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Our Silent Auction: Fabulous Lots Available! Online bidding now over.

Our Silent Auction will raise funds for our Nourish and Support projects - read on for more details and links to where you can place bids! Many thanks to all who have donated for this auction.


Silent bids will continue at our Silent Disco on 28th April. Please contact a member of the força team if you are not attending and would like to place a bid:

Silent Auction Rules

The Silent Auction will start online at 08:30 (UK time) on Friday 21st April 2023 and will end at 22:00 at our ticketed Silent Disco Event on Friday 28th April 2023. Bids will close online at 16:00 on Friday 28th April 2023. All online bids will be carried forward to the ticketed Silent Disco Event.

There will be 18 Lots/Items in this Silent Auction. When the auction starts we will post one photo and description of each Lot/Item. To place a bid, please add your bid as a 'Comment' under the post for the Lot/Item in question. You can place bids on more than one Lot/Item and can place multiple bids.

If the highest bid on a lot is lower than £100, new bids should be made in increments of no less than £5.00

If the highest bid on a lot is higher than £100, new bids should be made in increments of no less than £10.00

All new bids must be higher than the previous bid by at least the minimum incremental raise indicated above, in order to be valid. Facebook/Absent bidding is welcome via your own appointed nominee. A bid is construed as a legal agreement to purchase the listed item(s) at the amount indicated. All bidders must be 18 years of age or above. All winning bids must be settled within two weeks or the item will go to the next highest bidder.

In order to protect the integrity of all bidders, please do not scratch out bids. Bids may only be voided by Nicky Bootle due to a valid bidding error. Please seek assistance if you find an invalid bid or make a mistake during bidding. The auction will close at 2200 on Friday 28th April 2023, at which time the highest bid on each bid sheet will be declared the winner. If a conflict arises over identifying the last valid bid for an item, Nicky Bootle has the sole discretion to determine the winner.

Take a look at our fabulous Silent Auction lots...

Lot 1) Spa Day for Two with Lunch at Herb House, Lime Wood Hotel

Lime Wood Hotel Lyndhurst

Hidden in the heart of the New Forest, the Herb House spa at Lime Wood is dedicated to natural well-being and inspired by its forest surroundings. Herb House instils a sense of calm, well-being, and serenity – it’s the perfect retreat. Enjoy a Perfectly Pampered Spa Day for two people at this beautiful, relaxing spa. Includes use of Herb House Spa, Bamford De-Stress massage followed by your choice of 60-minute facial, set lunch at Raw & Cured is included, as well as a selected juice, tea, or coffee to enjoy on arrival and with lunch.

Lot 2) Dinner for Four at The Pig - With Wine

The Pig in Brockenhurst New Forest

Located in the New Forest, THE PIG in Brockenhurst is the perfect place to escape, serving a Kitchen Garden and 25-mile local menu. Simple food, done well. Enjoy dinner for four people with wine.

Lot 3) Overnight Stay at Two-Bed Twickenham Apartment

Sitting room

Ideal for a theatre trip, this well-appointed self-contained apartment is located in Twickenham. It is a stone's throw from Twickenham station (regular trains to Waterloo), a short hop on the bus from Richmond-on-Thames (District Line) and a gentle stroll to Marble Hill Park and the River Thames. The apartment sleeps 4 people in one double bedroom and one twin bedroom.

Lot 4) Spa Day for Two with Lunch at the Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen spa

A day spa visit for two guests at the Chewton Glen. Includes use of all of the facilities at Chewton Glen’s sumptuous award-winning spa including the 17-metre indoor pool, hi-tech hydrotherapy centre, aromatherapy saunas, crystal steam rooms and outdoor whirlpool. It also includes the extensive Poolbar buffet lunch for two. Availability Monday-Thursday throughout 2023.

Lot 5) Saltwater Sauna for Five at Sandbanks Beach

Sauna by the Sea in Poole

Relax, enjoy the 'löyly' and reap the benefits of nature and heat, as you recharge in an authentic Finnish, wood-fired sauna. Located on Sandbanks Beach, with stunning views of the sea through a panoramic window. This Saltwater Sauna experience is for up to 5 people for 35 minutes. The sauna includes a small built-in changing area and boasts warm LED downlighting, welsh grown Douglas fir floorboards, quality ventilation, and British sheep's wool insulation.

Lot 6) NEW Belstaff Venturer Trench Coat

Belstaff rain coat

Brand New With Tags! Belstaff Trench Coat, Venturer Style in Dark Parchment (Grey/Beige) Bonded and seam sealed. Waterproof and windproof. Bi-Stretch. UV Protection 50+. Quick Drying. All Season Protection. Wear ruched at the waist or straight. Orange rain hood inside. RRP £695.00

Labelled as Size 40 (UK size 8) - see size guide

Lot 7) Resin Wall Art by Tegan Randall of Ocean Influence Art

Ocean Influence Resin Wall Art

Beautiful resin ocean wall art showing a seascape beach wave by local artist, Tegan Randall, Ocean Influence Art.

Growing up Tegan could only dream of one thing and that was the ocean. Ignoring the pressures of young adult life in the UK of university, buying a house, and climbing the corporate ladder at age 18 she moved to Indonesia on a one-way ticket to explore the ocean and all the beauty it holds. After 10 years of living in many different countries teaching scuba diving, running resorts, and educating people on marine conservation she moved back to the UK and now creates nautical resin artwork to quench her thirst for the underwater world until the next adventure comes along!

Lot 8) Ocean Influence Silver Stingray Necklace

Ocean Influence Silver Stingray Necklace

Beautiful handmade silver stingray necklace by a local artist at Ocean Influence Art.

Lot 9) Seahorse Sculpture by Michael Turner

Seahorse sculpture by Michael Turner

Stunning stainless steel sculpture of a seahorse by renowned Lymington artist, Michael Turner.

Stainless steel sculptor and artist Michael Turner has come a long way since graduating in Design in 1997. Michael creates unique handcrafted stainless steel sculptures which are sold and celebrated worldwide. His passion for sculpture is shown through his extraordinarily detailed and unique artwork.

Lot 10) Wim Hof Day Course for Two at The Retreat New Forest

The Retreat Hinton and people in cold water bath

Put yourself in the hands of certified Wim Hof Instructor Corin Ridout and learn how you can utilise oxygen and cold exposure to optimise body and mind. The session includes an introduction to the Wim Hof method and a breathing session, with an optional ice bath at the end (with or without ducks!)

Lot 11) Signed Limited Edition by Aimee Durnell

Wild Summer Roses featuring Chaffinches by Aimee Durnell

Signed limited edition linocut by Aimee Durnell, in a black wooden frame (size 53cm x 53cm). The linocut is handmade and is called "Wild Summer Roses featuring Chaffinches."

Aimee is a local author and artist, who has lived on the Lymington-Keyhaven Nature Reserve for 20 years. A freelance artist, Aimee is fascinated by the history and colour of the locality. As well as painting in watercolour and creating linocuts of the New Forest wildlife and area, Aimee has written and illustrated three books: "Secret Marsh", "Secret Lymington" and "Between Two Rivers".

Lot 12) Sunset, Snowy Day Painting by Tony Palmer

Sunset snowy day by Tony Palmer

Framed original watercolour by Tony Palmer measuring 38cm x 21cm and called "Sunset, Snowy Day."

​Tony is an artist from Southampton who discovered a love for art in his 40s. His early work used acrylics, pastels and oils, and his latest semi-abstract landscapes celebrate a more recent discovery of watercolour and mixed media. Colour is the driving force which sets the mood for each artwork. Once applied the paint is manipulated and manoeuvred allowing gravity and colour-mixing to work their magic. The finished work invites the viewer into the landscape to discover what they will.

Lot 13) Handmade Silver Acorn Pendant by Ayla Silver Jewellery

Acorn pendant by Ayla Silver Jewellery

Silversmith Lizzie Grimwood of Ayla Silver creates silver jewellery and gifts from natural objects by casting silver using the lost wax process. Lizzie also runs day courses to design and create silver spoons, bangles, pendants and earrings.

Lot 14) £100 voucher for The Haven Bar & Restaurant, Lymington

The Haven bar and restaurant Lymington

Voucher for £100 to spend at The Haven Bar & Restaurant in Lymington. The Haven houses a cosy and welcoming bar, an excellent restaurant with incredible waterfront views through panoramic windows and a sizeable outside terrace - perfect for sundowners and al fresco dining. The Haven's seafood-inspired menu has a strong focus on locally sourced ingredients: with crab straight from the boat, strawberries from the New Forest and tomatoes from the Isle of Wight just across the water. Simple yet delicious, all-day dining, there’s something for everyone to love, seven days a week.

Lot 15) £100 voucher for The Gun Inn, Keyhaven

The Gun Inn in Keyhaven Hampshire

Voucher for £100 to spend at The Gun Inn, Keyhaven. Currently undergoing refurbishment with plans to reopen just after Easter 2023, the fabulous Gun Inn at Keyhaven combines a traditional smugglers' pub atmosphere with incredibly good cuisine. Add in the sizeable garden with outdoor shade and you have the perfect spot whatever the weather for lunch, dinner and everything in between!

Lot 16) £100 voucher for The Bosun's Chair, Lymington

The Bosun's Chair, Lymington

Voucher for £100 to spend at The Bosun's Chair in Lymington. This former coach house is conveniently located between Lymington Town Station, the High Street and the Town Quay. Enjoy delicious food and great drinks in the welcoming, popular bar or venture outside to the delightful hidden garden at the rear. The Bosun's has five well-appointed en-suite rooms. Canine companions are welcome in the bar area and garden (lead required), as are children (no lead required) as long as they are well-behaved!

Lot 17) 3D Chart Art Picture of Lymington River

This unique nautical wall art is made by local artist, Sarah Hogsden of 3D Chart Art. Using original Imray Nautical Charts, each picture is handcrafted with great attention to detail to build up a 3D impression of the scenic coast line. Every layer of the image is hand cut and takes days of careful attention to create one individual picture. Once each picture is completed by Sarah they are professionally framed locally using high quality Tru-Vu glass which helps to cut down on reflection and also protects the picture from UV rays. Sarah's artworks look stunning on any wall and add a focal point to any room.

Lot 18) £100 'Food To Go' Voucher from The Kitchen Social

£100 'Food To Go' Voucher from The Kitchen Social. Based in Lymington, Annabelle launched her catering company, The Kitchen Social following her graduation in Level 1 Culinary Nutrition from Leith’s Cookery School in London early in 2019. She is evangelical about the principles of healthy eating which form the basis of all of The Kitchen Social’s cooking. Food To Go is designed to take the load off your weekend cooking, whether you have friends coming for dinner, are holidaying in the area or have kids home for the weekend and want to stock the fridge. Food To Go includes a selection of The Kitchen Social's most popular dishes, freshly made seasonal soups, sides & salads and delicious puddings for you to order & collect.

We also have a Fundraising raffle which will be drawn on 28th April - find out more and buy your tickets here!


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