June 26, 2010

Auction of Promises

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2.30 pm It’s too late to bid by email/sealed bid now…  call your leader if you want to make a bid now or come down to see us.

June 23, 2010

Auction of Promises – SALE CATALOGUE – 26th June from 4pm, Auction from 5.30

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Send sealed bids to   kenningtonscouts@gmail.com

LOT 1:  BEER BREWING: Experience a Real Ale Brew day with a local craft brewer.  A hands-on day of preparing and brewing beer, for the winner and a friend.   Follow-up approx. 3 weeks later to keg the beer.  The winner will get 20 bottles of the beer brewed.  Brewing to take place at a mutually convenient date.  (Subject to weather).  Reserve:  £ 15

LOT 2:  PORTRAIT: Hand-painted portrait in oils.  Painted from a photograph of your choice. Reserve: £10

LOT 3:  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!)

LOT 4: CAKES: Three homemade cakes – one a month for three months!  1 apple, 1 chocolate and 1 Victoria Sponge.  Reserve: £10

LOT 5:  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

LOT 6:  SPORTSCAR: Ride shotgun (passenger) for a gentle rumble (or not – according to taste!) through Oxfordshire country lanes in a TVR Cerbera  (340bhp 0-60=4.2sec). Reserve: £20

LOT 7:  LASAGNE: Homemade meat lasagne for 6.  Reserve: £10

LOT 8:  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

LOT 9:  PHYSICS: 3 x1 hour physics tuition to GCSE, A1 or A2 level by Oxford University physics graduate.  Reserve: £20

LOT 10:  BABYSITTING: 1-lot of 2×3 hours of babysitting by responsible 16 year old boy.

LOT 11:  COMPUTER REPAIRS: “Medium Computer Repair” kindly donated by Computer Assistance.  Worth £68.

LOT 12:  CHILDREN’S PARTY: 1 hour of party games and entertainment in your own home/venue for a children’s party.  Offered by two hugely experienced youth leaders.

LOT 13:  RUBADUBDUB: The launderette in Kennington donated £20 to our auction event.  Clearly not an auction item but worthy of a mention!

LOT 14: OXFORD BLUE: The Oxford Cheese Company is donating an Oxford Blue cheese (size/weight to be confirmed)

LOT 15:  BABYSITTING: Friday or Saturday night only.  Yes you heard right – the two nights on which it is hardest to get a babysitter!

LOT 16: POST OFFICE: Kennington Post Office has kindly donated a £20 Post office gift card. It can be spent in a huge range of shops, Argos, Currys, WH Smith . . .

LOT 17:  BEAUTY:  NICOLA’S BODY AND SOUL is kindly donating a beauty treatment/massage.  Details to be confirmed.

LOT 18:  HOSTESSES: Two of our favourite mums are offering their services as hostesses for two hours at an event of your choice!  Get planning that summer barbecue or autumn drinks evening.

LOT 19/20:  SPIRITS: (1) 1 x 3 bottles  (2) 1 x 2 bottles of foreign and UK spirits.  Reserve of £5 /lot.

LOT 21:  GIFT: Abingdon Gift Centre is kindly donating a  . . . . . .  Details to be confirmed!

LOT 22: CAKE: Special occasion cake.  8” round or square, vanilla or chocolate sponge, decorated with fondant icing and lettering or a simple design of your choice.  By talented amateur cake maker.  Reserve £20.

LOT 23/24: Each lot is two bottles of CHAMPAGNE:  Reserve  £3/lot

LOT 25: Homecooked MEAL for busy families.   To be taken at a mutually convenient date.  Supplied ready to put in the oven

  • Cheese and potato pie   •   Bowl of salad     •   Garlic bread

Highly recommended by promisor’s sons, daughter-in-laws and grandchildren!      Reserve £10.

LOT 26: CHRISTMAS CAKE.  Ease the stress in the run-up to Christmas with this homemade Christmas cake.  Reserve:

LOT 27: A pair of CURTAINS for a typical domestic window made by a professional curtain maker.  Any style.  Promise includes measuring up and all sewing plus any advice needed.  Winning bidder to provide all materials.  Track and mounting of track not included.  Reserve: £20  Natalie Ellett

LOT 28/29: PAINTBALL tickets.  For use at Delta Force.  Each ticket is worth £49.99 and entitles 8 players to free entry and free equipment hire at one of 30 paintball centres, our nearest are Reading or Milton Keynes.    Each player must however buy their paintballs at £10 each (for 100 balls).  NO RESERVE!

LOT 30: Oxford Greyhound Stadium. Love the Dogs… Free admission, racecard and drink for two.

LOT 31: Professionally designed WEBSITE– 2 page website, “.co.uk” web address of your choice, hosting for  1 year

LOT 32: JAMBINOS voucher for two

LOT 33: Saleem’s special curries – Meal for two