Alison Baxter Clayton Charity Auction

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Alison Baxter Clayton died on 30 March 2010 from breast cancer, she was 37 years old. Her family wanted to do something positive in her memory and have set up a charitable project, in her name, which reflects her keen interest in the education of children in Africa.

They have done this through ActionAid (registered charity no. 274467) whom Alison supported during her lifetime; she sponsored a little boy in the Ikot Mfon community in South Eastern Nigeria, which is extremely impoverished. ActionAid said that funds were needed for the primary school which is in a state of considerable disrepair. In short, children in Ikot Mfon are unable to get any decent kind of education.

Therefore to help raise money to make repairs to the school in Alison's name, her family is hosting a Charity Dinner and Dance at Chiswick Union Bar, Chiswick Park on Saturday 29th January complete with an auction (see lots below).

To make a bid prior to the event on any of the items below, simply email your name, the lot you would like to bid on and the amount you would like to bid to

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NB. Deadline for on-line bids is midday on Friday 28th January 2011.

Auction Lot
Summary Item Donated By
Latest Bid
2011-01 Artwork Zebra Diptych. Painting by Jodie Glen-Martin Jodie Glen-Martin £200
2011-02 Technology Huawei S7: a 7 inch Android Tablet. The iPad isn't the only touch screen portable device that lets you take your films, music and pictures wherever you go! The Huawei S7 has a 7-inch touch screen, runs Android 2.1 and features a 3G SIM card slot as well as built-in WiFi - so you can connect to the Internet anywhere, anytime. Qualcomm £100
Chris McCosh
2011-03 Hotel Dorchester Hotel - One Night Stay in a Superior Double room including English breakfast for two Dorchester Hotel £300

Hazel Stinson

2011-04 Fine Dining A fine dining four course meal for ten, cooked by Franck Jeandon (Finalist of British Master of Culinary Arts 2009 and 2010 Meilleur Ouvrier de France) and another Le Cordon Bleu Chef at home. (Food and Drinks not supplied and will be an additional cost). Franck Jeandon £1500
Emily Heller
2011-05 Accomodation 1 weeks self catering accomodation at Fort Corblett, in Alderney, Channel Islands, for a family of 4. (excluding August) Stephen & Diana Mellor  
2011-06 Accomodation 1 week self catering accomodation at Thollon les Mimises in the French Alps. Sleeps a maximum of 9 valid February 2011 until October 2011.

Ray & Janet Key  
2011-07 Beauty Make-up session with Paul Herrington, Head of Artistry at Bobbi Brown, UK. (Valued at £500) Let Paul teach you how to become your own makeup artist with tips and techniques to help you look and feel your best. One-to-one lesson, lasting approximately an hour and a half. Bobbi Brown £250
Emily Heller
2011-08 Signed Football A signed team football from Manchester United football club Manchester United £50
Hazel Stinson
2011-09 Signed Football A signed team football from Arsenal football club Arsenal £150
Stan Wiseman
2011-10 Signed Football Shirt A signed football shirt by Steven Gerrard Steven Gerrard £50
Matthew Clayton
2011-11 Track Day
A voucher for £250 at, Europe's largest track day company. The voucher can be used for track access, car hire and tuition at most UK and some European tracks Kathryn Lowe £130
Matthew Weaver
2011-12 Beauty Day to evening' non-professional masterclass for 2 at Jemma Kidds make-up school in West London. Experience two wonderful make-up looks and discover the expert steps that let you and a friend take one look to the next simply and easily. Begin with creating a natural day look that enhances your beauty with radiance and a healthy glow. A few clever techniques can help you turn this into a perfect classic evening look.
Jemma Kidd £300
Emily Heller
2011-13 Personal Shopping A half day personal shopping experience with Hayley Richardson. My goal is to make you look and feel fabulous. I will ensure your wardrobe is well co-ordinated, contains wonderful clothes and accessories that will suit you, your lifestyle and your budget. My promise to you is to make this whole adventure fun. As your wardrobe adviser or "shopping friend", you can look forward to your new look and shopping trip with confidence. Valued at £280.
Hayley Richardson £160
Louise Tranter
2011-14 Beauty Botox wrinkle relaxing injections for 4 people. Performed by a dermatology specialist doctor after consultation in a reputable Chiswick Clinic or in your own home. Valued at £1100 Jodie Glen-Martin

Alison Farmery
2011-15 Beauty Non surgical rejuvenation treatment (eg Botox) to the value of £500. Rejuvinate you with any non-surgical treatment, including all injectable treatments for fine lines and wrinkles and/or medical rejuvenation creams. Look and feel years younger!
Isobel Wood  
2011-16 Beauty The Sanctuary' in Richmond for treatments for two hours up the the value of £180. Includes a choice of individually tailored Sanctuary treatments and a complimentary glass of Champagne
Sanctuary Spa £75
Sally Haigh
2011-17 Fitness 1 month's full family membership at West London's premier health club Park Club £100
Helen Walsh
2011-18 Artwork Painting by Alice Sheridan. Pair of still life (approx 10 x 12 inches) presented in white frames - Winter Plums and Lemon Cloth.
Alice Sheridan £150
Michelle Levman
2011-19 Artwork Painting by Alice Sheridan. Oil and graphite on paper, mounted and framed - Rock Castles. Size is approx 10 x 10 inches, with the size of the frame 42 x 42 cm. 
Alice Sheridan £300
Alexandra Whiley
2011-20 Artwork Two paintings from the Lemongrove Gallery. 14 x 14 Simple Impressions II by Emilija Pasagic. Product code ZPAS015 & ZPAS016. Framed in lovely contemporary frames to match. Lemongrove Gallery £100
Robin Clayton
2011-21 Adrian Chiles Chat with Adrian Chiles, Meet for a 1 hour chat over a pint with Adrian Chiles. To take place at a pub in Chiswick, early evening (6pm until 7pm or 6.30pm until 7.30pm) Mon to Thurs.
Adrian Chiles £200
Raymond Hill, Sassan Danesh, David Huxford, Colin Campbell
2011-22 Sky 12 month subscription to the HD pack and Sky world HD (Sky’s top Sports, Movies and entertainment package) - Enjoy the full Sky TV entertainment pack for a year with Sky, with all your entertainment channels, Sport, Movies & HD. Become a new Sky customer, or if you’re an existing customer, you can get the full top tier package for 12 months for your bid price.

Sky £200
Sarah Mellor
2011-23 Cupcakes Whether you have a childrens birthday party or christening or an adult party coming up you’ll have dessert covered already with 50 delicious cupcakes. You choose the date and they will be delivered to your door saving you a little more time for the rest of the party organising Sarah Mellor £100
Alex Davies
2011-24 Interior Design Interior Design consultation with Ritva at Huntsman Eldridge. Spend an hour with Ritva from Huntsman Eldridge and see if she can inspire you with ideas to easily update the look. She has a wealth of knowledge of where to get anything you need or tradesman to do the job.
2011-25 Photography Krush photography family portraiture session, with a CD of all photos taken from the shoot. Whether you are looking for reportage or studio style portraits, my aim is to capture the personality of the individual. Exact portraiture requirements can be discussed in advance and the session will last approximately 1-2 hours.
Shoot to be within the M25.
Kate Metreweli £50
Sarah Mellor
2011-26 Jewellery Jewellery from Beth Boatswain - Labradorite and pearls, all set on sterling silver. Labradorite is one of the most beautiful minerals. If not viewed from the best angle, its hidden beauty can be missed. It is usually dark grey, but in the right angle of light, it displays a variety of bright colours, including shades of green, blue, gold, red and yellow. This schiller effect is not the result of any surface colour. Light internally reflects across cleavage sections, creating what is known as labradorescence, and the colours vary depending on the angle of light.

Beth Boatswain £40
Alexa Batra
2011-27 Key ring Lifesize sterling silver acorn keyring - This keyring was cast from a real acorn then styled to look like everyone's perception of an acorn. Slightly hollowed the acorn feels solid and weighty. The keyring was made and donated by David Wreford, friend, fellow Chiswick resident and amateur jeweller. There are a limited number in circulation (about 15) and all have been gifts, either direct to family and friends or to charity auctions. They are not commercially available. David Wreford £100



Raymond Hill

2011-28 Fitness 6 Session block of running Technique lessons at Sports Dimensions. Learn to improve your running technique so you can limit any damage you are doing to your body through incorrect running styles. This is an amazing experience where you often get to train alongside athletes who compete for the United Kingdom at major sporting events. It literally takes your breath away!
Sports Dimensions £140
Sally Haigh
2011-29 Golf Gleneagles hotel round of golf for four people. Great for a boys weekend away and a memory to cherish for a lifetime. Whether you are a leading pro or an enthusiastic beginner, a round of golf on the Gleneagles golf courses offer an exhilarating test for any golfer, making your Scottish golfing vacation the holiday of a lifetime.
Gleneagles Hotel £50
Raymond Hill
2011-30 Football Tickets Two tickets to the QPR home game on Sunday 13th of February Kathryn Lowe £50
Helen Walsh
2011-31 Tour Tour of Cambridge and University Colleges by a local resident who loves the City. Walk around the City and the magnificent College buildings. Attend evensong at the famous Kings College. See where Crick & Watson thought of ‘DNA’. Visit the Botanical Gardens where Darwin was a student. Lazily drift along the River Cam in a punt, perhaps with a picnic and glass in hand, absorbing the stunning architecture (…you don’t need to punt, the local guide is reasonably proficient!). Try the local ale in a backstreet pub. The day is your choice.
Jo Hill £100
John & Hilary Clayton
2011-32 Sothebys Tour Enjoy a private tour around Sothebys exhibition and see how Sothebys prepares for a major auction event whilst asking questions to your expert tour guide. Either take 5 friends along on Friday 13th May and enjoy enjoy afternoon tea in Sotheby’s Café after the tour or take 9 friends along on Sunday 15th May (weekend excludes meal). Sotheby's  
2011-33 Beekeeping A three hour introduction to beekeeping in an aviary in South Ealing (ideal time of year is April / May). Are you interested in seeing how the honey we eat is made, or perhaps learning how to be a bee-keeper yourself. Spend 3 hours in a West London Garden Apiary in April or May getting a taste of what beekeeping is about.
Tessa Kostrewza  
2011-34 Cooking A 2 hour Champagne Tasting Class on Wednesday 16th February – 7 to 9pm for one person, valued at £100. Leiths £50
Alexa Batra
2011-35 Football Signed shirt from Portsmouth Football club, 2 tickets to a game and 2 signed programmes Kathryn Lowe  
2011-36   A private consultation with a Chiropractor at the Chiswick Park Chiropractor Clinic, a full and thorough Examination, including a Gait Scan if needed. A full verbal Report of the Clinics Findings Plus TEN follow up visits. Valued at £450.

Andrew Martin

2011-37 Rugby A term at a class in London, plus a leather size 2 (midi) rugby ball and Merchandise worth £30 - kit, hoodie, rain proof coat etc. All branded. (Valued at £175)
Kathryn Lowe £75
Kathryn Lowe
2011-38 Fine Dining Lunch at award-winning french restaurant La Trompette for 2 people including wine chosen by the Sommelier La Trompette £130 Kathryn Lowe

January 28, 2011