March 30, 2010

Summer Family Barbeque + Auction of Promises

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Saturday June 26th

From 4pm.  Barbeque from 4:30pm

Auction of promises 5:30pm

Come and join us for this fun event – a Barbeque followed by an Auction of Promises.  Offer your hidden talents and skills in exchange for a contribution to Kennington Scouting’s current fundraising.  We are looking for more Promises for our auction but the important thing at the moment is to spread the word so lots of people join in.

Promises will be sold by auction to the highest bidder on the night.  The when and where of the promise is then arranged between the winning bidder and the ‘promisor’.  Promises will be circulated in advance of the auction (without the promisor’s name which will be revealed at the auction, except by request) so that everyone can have a think about them in advance. 

Everyone has something to offer – popular promises are home-cooked meals, special occasion cakes, baby-sitting, gardening and car washing.  But we are also looking for a few nice items to sell.  If you have something you are willing to donate but only if it raises a reasonable sum for the Scout Group, then we can put a reserve on it.  The same applies to the Promises, so feel free to set a reasonable reserve especially if you are providing materials etc.

We are looking for a maximum of 50 promises / items .     Here are the first six  . . . . .!

PORTRAIT: Oil portrait painted from a photograph of your choice. Reserve £20

BOATING: Lazy summer afternoon’s boating on the river Thames in a 23’ cabin cruiser (with owner) for up to five people.  Great for kids – have a go at steering and operating the locks.  Cream tea included!  Reserve: £20

CAMP BLANKET:  Personalised fleece camp blanket, flat or poncho-style.  Customised with your name:  Reserve: £15  (if it goes for more than this you may get up to a dozen badges hand sewn on as well!)

SPORTSCAR:  Ride shotgun for a gentle rumble (or not – according to taste!) through windy Oxfordshire lanes in a TVR Cerbera  (340bhp 0-60=4.2sec). Reserve: £20

SINGING: Classical song, hymn or aria for special occasions . . .weddings, christenings, funerals etc by experienced Baritone.  Within 20 miles of Kennington.   Can help with choice of music.  Reserve: £20

PHYSICS: 3 x1hour physics tuition to GCSE, A1 or A2 level by Oxford University physics graduate.  Reserve: £20

Please contact Christian Bradley (07880 716633) or Maria Chaundy (07727 363594) or any of the Leaders to offer Promises.