Auction of Promises

23 NOVEMBER 2019

Do not miss this opportunity to spoil yourself and support the Scout Group at the same time.
Look through the programme. See anything you like?
It could be yours for a very affordable price!

Here is a rundown of the evening:

So there will be plenty of entertainment, plus lots of opportunity to relax, chat with friends and take advantage of the very affordable bar.

A BIG THANK YOU
The Scout Group would like to thank all of you who have either offered promises of goods or services for the auction or who have helped in some other way in its preparation. Without your generosity and support, this event would not be possible. In particular, we are grateful to the following companies for their donations:

GENERAL RULES AND CONDITIONS OF SALE Promise Categories Promises

Gardening
LotPromiseDonated By
1 Free basic service for a rotary lawnmower
Professional lawn mower service at F.Giles (located Chessington Garden Centre). https://www.fgiles.com/
F Giles Garden Machinery (Professional)
2 Gardening / clearing (2 hours)
Strong, hard worker with many years experience doing gardening, weeding and odd jobs for neighbours and friends.
Matthew Houghton
3 Lawn mowing (2 hours)
2 hours of lawn mowing at a weekend
Steve Cooper
4 1 hour of help in your garden/B>
Samuel Krisnha (Beaver) Accompanied by Mum or Dad

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Music
LotPromiseDonated By
5 Voucher Term for the Heart and Soul Choir in Epsom (Wednesdays 8pm) or Ashtead (Mondays 7.30pm)
The Heart & Soul Choirs are about singing and music being accessible to all in their community. (https://www.heartandsoulchoir.co.uk/)
Roz McLeod (Professional)
6 Piano lessons (3 x 30 minutes)
Three 30 minute piano lessons for beginner or up to grade 6, ages 6-80+. I have over 30 years experience teaching all ages and abilities including special needs and preparation for ABRSM exams up to grade 7
Julie Houghton (Professional)
7 Piano lesson (1 hour)
1 hour piano lesson to learn your favourite song
Judith Sitford (Professional)

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Food and Drink
LotPromiseDonated By
8 Two Course Meal for 2 at The Barley Mow, Epsom
Valid until 31st December 2020. Please book via phone or email to check availability. (https://www.barley-mow-epsom.co.uk/)
The Barley Mow (Professional)
9 A bottle of port signed by the current Prime Minister
10 A £20 Voucher for Ben's butchery, Upper High Street, Epsom.
https://www.bensbutchery.co.uk/
Ben's Butchery (Professional)
11 An espresso duo coffee set and coffee cups and for 2 Christine Fellows
12 Large selection of Lindt chocolates Ellie Dandher
13 A 2 course toastie meal
Two course toasties (one savoury, one sweet). Please tell us of any allergies in advance.
Ben Webb (Scout)
14 Soup for your freezer, with organic vegetables of your choice
(approx 2 litres)
Susannah Krishna
15 A parent and child cupcake class - lots to choose from in the year so you can pick any available. Pandibakes now meet in the Scout HQ during the week. https://www.pandibakes.co.uk/ Usual cost £45 Pandibakes (Professional)

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Home Baking
LotPromiseDonated By
16 A Victoria sponge or Devil's food cake Chloe Houghton
17 Large Christmas cake
Large Christmas cake, for delivery in December as it's best to ice it nearer the time to allow for it to be fed with brandy for a few more weeks!
Catherine Luff
18 Large Christmas cake
Large Christmas cake, for delivery in December. Contains nuts (from marzipan).
Wright family
19 Cakes (1 per month for 6 months!)
Either a monthly cake for 6 months, or 6 cakes/sets of 12 cupcakes over whatever time suits. E.g. carrot cake, chocolate brownies, iced cupcakes, chocolate cake.
Fiona Bravery
20 Mince pies
One batch of homemade mince pies
Tessa Jones
21 A Christmas cake or 12 Cupcakes Celia Di Cicco

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Home Cooking
LotPromiseDonated By
22 A Pizza making party
Pizza making party for up to five people (children or adults or both) which would cover everything from dough making through to cooking in a wood fired oven.
Celia Di Cicco

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Home Made Gift
LotPromiseDonated By
23 Hoodie made into cushion cover (2 lots)
Has your child outgrown their leavers' hoodie, but you don't want to throw away their memories? I will turn their hoodie into a zipped cushion cover, for you to fill with your own 14"-18" cushion (final cushion size will of course depend on the size of the hoodie!). You may 'bank' this promise until whenever you like, but if you'd like your cushion cover ready in time for this Christmas, please bring your hoodie to HQ on 28th November.
Louise Prime

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Sewing
LotPromiseDonated By
24 Sewing service
Badges on to Beaver / Cub / Scout / Explorer jumper/shirt - Main badges, top award badge (i.e. Chief Scout), and up to 5 staged activity badges. Ideal for someone changing sections in the next year.
Judith Sitford

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Education
LotPromiseDonated By
25 A 1 hour French or German lesson
Can be toddler, child, teen (GCSE) or adult.
Carolyn Tesslement (Professional)
26 Maths Tutoring (up to Year 6)
2 hours of Maths tutoring, up to Year 6. Contact to arrange convenient time / date.
Sarah Fowler (Professional)
27 Tutoring - Maths, Physics or Biology Chloe Houghton

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Pet Services
LotPromiseDonated By
28 Dog walking service
One weekend of dog walking
Nicky Kirk
29 Dog walking service
2 mornings (at a weekend)
Oscar Shimell (Beaver) Accompanied by Mum or Dad
30 Holiday hamster / rabbit care
Holiday care for one pet e.g. rabbit or hamster, which can stay at home alone during the day (whilst at work)
Nicky Kirk

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Family
LotPromiseDonated By
31 Megaball donated by Toy Barnhaus, worth £5 Toy Barnhaus
32 Voucher for 2 to Bocketts Farm, Leatherhead
Entry for 2 to Bocketts Farm (until 23rd July 2020), excludes 20-24th Dec, 17-21st Feb, 4-19th April, 8th May, 22nd May-1st June). https://www.bockettsfarm.co.uk/
Bocketts Farm
33 Voucher for 2 adults - London Transport Museum
The voucher is for one use only. Valid until Thursday 29th October 2020. https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/
London Transport Museum
34 2 hours relaxing in a Jacuzzi hot tub for up to 6 people, ideal for a family or for friends.
A bottle of wine will also be provided or soft drink Under 14s to be supervised at all times. Towels and costumes not provided.
Richard Ascough
35 Babysitting evening
One evening of babysitting at a mutually agreed time.
Tessa Jones
36 Babysitting evening with taxi to venue (locally)
One evening of babysitting at a mutually agreed time, with taxi service to and from venue locally.
Hayden Fowler (Explorer)
Sarah Fowler

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Sport and Leisure
LotPromiseDonated By
37 One half term free dancing lessons at Ambition School of Dance (located in the Scout HQ)
They provide an extensive timetable of dance classes for children aged 18 months and over along with adult classes from beginner level. Voucher is for any age range. https://www.ambitiondance.co.uk/
Ambition School of Dance (Professional)
38 A Four ball voucher at Tyrell's Wood Golf course
https://www.tyrrellswoodgolfclub.com/
Tyrrells Wood Golf Club
39 A Mountain bike tour for 2 hours, with pub lunch in a beautiful Surrey pub.
Need to provide own bikes and kit (lunch provided).
Dan Webb
40 Salsa lesson for 2 beginners (approx 90 minutes) - totally relaxed and fun - no experience required! (3 lots)
Lesson for all 6 people (3 x 2 people) to be at the same time
Ranjit Krishna

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Photography
LotPromiseDonated By
41 FA one hour photo shoot in our bright, modern photography studio (worth £75), followed by an image viewing meeting and £25 credit towards our beautiful bespoke wall portraits, prints and high resolution image collections
Light Republic is an independent, family photography studio, situated at the heart of Epsom in Surrey; and utilises state-of-the-art photographic and retouching technology. Voucher expires 31/01/2020 https://www.lightrepublic.co.uk/
Light Republic Photography Studio

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Hair and Beauty
LotPromiseDonated By
42 Voucher - Headmasters Hair cut and blow dry
See details on voucher. https://www.headmasters.com/salons/epsom/
Headmasters Epsom
43 A ladies cut and blow dry < Jo Stephens

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Florist
LotPromiseDonated By
44 A Freddie's Flowers bouquet
A big box of beautiful, seasonal and fresh Freddie's Flowers direct to your door (www.freddiesflowers.com). All their flowers come direct from the grower so they're the freshest around! Every delivery comes with a step-by-step guide to help you make the most of your flowers.
Caroline Marginson

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Travel
LotPromiseDonated By
45 Taxi service (up to 4 people)
It could be for something like a lift to or from an airport, or a lift to and from a party, or something similar. The main parameters are: Any time during the 12 months starting on the day of the Auction; Any time of day or night, any day of the week; Will cover Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted airports and addresses reasonably local to Epsom & Ewell (fuel cost and Dart charge included in promise); Can take up to four passengers + luggage (I have a Skoda Fabia (the estate, so not a huge boot, but can cope with a fair amount)) Would need plenty of notice to guarantee availability.
Maurice Jones
46 Car cleaning for two carts
Car Cleaning services; will wash, polish and valet 2 cars
Crawford family
(One scout, one explorer, one competent adult)
47 Car cleaning with a cake and prosecco picnic
The car wash would need to be in Epsom or Ewell, or within 15 minute drive. We'll go to their house to clean inside and out, hoover and dry. Meanwhile you enjoy the cake and prosecco.
Caroline Marginson
48 Motorbike ride to Newslands Corner
Ride on the back of BMW R1150GS motorbike - round trip to Newlands corner! Newlands Corner commands some of the best views over the Surrey Hills.
Michael Houghton

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IT
LotPromiseDonated By
49 Software repair for Windows computers Ben Johnson (Explorer)

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Professional
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LotPromiseDonated By
50 Supply and fit a wireless router based Yale alarm kit (1A - 320 Sync) with app for remote functionality.
NOTE: Additional accessories e.g. more motion sensors beyond the kit will be charged for. Installation to take place during the week. https://www.rbpsecurity.com/
Rob Price (Professional)
RBP Security Ltd - Yale Partner
51 2.5 hour Wordstar Social Media Consultancy training session for a small business, sole trader, someone needing to use social media for work or someone needing to improve their professional profile and connections. Any combination of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. Trish Crawford (Professional)
52 Driving lessons (up to 5 hours)
5 hours of driving lessons. Contact to arrange convenient time / date
Melanie Abernethy (Professional)
53 Copywriting service (up to 5 hours)
Copywriting service - have you got a dissertation to edit? Have you got a job application you want to spruce up? Giving a speech and want to make it perfect? Do your kids need help improving how they write essays? This lot won't write it for you but it will give you suggestions and advice on how to improve an existing document, from someone who has been writing speeches and government documents for MPs and Ministers for nearly 20 years. (Can be email or face to face)
Nick Poyntz (Professional)

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Holiday
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LotPromiseDonated By
54 Holiday cottage for 2 days (4 bed), North Devon
A 2 day break for 4 people at our cottage in Georgeham, North Devon (Excludes school holidays - successful bidder to contact Wayne & Jane to discuss dates and availability.)
Jane and Wayne Smith
55 Holiday cottage for a week (6 bed), North Devon. Including vouchers for family attractions The Milky Way (2 adults) and The Big Sheep (2 adults)
Located on the North Devon coast near Hartland and Clovelly. Includes school holidays.

Stay in a 6 bed holiday cottage for one week in 2020. Situated in North Devon, 3 miles from the lovely fishing village of Clovelly. Consisting of a lounge/kitchen room with log burner and TV, plus access to a rear courtyard with garden table and chairs. A double bedroom, a twin bedroom, bath/shower and toilet room, plus attached, but separate entrance, to a double sofa bedroom with ensuite shower room. There is additional garden furniture at the front of the property.

Local attractions include:

  • 10 minute walk to the North Devon coastal path (maps available in the property)
  • The village of Hartland is 2 miles away with local shops, Post office and a number of pubs.
  • At Hartland Point there is a further pub.
  • 5 miles to the Milky Way Adventure Park and North Devon Wake Park (Bideford Road)
  • 12 miles to the Big Sheep family attraction day out (Bideford road)
  • 12 miles to the Tarka Trail cycle and walking route - one of the country's longest continuous traffic-free walking and cycling paths and is ideal for families or less experienced cyclists.
  • 15 miles to Westward Ho! Beach
  • There are a number of other sandy beaches at Sunny Bay Kilkhampton, Bude and Widemouth Bay for surfing.
  • The Eden Project is about 1 ½ hours drive south.
Holiday includes two adult tickets to the Milky Way Adventure Park and two adult tickets to the Big Sheep family attraction day out.

Cottage belongs to Richard and Christine Ascough. Week to be negotiated, but school holidays generally not a problem. Please bring your own towels and sheets as the cottage is not serviced. Cottage is dog friendly

Richard Ascough
https://thebigsheep.co.uk/
https://www.themilkyway.co.uk/

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