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NEW FOR 2019Our autumn fundraising auction

Save the date!

This new event takes place on 24th October in Kidlington's Exeter Hall. We are very grateful to Martin Cowell for taking on the organiser's role, and he will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact him by email: visits@oxfordparkinsons.org.uk

How you can help

For this event to be a success we need plenty of exciting lots to sell, and plenty of people willing to bid for them. Please hold the date, encourage your friends to join us, and give some thought to what you might be able to offer as a lot to auction.

Suggestions for lots you may be able to offer

To get your imagination started, here are a few ideas for lots that have been successfully offered at similar events in the past. Don't forget that you may be able to offer some help or service that doesn't cost you very much, but is of real value to a bidder - for example, gardening advice, or help with any other special expertise.

SOMETHING YOU CAN PROVIDE

Sunday lunch or dinner for 2 in the bidder's home • cut and blow dry • ferry service to airport • inspection of heating system • evening sitting with baby/elderly/pet • drive through the Cotswolds • session of reflexology • homemade cakes • help with tax return • drive to pub in veteran car • 2 hours of weeding • guided walk around a historic town • 2 hours typing • flower arrangement • pair of filled terracotta pots • computer lesson • afternoon on the canal

SOMETHING USEFUL

a year's house insurance • conveyancing costs • load of manure • MOT test • hire of man-and-van

SOMETHING SPECIAL

a day's shooting • weekend hotel break • off-road day out • firefighter for a day • day out in Rolls-Royce with picnic • theatre tickets • tour of Houses of Parliament • round of golf • champagne • vehicle service • bottle of whisky • bouncy castle for a function • day at the races • half a pig • helicopter flight • golf lesson • steamboat trip • signed copy of a book • mixed case of wine • flight in glider or aeroplane • driving lesson on steam train