A Starry Night
Auction & Raffle
We have some fabulous prizes that have been donated by some amazing people and companies. We are adding new bits all the time, so check back soon to see what else had been added. We will also have a couple of surprise additions on the night.
There is still time to donate to the auction or raffle! Just drop Danielle Tucker firstname.lastname@example.org or Victoria Green email@example.com an email or click on the button below to fill out the donations form and we will be in touch.
A LONG WEEKEND IN A TRADITIONAL FRENCH giTE IN Poursac, France
Lynne & Andy Barker have kindly donated a long self catering weekend, (Friday to Monday) for 2 people staying in a beautiful, traditional french gite, in the gorgeous countryside of Les Daurins in Poursac, France. Flights are not included but transfers to and from Poitiers airport are. You can stay any time from October 2019-October 2020 (excluding Christmas/new year and dependant on availability). Car hire is advised as location is rural.
£500 Professional studio Portrait Session
Sarah Holmes, the international award-winning portrait photographer has kindly donated a £500 gift voucher for a bespoke, luxury, photographic portrait shoot at the new La Femme Portraits studio which is tucked away in the Suffolk countryside just 5 minutes from the heart of Woodbridge.
Course of 10 specially designed Power plate workouts at the Power Studio
Zoe Richardson-Wright owner of the The Power Studio in Martlesham has generously donated a course of 10 Power Plate sessions that will be specially designed, for the winner to achieve their personal fitness goals.
Approximate value £70.00
A luxurious beauty hamper & £200 voucher from the becky Louise beauty clinic
At the Becky Louise Clinic they believe that beauty is simply the confidence to be yourself. That is why all of their treatments are designed to give you that confidence, so that you can be you. Becky Stammers has kindly donated a luxurious hamper and voucher for treatments. To see the huge range of treatments avaialable visit:
BEAUTIFUL ART CREATED BY iAN lAST
Exceptionally talented local Woodbridge Artist, Ian Last has kindly offered to create some bespoke artworks especially for the ‘In the Stars’ Charity Ball.
You can see some of his previous pieces here.
A bottle of Champagne and flutes plus a Fred Olsen Goodie Bag
The lovely staff of Fred Olsen Cruise Lines have generously donated a bottle of Champagne and Flutes as well as a surprise goodie bag. We can’t wait to see what is inside.
A day pass for 4 people at Elvedon Forrest Center Parcs
The wonderful people at Centre Parcs Elvedon Forrest have been fantastic and donated 4 days passes so if you win you could enjoy their wonderful swimming pools and forrest setting all for free! Take a look at everything Elvedon Forrest has to offer.
Approximate value £240.
£20 gift voucher to use on treatments at Mama Wellness
Nina Parnham is the inspirational woman behind Mama Wellness, which believes in body fit, body proud and body confidence through pregnancy, motherhood and life.
She offers a range of treatments focussing on women’s wellness and the voucher she has so kindly donates can be used on any of these services.
£1,500 voucher off a patio installed by Liam Lambert Construction
One of our Star Sponsors has very kindly donated the prize of a £1,500 voucher off a patio installed by Liam Lambert Construction, within a 50 mile radius of Norwich, it includes materials and to be used within a year of the date of your event. They can also be used towards a larger patio if you wanted too!
2x luxurious hair pamper session consisting of a wash, deep treatment cut and blow-dry at Hairlistic
The lovely Michele Edwards of Hairlistic in Grange Farm, Kesgrave has been very generous and donated not one but two luxurious hair pamper experiences that include a wash, deep treatment cut and blow-dry leaving your hair feeling fabulous.
A 3 course dinner for 2 at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall with an overnight stay in the best room available upon booking & breakfast the following morning
Milsoms Kesgrave Hall have been exceptionally generous in donating this wonderful dinner and stay which is worth over £400.
A delectable breakfast for 8 people with a tea or coffee each included at Fynn Valley Café Terrace
What could be better than meeting up with 7 of your friends or family for a delicious breakfast surrounded by the stunning picturesque views across the Fynn Valley golf course.
Approximate value £90.
pRIVATE MEETING ROOM EXPERIENCE FOR 25 people max AT fYNN vALLEY cAFé tERRACE
Fynn Valley Café Terrace has also donated a second prize which is perfect for business owners, a private meeting/conference/training room for your business for a day, including a continental breakfast with tea & coffee on arrival, plus a mid morning coffee/tea and to finish a business lunch with tea & coffee.
Approximate value £800.
A elegant and luxurious 2 night stay at The Penthouse in Woodbridge with breathtaking views overlooking the River Deben
Beth Ryan Properties Ltd have kind-heartedly donated a truly stunning gift to the ‘In the Stars’ Charity Ball, a 2 night stay at The Penthouse. Situated in the heart of Woodbridge, on the site of the historic Whisstocks Boatyard. It’s a modern, elegant and stylish luxury one bedroom apartment that will truly indulge your senses.
Approximate cost £530.
2 tickets to Easton Farm Park
The wonderful team at Easton Fram Park have very generously donated 2 tickets for either 2 adults or 2 children in 2019. With arts and crafts, trains and even air cannons it is a fun day out for the family. Kids who love creatures won’t be disappointed with the gang waiting to greet them. There are daily pony rides with the cutest micro ponies, hug-a-bunny sessions which are always a favourite with parents and kids alike, and meet and greets with Star; a Suffolk Punch cart horse who's really a big softie.
Two vouchers for professional and elegant tattoos at Precision Tattoo Parlour
Precision Parlour in Ipswich have kindly donated 2 vouchers, one for £20 and one for £50 for tattoos in their clean and professional tattoo parlour based in East Ipswich, Suffolk.
A £30.00 gift certificate for use at the Janet-Sarah Hair Design Centre in Martlesham Heath
The lovely ladies at the Janet-Sarah Hair Design Centre in Martlesham Heath have very kindly donated a voucher for £30.00 to be used in their salon to help you achieve the glorious hair you deserve.
A giant box of craft with over 1000 pieces
Here is one for the kids. The wonderful staff of Hobby Craft, Martlesham store have donated a wonderful prize for anyone with little budding artists in their lives! A fantastic set with over 1000 crafty bits in it so your little one can be a creative as they like!
FCS Colour, Styling & Wardrobe Experience “ Buy Less, Choose Well, Make it Last"
Delve into the world of fashion with a wonderful style experience from Fashion Candy Style. The 4 hour session includes a Personal Style Consultation with what suit you best, and talk through and discover the clothing shapes that best suit for your body style and make you look great. The colour session will highlight the key colours that compliment your skin tone. We then cleanse your wardrobe , leaving you with an uncluttered wardrobe ready to wear with new ides for you.
A family day pass to Jimmy’s Farm Wildlife Park
A great day out for all the family. Jimmy’s has a huge variety of traditional British and more exotic animals to discover as well as exciting woodland trails, fun play equipment (we especially love the big inflatable bouncer) and delicious food to top it all off.
Approximate cost: £30.00
A fabulous charcoal ‘MOTHER’ Slub 3/4 Sleeve Tee by Selfish Mother
Selfish Mother is already known for its charitable nature so we are very grateful that they also felt inspired to donate one of their fabulous medium size ‘MOTHER’ t-shirts to the raffle.
Approximate retail price £35.00
Take a look at their whole range here www.thefmlystore.com
Two delicious magnums from Alchemy Wines
The wonderful people Alchemy Wines have kindly donated a prize that is perfect for those who enjoy the pleasure of wine; 2 glorious magnums. Alchemy wines take great pride in the production of their products. They are dedication to creating something exceptional, from the best fruit, using the best techniques, the highest quality control and give that caring loving element that all wines of this high standard deserve. Enjoy!
Approximate cost £55.00
A £200 Virgin Experience Gift Card
The lovely charity team and Virgin have generously donated a £200 gift card to be used on one of their amazing Virgin Experiences. They have over 2,000 to choose from, so whether you want indulge your wild side, unwind and relax or explore new skills, there is certainly something to get you excited.
2 sets of 2 admissions for the Premier Enclosure at a race meeting at Newmarket Racecourse in 2020
The Jockey Club have kindly donated 2 sets of 2 admissions to a race meeting at Newmarket Racecourse in 2020. Excluding The Guineas Festival, Ladies Day and music events.
The Jockey Club stages thrilling sporting occasions Millions of people every year enjoy the special experiences they offer through racing, music, food and entertainment on racedays and beyond.
2 tickets to see the spellbinding hit musical WICKED at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre
The Apollo Victoria Theatre have recently worked closely with the children and families of GOSH in providing them with a special viewing of the “wickedly good” show WICKED. Their generosity did not stop there as they have also given us 2 tickets to this fabulous musical.
In a brilliantly witty re-imagining of the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, WICKED tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
Approximate cost: £200.00
2 tickets to a show of your choice at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich
The New Wolsey Theatre is a not-for-profit charity so they very much understand the importance of fundraising so they were more than happy to donate to our great cause. They have given us 2 free tickets to one of their great performances, excluding PULSE Festival, Open Season, Pantomine and Agency Performances, but they still have so much to offer that there is bound to be a show to match your taste.
Approximate cost: £44.00
4 tickets to a Bill Kenwright LTD UK touring show
The wonderful staff at Bill Kenwright have been very kind and donated 4 tickets to see one of their fabulous touring shows. There are many favourites as well as new stories for you to enjoy as well as various venues across the country so you will certainly be spoilt for choice.
A delicious £20 gift card towards to sumptuous meal at Middletons Steakhouse & Grill
The lovely Middletons Steakhouse and Grill were more than happy to support the ‘In the Stars Ball’ and have generously donated a £20 voucher towards a mouthwatering meal at one of their many restaurants, so you can relax and have a night off.
2 adult and 2 child tickets to Woburn Safari Park
How about a day out for the family where you can go on your own safari and see some of the most amazing animals from around the world. Well if you win these tickets that is exactly what you are going to get! Woburn Safari Park has kindly donated these 2 adult and 2 children complimentary tickets towards the night auction/raffle which means one lucky winner will get to experience some fantastic family fun!
A Personalised Map of the Stars print depicting the sky at the excat location of your special moment
The lovely creators of Map of the Stars and Bookishly have kindly donated a very fitting prize to the ‘In the Stars Ball’, a gift pack for a beautiful print showing the exact position of the stars and planets over a place and time that is important to you. You get to choose the design you like and they will create the print for you. Their exclusive metallic prints add that extra shine to an already beautiful piece of art.
30 minute back massage at Eden Beauty House (Westerfield)
Want to relax and unwind then this is the prize for you. The wonderful Michelle of the Eden Beauty House in Westerfield has generously donated a calming and indulgent 30 minute back massage that will relax and ease tension in the area of the body where muscle problems most often occur, using pre blended massage oils
Approximate cost: £33.00
£40 gift voucher to use on a meal at the Easton White Horse
The East White Horse is a beautiful 16th century pub nestled in the Deben Valley in the picturesque village of Easton. This delicious £40 voucher will allow you to enjoy the finest seasonal and regional produce and the best in classic British pub food in a beautiful setting. A truly generous donation to our raffle/auction.
A voucher for 2 children for the Play2Day Centre in Martlesham Heath
The lovely staff of Play2day at Martlesham Heath have very generously donated a voucher for 2 children to enjoy their exciting and energetic adventure play centre. A great prize that will allow them to burn off some energy while you sit and observe the chaos.
A delicious two course meal for two at the Black Tiles Restaurant.
Adrian from the Black Tiles has generously donated a 2 course meal for 2 at this historic public house. When the second World war broke out in 1939 The Black Tiles became a favourite place for Troops from Martlesham Heath Airfield to come and escape the stress of war. It has been a local favourite ever since because of its delicious menu and family friendly environment.
A £30 voucher towards a delectable meal at The Shannon Inn
How about some lovely comfort food and daily specials at a traditional country inn with modern, simple decor and real fires? Then this prize of a £30 voucher towards a meal at The Shannon Inn at Bucklesham will be right up your street.
A wash, cut and blow-dry at Hair Ministry Group
If a little pampering is what you are after then look no further than this wonderful prize. The fabulous staff of Hair Ministry Group have kindly donated a beautifying wash, cut and blow-dry to keep your locks beautifully groomed.
A round of golf for 4 at Woodbridge Golf Club
Woodbridge Golf Course have very generously opened their doors to non-members and donated a round of golf in the lush Suffolk countryside for 4 people.
Bespoke pottery created by The Great Pottery Throwdown 2017 winner, Ryan Barrett.
Ryan has kindly donated his creative talent and is going to donate a special piece of his elegant hand-made pottery. Ryan won BBC 2’s The Great Pottery Throwdown back in 2017. As you can see from the example above his work is truly beautiful and modern.
A brand new Henry Cordless Hoover
The versatile, creative and sustainable facilities management provider, Vertas has kindly donated a brand new Henry Cordless Hoover to the nights auction/raffle.
A unique 1 night stay at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve, staying in the fabulous Hog Deer Creek accommodation.
This is a truly exception prize, a unique experience that brings you as close to the wilds on nature as you can get in the UK. Port Lympne has generously donated a one night stay for up to 4 people at Hog Deer Creek accommodation inside the Port Lympne Reserve. This prize also includes entrance to Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve a golf buggy to help you get around the lush grounds and enclosures as well as additional entrance to Howletts Wild Animal Park.
A beautiful bouquet delivered to your home once a month for a whole year.
The very generous team of Marks & Mann have kindly donated a fabulous prize that will make you smile for a whole year! A beautiful bouquet created by Windmills florist of Woodbridge will be delivered to your chosen address once a month for twelve months staring from the last week of November 2019 so you can keep your home or office smelling and looking lovely and floral for a whole year.
Signed memorabilia from Everton Football Club
This prize is one for the football fanatics (or those who have family that are). Everton Football Club have donated a signed photograph of one of their midfielders, Gylfi Sigurdsson. It comes with the authenticity letter so that you know you are getting the genuine article.
A Evening film at The Riverside in Woodbridge
We love celebrating local business which is why we are so happy to have been gifted a evening film at the local Woodbridge Cinema, The Riverside.
A classic Day Spa experience at the Florence Day Spa in Bury St Edmunds.
This prize is certainly one for someone who wants to have truly relax and unwind. The lovely staff of the Florence Day Spa have donated one of their Classic Spa Day experiences.
A buy one get one free voucher for Aqua Springs day spa in Colchester.
Leisure World have kindly donated a buy one get one free voucher for their Aqua Springs Day Spa in Colchester. The perfect prize if you want to relax and refresh.
A £50 gift voucher to spend at Boden.
Here is one for the fashionesta’s out there. Boden have generously donated a £50 voucher to spend on their website so you can update your wardrobe just in time for the Christmas party season.
a MINI for the Weekend!
Enjoy the pleasure of motoring with the fully-expensed use of a new MINI for a weekend of your choice, courtesy of Cooper Colchester. with comprehensive insurance provided free of charge.
A Seckford Hall romantic weekend retreat for you and your loved one.
Seckford Hall has graciously donated one of their Romantic Retreat Special Offers that includes
two night’s accommodation in a beautiful standard double room with full English or continental breakfast plus 3-course evening meal for 2 in our 1530 restaurant, a bottle of Prosecco and use of the Seckford Spa facilities with two 30-minute back neck and shoulder massages at the Spa. So Whether you just want to get away from it all or want to use the hotel as a base to explore the Suffolk countryside, Seckford Hall will provide everything you need for a break to remember.
A cut & blowdry or cut, shampoo & set at The House Of Hair
The lovely staff of the House of Hair Salon have kindly gifted us a voucher for a cut & blowdry or a cut, shampoo & set at their fabulous and friendly salon in Kesgrave.
A £20 GIFT VOUCHER FOR ELMERS HARDWARE
Here is a prize for all the DIY enthusiasts! Elmers Hardware have kindly donated a £20 gift voucher for you to use in their store.
A beautiful Stella & Dot Necklace
While at Great Ormond Street I met some amazing people and one of those was fellow GOSH mum Becca Richards mother to Christopher. She has generously donated a gorgeous statement necklace from Stella & Dott which retails at £126.