We are in the early stages of organising an ‘Auction of Promises’, as a fundraiser for our charity. This is where individuals, or businesses can make a pledge of an item, an experience, or their skill or talent for an hour or two. We then build a catalogue of promises and the auction is arranged. We will announce the date and venue for the auction in due course. We hope to make it a fun evening event with food and a paying bar.

Those who make pledges will get discounted entry tickets to the event, mention in the catalogue and via social media channels, etc. We would be happy to have a main sponsor for the event, if anyone is interested.

So far, we have the following pledges (there are no reasons why we cannot attract duplications):

Afternoon of Racing at Lindfield Park Resort, Two children’s tickets to Drusillas Park, Hairdresser offering a gents haircut, , Round of Golf for up to 4 people at Slinfold Golf & Country Club, A giant Teddy Bear courtesy of Card Factory, Man with a Van to move stuff, (Horsham/Crawley area), Four tickets for a league game at Crawley Town FC, Chef to cook, Gardening for a few hours, Skin Products, a fun taster session at Sussex Sculture Studios, a Bottle of Champagne (Yongyi Neathercoat APFS), Two tickets to a Choir Concert, Brewery Tour at Firebird Brewing Company, Print of a recent piece of exhibited art by Juliette Goddard MA (RCA), a one hour relaxing massage, Four Ball Golf Round at Rookwood Golf Course, a case of Sussex Ale from Hepworth Brewery, a private group tour of the Old Police Cells Museum in Brighton, a card magician to entertain at your own dinner party or event, Dog Grooming by Shaggy to Waggy (small/mediums sized dog), a Bissell Carpet Cleaner and shampoo products for a week-end and a Show and Tell Experience with Gatwick Police – sniffer dog, armed response vehicle, firing range and weapons.

If you can help, please do get in touch. Other ideas are beauty treatment, fun experiences, babysitting, ironing, DIY, painting/decorating, round of golf, guitar/piano lesson, lift to Gatwick Airport for your hols, cooking/baking, items of value, computer/IT help, tickets to music/comedy or other event, dog sitting/walking, etc, etc.