This years Soldiering On Awards night silent auction will be carried out by iBid on 5 Apr 14 (closing at ~22:30) – if you would like to place a sealed bid on an item below before the awards night starts, please contact one of the Soldiering On team the day before via firstname.lastname@example.org before 23:59 on 4 Apr 14. We will contact you on the Saturday morning to confirm your bid and take payment details.
Auction items will be populated as we can update the website*
(*note not all auction items available at the Awards Night are listed here)
Lot 1: Figure with boats
artist Martyn Royce
Figure with boats – Oil on canvas – Signed by artist Martyn Royce is a contemporary British artist.
Trained as a traditional classical painter, Martyn has always been passionate and committed to artistic self-expression. The painting: a swirling, dancing stylised female figure shimmers on a glowing cadmium yellow beach. Fragile ice-white sailing boats float serenely on a gently rolling translucent cerulean blue ocean. A sense of calm, warmth and joy of life is beautifully and memorably evoked by the artist.
Silver brushed aluminium frame
Dimensions – 100 * 75 cm) – Reserve of £2500* (*generously all proceeds from this lot will go to the charity)
Lot 2: Joanna May – Original Painting of “Majesty”
Joanna May is a listed wildlife artist who creates beautiful, modern, contemporary paintings. Joanna has always worked closely with charities, including wildlife conservation groups, helping to raise significant funds and awareness for many very good causes.
Features a Majestic lion, the symbol of Royalty and the national symbol of Great Britain, England and London. Lions are the embodiment of courage, power and pride.
The lion wears the beautiful coronation crown, the Union Jack continues through to the ghosting of the St George flag through the lion.
Normal price £10,000 (Dimensions. – 70 * 40 cm) – Reserve of £6000*
(*some costs from lot 2 will go to the artist)
Lot 3 – 3 x Nights Athens Luxury Hosted Break
Donated by George Agathokleous British Bulkers
Luxury 5 star hosted weekend break in Athens This exclusive package is for two people including Business Class air tickets, chauffeur-driven transfers to and from Athens Airport, three nights 5 star luxury hotel accommodation in central Athens with historic views of the city (breakfast included), together with dinner, hosted by George Agathokleous, Managing Director of British Bulkers and Official Partner of the Soldiering On Through Life Trust.
Dates to be agreed.
Reserve of £1200* (*generously all proceeds from this lot will go to the charity)
Lot 4 – Nicky Clarke His & Hers
Donated by Nicky Clarke
Nicky Clarke is without a doubt Britain’s most famous and trusted hair stylist; regarded by journalists as ‘the world’s most newsworthy hairdresser’.
Nicky’s passion for hairdressing and his unique style have made him an international icon and stylist to movie stars, pop icons and princesses. This is your opportunity to receive that star treatment with a complementary cut and blowdry finish for her with Nicky Clarke at his Mayfair salon and for him a bespoke shaving and facial treatment.
Reserve of £350* (*generously all proceeds from this sale will go to the charity)
Lot 5 – Henry VIII wine cellar for up to 20 people
A rare opportunity to access Henry VIII’s original wine cellar – still intact and today preserved in it’s location under the Ministry of Defence Main Building. Accessible only with MOD permission and with military hosts this provides a unique experience for 20 guests to enjoy an evening’s hospitality in a beautifully preserved venue not normally accessible by the general public. Dates tbc
Reserve of £2000* (*after costs, all proceeds from this lot will go to the charity)
Lot 6 – Breitling Wing Walk
Offering one lucky person the opportunity to join the Breitling Wingwalkers to be trained to take part in their own private wingwalking display at RFC Rendcomb Airfield in the heart of the Cotswolds. After a full safety briefing and training session, a professional wingwalker will strap you securely to the top wing of one of the team’s 1940’s Boeing Stearman biplanes.
The pilot will then perform an exciting display sequence consisting of low level barnstorming flypasts and zoom climbs in front of your family and friends. Please note for safety reasons there are height and weight restrictions: you cannot be taller than 6ft 2” or weigh more than 14 stone. You must also be over the age of 18 and have a reasonable level of fitness.
Reserve of £300* (*generously all proceeds from this lot will go to the charity)
Lot 8 – Lunch/Dinner with Air Commodore Charles Clarke (Ret)
Awarded the Soldiering On Outstanding Contribution Award, President and Chairman of the Royal Air Force ex-Prisoners of War Association, former Bomber Command 619 Squadron pilot who was shot down over Germany and held in the Prisoner of War in the Camp that became infamous in the film The Great Escape, Charles Clarke’s personal experiences are quite literally the stuff of films. Enjoy lunch/dinner for one or two at renowned Marks Club and hear a personal account of an important aspect of our modern history.
Reserve of £500* (*all proceeds after costs from this lot will go to the charity)
Lot 9 – Tea and tour at home with Dwina Gibb
Afternoon tea with Dwina Gibb at her home. Together with a tour of the late BGee, Robin Gibbs & Dwina’s home and grounds. The Prebendal, Thame Oxfordshire is a 13 century building just full of history. Dates tbc (transport not included).
Reserve of £250* (*generously all proceeds from this lot will go to the charity)
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