Auction
of Promises
Saturday 10th May 7:30 Rectory Hall, Stock
1. A night with the STARS!
A meal for two (or more) up to the value of £100 at Soho House in the heart of Theatre land in London. Soho House is an exclusive members only dining club frequented by stars of stage and screen including Nicole Kidman and Jude Law—to name but a few!!
Chippy (Christopher Day)
2. ‘Ask Jeeves’
Waiter at a drinks party
Stuart McIntyre
3. A night at the ‘Flicks’
A family ticket to the cinema (up to 5)
Karen & Nick Peacock
4. A night at your local
A Meal for two at a pub in Stock of your choice (price limit to apply)
Alan Nye
5. Say it with flowers
A flower arrangement for your home: - Table arrangement of your choice
Margaret Odden
6. Flying High over Stock
30 minute flight for two in a private aeroplane. Could fly over Stock if you wish (Reserve to be met)
Adrian Rilestone
7. How does your garden grow?
A visit to her magnificent gardens during the week
Veronica Matthews
9. Take to the wheel — pottery wheel that is!
Half day pottery session on a one-to-one basis with an experienced potter throwing on an electric wheel with lots of tuition and ‘hands-on’ work
Graham Pyle
10. Take the plunge
A book of 10 vouchers to use a heated open air swimming pool with changing rooms. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Sir John
and Lady Carter
11. Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!
1 weeks holiday in a holiday home in Walton-on-the-Naze. Fully equipped holiday home with modern kitchen including dishwasher. 2 double bedded rooms.
Joyce and
Neville Bull
12. Come in, the waters lovely!
A book of 10 vouchers to use a heated open air swimming pool with changing rooms. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Sir John
and Lady Carter
13. Children’s Birthday Party with a difference
Use of heated open air swimming pool, changing rooms and picnic area for a children birthday party for up to 12 children All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Sir John
and Lady Carter
14. Ground Force
Half a day’s gardening
Tom Willis
15. Have your cake and eat it!
A cake made to order for a special occasion or just because you fancy it.
Jane Willis
16. Changing Rooms
A room in your house redecorated in day by a team of willing workers
The gentlemen of the First Tuesday Club, Stock
17. Beware! - Men at work
A day of gardening and/or clearance
The gentlemen of the First Tuesday Club, Stock
18. The Brighton Run
Use of a private flat for a weekend in Hove, Brighton. Sleeps 3 to 4, all mod cons and only a 10 minute stroll to the bracing air of the Brighton seafront.
Kay and Keith Blackburn
19. Bring your costume to the party!
Use of a heated open air swimming pool for a children’s party with changing rooms and picnic area. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Sir John
and Lady Carter
20. Anyone for a swim?
A book of 10 vouchers to use a heated open air swimming pool with changing rooms All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Sir John
and Lady Carter
21. Fancy a tipple?
A bottle of Spanish Brandy
Ruth Sellers
22. The ‘Alternative’ Naked Chefs!
We will come to your home, provide food and cook a 4 course meal/dinner party for up to 6 people. You only have to provide the venue and drink. We will clear up afterwards, although Father Nick may need to ‘Bless This Mess’ prior to that!
Miranda Seaman ably assisted by Bob, Julia and David
23. Anyone for croquet on the lawn?
A full sized boxed croquet set — never used
Joyce & Neville Bull
24. Don’t know your mouse from your WinZip? —
Help is at hand A book of 5 vouchers for technical support calls for use with a home computer
Jamie Mullins
25. A Red Letter Day to remember
Take your pick from a list of over 25 exciting individual or family activities organised by the famous ’Red Letter Day’ company including: - London’s Frog-tour Family ticket White water rafting Jet skiing Adult or kids’ Scuba diving Eagle heights family day TV show tickets and much, much more! (Full list of activities and colour brochure available in advance on request—insurance included)
Ann & Geoff Tully
26. Never be lost for words again
Encarta World English Dictionary published by Bloomsbury Over 2000 pages and a fascinating record of our global language. Essential reference material for young and old alike.
Pat Todd
27. Go on, pamper yourself for a day
Enjoy a relaxing day making full use of the superb facilities of Greenwoods Estate health and spa retreat, including pool, saunas, steam room, ice bar and relaxation rooms to name but a few, The promise made is for one of their ‘Classic Packages’ which includes full use of the spa facilities throughout the day and a 2 course lunch from their ‘Art of well-being’ Menu (Colour Brochure available on request).
The management of Greenwoods Estate health spa and retreat, Stock
28. Acquire a unique work of art by a local artist
Local artist working in water colours offers a choice from her delightful collection of paintings of flowers.
Judith Lusty
29.
Putting on the style
Braun Style’n Go cordless hair styling brush
Liz & Michael Melleney
30. Putting you in the picture
A painting of your home, garden or favourite local scene in water colours by local artist.
Joan Harvey
31. Cheers!
A selection of 4 bottles of wine.
Len & Margaret Stuart
32. A Special Card for a Special Occasion
A set of 10 hand-made cards for various occasions
Rachel Hill
33. Happy Birthday To — whom?’
Child’s birthday cake hand made for that special day (Sponge, fondant and butter icing)
Rachel Hill
34. Shop till you drop!
Transport to and from Bluewater shopping centre, Kent for the day. (Up to 4 passengers)
Sally Johnson
35. Home-grown is best
Selection of fresh garden vegetables and sweet peas—when in season
Sally Johnson
36. Just relax — your in good hands
Gift voucher for one reflexology treatment
Betty Payne
37.
Take the stress and strain out of your day
Gift voucher for one reflexology treatment
Betty Payne
38. What’s your tipple?
Selection of wines and glasses
Mrs Cable
39. Sherry Vicar!
Bottle of pale cream sherry
Mrs Cable
40. Pull yourself together!
A set of curtains or blinds made to your specifications by a professional in soft furnishings. (Materials not included)
Anna Davis
41. Have your cake and eat it
A sponge or fruit cake of choice, iced and decorated for a special occasion including child’s birthday, anniversary or celebration.
Cathy Swanston
42. Putting on the style
A perm or colour PLUS cut and blow dry
‘Maurice’ Hair Studio Stock
43. Drink like a Lord
A boxed bottle of House of Lords Vintage Port Limited edition
Sir John and Lady Carter
44. OWZAT!
An Essex Cricket Club bat signed by members of the present Essex CC team including England Captain, Nasser Hussain, and international players Ronnie Irani and James Foster.
Corrinne Duty
45.
Celebrate in style
A boxed set containing a bottle of Champaign and two Champaign flutes
The Four Vintners, Stock
46. HATE ironing! here’s the answer
Take a break from the ironing and let Kay do it for you. (1 washing basket of ironing)
Kay Weaver
47. Having a bad hair day?
Blow dry or Shampoo and set
Top Ten Hair Studio Galleywood
48. Not going ‘straight down the middle’? - we have the answer
2 one-to-one golf lessons with club pro, Brian White
Crondon Park Golf Club
49 Not going ‘straight down the middle’? -
We have the answer 2 one-to-one golf lessons with Thorndon Park club professional Brian White
Ged & Ann Palmer
50 Perfect for ladies who like to ‘do lunch’ and take care of their gardens
A 3 course lunch for 2 at Bretts Farm Market Restaurant and Garden Centre. White Roding, Nr Dunmow to the value of £50
Ann & John Biles
51 Cheers Gilbert
Raise a glass of Gilbert Smith’s favourite single malt in fond remembrance of this good old friend of All Saint’s. I litre bottle of Laphroaig Single Malt Whisky.
Joy & Gilbert Smith
52 Display your flowers to their best advantage
A Waterford crystal vase
Bunny Beaumont-White
53 Hanging gardens of Pennypost!
2 hanging baskets planted up with the colour scheme of your choice from Annie’s gardens at Pennypost Cottage. (Baskets not supplied)
Annie Pyle
54 More sherry vicar!
A bottle of sherry
Eric Lee
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Whisky Galore!

5 x 75 cl bottles of blended Scotch whisky to be auctioned individually. 1 x Bell’s. 1 x Teacher’s. 1 x Dewar’s. 1 x Bells’ (Boxed). 1 x Famous Grouse (Boxed)
Corrinne & Stephen Duty
60 Create your own website
Your bid can launch an Internet presence for you, your work or your charity: from concept and design, through coding and ‘making live’, to advice on continuing updates. All you need pay is to register the web address (£10 to £15 unless you want something flashy) and for hosting with an Internet Service Provider (£30 a year at worst). I’ll train and guide for a total of at least 3 days (priceless!) and will even provide some ongoing support.
Martin King
61 Stock in the frame!
A framed and mounted watercolour of The Square, Stock, by well known local artist. (20’ x 16’ total frame size)
Anonymous donor
62 Perfect for that special occasion
Boxed bottle of Laurent-Perrier pink champagne
Richard and Jennie Boeg
63 A golfers treat
A round of golf at Thorndon Park (For a golfer)
David Gibson
64 One less chore!
An offer to mow your lawn
David Gibson
65 Lloyds of London—
The full tour PLUS lunch for two A personal guided tour of this fascinating business centre plus lunch for two people
Luke Mayhook
66 Bear it in mind!
Meal for two with a bottle of house wine on any Thursday or Friday Evening (to be booked in advance)
The Management of the Bear, Stock
67 Tennis anyone!
Use of a private tennis court for an afternoon (in Stock)
Sue & Neil MacFarlane
68 Flowers for a special occasion
A flower arrangement on a date by arrangement
Mrs Pepper
69 Help for idiots with ‘WORD’
Tips for getting the most out of Microsoft WORD for Windows
Mrs Pepper
70 The real ‘Naked Chef’ Jamie Oliver Cook Book signed by the naked chef himself (Plus poster—fully clothed!) Sarah Lewis
71
We all love a clean car
Interior and exterior valeting for 1 car
Frank Penton
72 That’s starters and dessert taken care of!
Starter and dessert provided for a lunch/dinner party for up to 8 people
Judith Penton
73 A day out for all the family in Legoland
Tickets for 2 adults and 2 children to visit Legoland, Windsor Valid between 29th March and 2nd November 2003.
Pat and Bert Davie
74 Go on, relax!
A relaxing massage, this supper body massage carried out in a seated position concentrates on the upper back, shoulders, arms, neck, face and head. The areas most vulnerable to stress and tension
Joy Williams
75 Father Rowland’s tipple
A bottle of White Horse whisky which has been in Father Rowlands cellar for over 20 years—enjoy!
Father Rowland
76 Your Good Health! 1 bottle of The Macallan Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky Beryl Woodward
77 Sundays best read
A Sunday paper of your choice delivered free of charge for 1 year
Sarah Lewis
78 A chef for the night
A menu designed to suit your needs and then cooked by professional chef, Steve Hyde—for up to 10 people (Bidder to provide food etc)
Steve Hyde
79 The cream of the Irish
A bottle of Irish Cream liqueur
Yvonne Blackwood
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Bubbly galore!
2 bottles of Cristian Senez Champagne To be sold in individual lots
Len and Margaret Stuart
81 Jet wash that grime away!
Jet wash a patio or driveway (not recommended for block paving) for a morning or afternoon
Angela West
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