and is finished in 4 coats of varnish. Shirley’s love of colour, bright and bold are really evident in this striking picture. Shirley Evelyns’ art is in Museums in Central and Southern India. She has been commissioned to provide paintings for Restaurants and Hotels. Her work is in private collections in the UK, USA, Japan, Middle East and Europe. Previously Shirley has donated original paintings to Marwell Zoological Park, raising over £3000.
Kindly Donated by Shirley Evelyn
6.) INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR CAR VALET
Anyone can wash a car, but it takes that little bit extra to clean a car. RRR Car Valeting Services offer unrivalled car valeting, car detailing & mobile valeting in West Sussex, supplying everything from top quality materials to water and electricity and of course that all important knowledge and know how so you can sit back and enjoy the results. A full and concise valet of your vehicle consisting of a full pre-wash, a full hand wash with lamb’s wool, a full interior clean inc. carpets, full vacuum, leather cleaned and conditioned and interior finished in a choice of scents. Exterior trims and plastics conditioned and all finished in an upgraded carnauba wax leaving your vehicle in as close to showroom condition as is possible. www.rrrcarandhome.co.uk
Kindly Donated by Gary Fletcher, RRR Car Valeting Services
7.) 2 NIGHTS BED AND BREAKFAST AT SELDEN BARNS
Nestled in the South Downs National Park, Selden Barns Wedding Venue in Patching, Worthing, West Sussex, is set in an idyllic 50-acre, rural location surrounded by fields, forests and hedgerows. The formal gardens to the west are bounded with flint and brick walls and the patio terrace looks east across the fields of grazing horses towards Patching Village, between Worthing and Arundel in West Sussex. All guest bedrooms have their own private front door and exude a lovely fresh `English Country` feel, with oak floors, cream ‘Egyptian cotton’ bedding with fluffy duvets and traditional furniture. They have en-suite facilities with a large shower, WC and washbasin and under-floor heating throughout.
Kindly Donated by Selden Barns. Sourced by Ben Cowell
8.) FULL CAR SERVICE AND MOT
A full Service and MOT to your vehicle, the vehicle will be collected and presented for its annual MOT test and then serviced upon return. Your vehicle will receive an engine oil and filter change, along with air filter, fuel filter and or spark plugs (engine dependant), a full multi-point check over including front and rear brake and suspension inspection and all lights and levels checked and topped up free of charge. Stamp in your service book and service indicator to be reset if applicable. This voucher maybe split on the same vehicle, i.e if MOT and service are not due at the same time. Should your vehicle require special engine oils or specialist spark plugs then a surcharge maybe added, this will be quoted before work commences.
Kindly Donated by Matt Voice, Speedy Spanners
9.) 4 BALL GOLF AT FOXHILLS GOLF CLUB AND RESORT, Ottershaw, Surrey
Foxhills features two Championship golf courses, you can choose to tackle either Longcross (in Golf World’s top 100 courses in England) or Bernard Hunt (home to the Senior PGA Professional Championship). Surrounded by scots pine, beech and silver birch trees, both are beautiful tree-lined golf courses. A 4 ball consists of two teams of two players competing directly against each other. All four golfers play their own ball throughout the round rather than alternating shots, and each hole is won by the team whose member has the lowest score. Package includes the use of two buggies.
Kindly Donated by Foxhills. Sourced by Chris Dowrick
10.) STAR PRIZE! 7 NIGHT STAY IN HOLIDAY VILLA IN SPAIN
1 week stay at a family holiday home on the Costa Brava coast line, Campo Amor, Spain. Property includes lounge, kitchen, 3 bathrooms, 4 double bedrooms (1 en-suite) with private pool and close to beach. Roof top terrace, garden and sea views. Close to supermarket and restaurants. 40 minutes from Alicante airport, 20 minutes from Murcia airport. (Flights not included)
Option 1: Saturday 1st September – Saturday 8th September 2018
Option 2: Saturday 27th April- Saturday 4th May 2019
Kindly Donated by Karen Lind, Norway