Exclusive on-line preview of Saint Mary’s Auction 2007

School invites community to make a bid for fabulous goods and services

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St Mary's RC Primary School Auction will be held on Friday 11th May 2007. The event has been generously sponsored by Hamptons Estate Agents.

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Welcome to the exclusive on-line preview of St Mary’s RC Primary School Auction 2007.

Listed below is a selection of just some of the fabulous goods and services that are on offer for local residents to bid for with proceeds going towards the upgrade of the school’s IT suite.

Advance bids will be received at the school office up to 5pm on Thursday 10 May or by emailing emma.brophy@chiswickw4.com stating the lot number, description and your bid. Should your advance bid be successful, you will be notified via email on Monday 14 th May.

St Mary’s PTA would like to extend their sincere thanks to local businesses and supporters for the generous promises they have donated.

Each item has been donated freely and they would ask that parents and friends support the services of those companies that have so generously contributed to the auction.

“We are indebted yet again to our commercial partners for their kindness and generosity.” said PTA Chair Justine Randall.

Oliver Finn is offering £1,000 flat fee for sale of house or flat or rental and managmenet of a house for a year (discounted from £5,000 flat fee for a house sale). Sealed bids (including full contact details) should be handed into St Mary's RC Primary School's office on Duke's Road by 5pm on Thursday 10 May. The offer is valid for a year.

NB. Please note rules and regulations at the end of the table before submitting a bid.



Bid £

Lot 1: Signed copy of bestseller

Personally dedicated copy of bestselling author Isabel Wolff's new book 'Forget Me Not'.


Lot 3: Chez Gerard

£40 dinner voucher from Chez Gerard.


Lot 4: Signed Brentford football shirt

Signed Brentford football shirt.


Lot 5: Fancy Learning French?

Five one hour spoken French lessons (any level or age).


Lot 6: Tax Return

Halloum Katz and Cunningham will file your tax return for 2007.


Lot 8: Portrait painting

Lifelike portrait painting of your child or loved one by well known local artist Denis Williams - these normally retail for more than £1,000.


Lot 9: Spruce up your garden

One hour’s consultation by Chelsea Garden Show Gold medal winning designer Alison Wear.


Lot 10: A little Italian

£50 towards dinner at new, award winning Vino Rosso Italian restaurant on Devonshire Road.


Lot 11: Fancy a new look?

Wash cut and blow dry by Enzo at People Hair.


Lot 12: Membership at Childsplay Cafe

2 monthly membership passes for one child each at Childsplay Café.


Lot 13: Flamenco entertainer

Get their feet tapping with this flamenco dancing entertainer at your child’s party for up to 20 children.


Lot 15: Home improvement consultation

Consultation with Colleen De Spaey about how to improve and make the most of your home - including structural work advice.


Lot 16: Henley tickets

Two Member's Badges for the Steward's enclosure at Henley Royal Regatta, 4th, 5th or 6th July 2007.


Lot 18: Diamonds are a girls best friend

Diamond stud earrings, 1/5th of a carat (10 points each) set in 18ct white gold.


Lot 19: Food for fussy children

A batch of homemade organic healthy food cooked for fussy children (chicken nuggets, chicken/lamb meatballs, fishcakes). Enough to make three meals for four children.


Lot 21: Granite worktops

1 square metre of granite 30mm worktops.


Lot 22: Interior design consultation

One hour consultation from Helen Reed at Change That Room to give you ideas to re-vamp any room.


Lot 23: Goodness*

£50 Meal voucher from Goodness Restaurant.


Lot 24: Round of Golf

For three adults (with golf handicaps) at a top course near Reading.


Lot 25: Hot Yoga membership

One Month membership of Bikram Yoga - the sensational hot yoga craze in Chiswick.


Lot 28: River cruise

Tickets for one adult and two children from Chiswick Pier to Westminster on 30 May.


Lot 29: Pissaro's

3 course meal for two at Pissaro's, including a bottle of house wine.


Lot 30: Octagon Chiropractic Clinic

One hour consultation with a Stephen Hughes, chiropractor at the Octagon Chiropractic Clinic.

Lot 31: Experience the RNLI lifeboat

First time opportunity to bid for a great visit for 12 children to our local lifeboat station. Meet the crew, see and step onto a Life Boat.


Lot 32: Studio Photography session

£150 voucher for photography session in Snappy Snapps' new studio.


Lot 34: Midnight Mass

Reserve your seats on the front row pew at Midnight Mass 2007.


Lot 35: Dinner at Annie's

£40 dinner voucher from Annie's, Strand on the Green.


Lot 100: Virgin Active creche passes

Two creche passes for Club V (10 sessions each) for use by Virgin Active members only.


Lot 101: Make money on the stockmarket

An introduction to how to make money from the stockmarket, by spending an hour with someone who doesn't work in the city, but does make money from the stockmarket.


Lot 102: Work out with Sweaty Betty

£50 gift voucher from Sweaty Betty sports clothes shop on Turham Green Terrace.


Lot 103: Chill out with Parky and the stars!

Two tickets to see Parkinson show recorded live and exclusive passes to the Green Room afterwards, where Michael and the stars relax after the show.


Lot 104: Royal Albert Hall Tickets

Two front row seats at Royal Albert Hall on Friday 1 June to Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s ‘Filmharmonic’ Face value £42 per ticket.


Lot 105: Zoe Kelly Photography session

Studio photography session in black and white of child or children including CD of best images.


Lot 106: Opera Tickets 19th June

Four orchestra stall tickets to see Kayta Kabanova at the Royal Opera House. Face value £135 per ticket.


Lot 107: French Cooking lesson

Six people can learn how to cook the perfect French meal in my house.


Lot 110: VIP Tickets for Royal Academy of Arts Exhibition

Summer Exhibition 2007, 19 June to 19 August.


Lot 111: VIP Tickets for Royal Academy of Arts Exhibition

The Unknown Monet, until 30 June.


Lot 112: VIP Tickets for Royal Academy of Arts Exhibition

Royal Academy Schools Show, 13 June.


Lot 113: VIP Tickets for Royal Academy of Arts Exhibition

Impressionists by the Sea, 7 July - 30 Sept.


Lot 114: VIP Tickets for Royal Academy of Arts Exhibition

Making History, Antiquaries in Britain 1707-2007, 15 Sept - 2 Dec.


Lot 115: People Hair

Hair cut and blow dry by Joe.


Lot 117: A day with a professional food photographer

An exciting opportunity for one person to spend a day in a professional food photographer's studio. See how the food we buy is selected, prepared and photographed. Refreshments and lunch included.


Lot 118: Improve your posture and figure!

Six week course of Pilates with Maria Elliot


Lot 119: Children's cooking class

A cooking-a-meal afternoon for up to three children.


Lot 120: Heineken cup final

One adult and two children's tickets to this prestigious rugby cup final on May 20th.


Lot 121: Themed Birthday Cakes

Two home made children's brthday cakes in the theme of your (or their) choice…rockets, fairies, trains and so on.


Lot 122: The Presbytery

Lunch for four at the Priests' house.


Lot 125: Children's golf lesson

Golf lesson for two children at Royal Wimbledon Golf Club followed by High Tea.


Lot 126: Gourmet Dinner without the hassle

Five course gourmet dinner for eight. Cooked with the freshest ingredients from Borough market. Food only. Brought to your home with simple instructions for last minute heating and serving.


Lot 128: Marmalade Jewellery Voucher

Voucher from Marmalade Jewellers.


Lot 129: Chiswick Fire Station experience

Perennial favourite party at the local Fire station. Join Blue Watch to squirt hoses, try on the uniform, take photos, tour the station and become an honorary fire fighter. 15 to 20 children (supervised).


Lot 130: Taxi service

Lift to Heathrow in a 7 seater.


Lot 132: Royal Albert Hall Tickets

Two front row seats at The Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 3 June to ‘Organ Gala Concert’. Face value £36 per ticket.


Lot 133: Physiotherapy consultation

One to one consultation and home exercise programme by leading physiolates expert Maria Elliott.


Lot 134: Message in a bottle

Two tickets for the sell-out Police concert on Saturday 8th September at Twickenham. Face value £200.


Lot 135: Monet Exhibition and Book

Four tickets to see the Monet Exhibition at the Royal Academy with Monet book supplied.


Lot 136: Bowling Fun

Family deal - six players for bowling at Acton Bowling.

Lot 137: Top-to-Toe Aromotherapy

Qualified aromotherapist will indulge you in a top to toe treatment using organic oils.


Lot 139: Could your child be the next Frankie Dettori or Zara Phillips?

10 horseriding lessons at Sunbury Equestrian Centre, could be shared between two children.


Lot 141: Life Coaching


Stuck in a rut? Need a career change? Use this one hour consultation to see if Life Coaching could provide you with the answers to these and other questions. Value £200.

Lot 142: Charlie & Lola Gift Bag

Do your kids love Charlie and Lola? Surprise them with this Charlie and Lola gift bag, packed with books and gifts. Lauren Child will personally dedicate one of the books to your child (or you!).


General Rules

  1. Children under the age of 16 are not permitted to participate
  2. St Mary’s make no warrants or representations of any kind with respect to any tem or service sold. Please inspect where possible
  3. All items must be paid for in full before the buyer’s departure for the evening. Payment can be cash or cheque but not credit card.
  4. Items must be claimed with a purchase voucher and taken by the buyer before departure. Services and other intangible items can be delivered through private arrangement with buyer and donator. The donator’s contact details will be available on the purchase voucher for this purpose.
  5. All sales are final and there will be no exchanges or refunds on items
  6. Unless otherwise specified, all auctioned services must be used within 6 months after May 11 th and dates and items are to be arranged between buyer and donator at a mutually convenient time (please be aware that we are all mums and dads with busy schedules!!)

May 15, 2007