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Rwanda Aid City Dinner Thursday 6th June 2013 The Courtroom, Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2BA


Rwanda Aid City Dinner Thursday 6th June 2013 at 7:30pm in aid of the of the vulnerable children of South West Rwanda

The Courtroom Corinthia Hotel London Whitehall Place London SW1A 2BD


RAFFLE PRIZE A luxury night, staying at Corinthia Hotel London, with dinner for two people dining at The Northall or Massimo Restaurant & Oyster Bar, accommodation in an executive room, with complimentary breakfast the following morning, and a luxury 1 hour treatment for one person at ESPA Life at Corinthia. (You will need to finance your own wine!) A truly memorable evening!


AUCTION LOTS Lot 1 – A holiday for up to eight people at the Four Seasons Resort in Chiang Mai, Thailand Up to 10 days in a 4-bedroom penthouse suite at the Four Seasons Resort in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The 5,500 square foot suite can accommodate 6 adults and 2 children, and comes fully-equipped, including the ultimate holiday accessory; a live-in butler. This house would normally cost in excess of US$28,000 to rent for one week if you were booking through the Four Seasons reservation line! The Four Seasons Resort in Chiang Mai overlooks traditional terraced rice fields and the mountains in the beautiful Mae Rim Valley, minutes from the artistic and cultural heritage of Thailand's northern capital. From the Thai cooking school to the acclaimed spa and flawless service, a signature Four Seasons experience. Dates by mutual agreement, but to exclude all school holidays except one week of the October half term.


Lot 2 – Two tickets to see Manchester United play at Old Trafford Alex Ferguson’s team continue to fly high in the premiership this season, and as always, next season will present new challenges. Experience a match at this magnificent stadium and hospitality from the club itself. Dates to be arranged with the club, please try to be as flexible as possible.


Lot 3 – A night in a Corinthia Hotel London Penthouse! Experience a night of luxury in this two story Penthouse apartment at Corinthia Hotel London, which benefits from exceptional views of the London skyline! Enjoy the sumptuous lounge area, and then take your private staircase or lift to your luxurious bedroom for the night. Awake in the morning, to enjoy a delicious breakfast viewing the London sites! The penthouses range from just over 1,000 sq ft to over 5,000 sq ft, and your stay promises to be a night to remember! A night in any one of these penthouses would normally cost in excess of £4,000! Dates to be arranged with the hotel management, please try to be as flexible as possible to ensure that you are allocated the best penthouse available!


Lot 4 – A Holkham scene by Norfolk artist John Newland John Newland was born in 1936 in Norwich. He attended Norwich Art School, obtaining a National Diploma in Illustration. In 1999 he took early retirement to devote all his time to painting, he exhibits regularly at galleries and has work in the House of Lords. Most of John's paintings are a personal expression of his love for the rural and coastal landscapes of North Norfolk. Secure the chance to own one of his delightful original acrylic on board paintings tonight!


Lot 5 – A week in a New England Villa with Club Class British Airways flights to New York! Stay for 1 week in a charming 1860’s New England Summer Villa set in five acres with a pool and tree house, conveniently located for the picturesque New England villages of Bedford and Katonah. Forty-five minute drive to mid-town Manhattan. Also well situated in Westchester for the famous Hudson River sites of West Point, Cold Springs Harbour and the Roosevelt Family home of Hyde Park. The Villa has four double bedrooms, five bathrooms, a large playroom, barbeque terrace and pool house, with changing facilities. Included in this lot is two Club Class flights on British Airways. A chance to travel in style! Dates to be arranged with the owner of the property, please try to give as much notice of dates so that your request can be accommodated.


Lot 6 – Two guns for a 200 bird partridge and pheasant day on a shoot in Suffolk A fabulous day’s shooting on this family run estate in Suffolk. The bag for the day will be around 200 birds and will consist of partridge, pheasant and a few wild duck. Six other guns will join you, and the guns will be chauffeured around the estate in a shoot trailer. Guns meet at 8:40am at the shoot lodge for coffee, then there are 2/3 drives before elevenses, followed by more drives, and a splendid shoot lunch! A wonderful day for two keen experienced shots! Please note, that this shoot is a private family shoot, and so proof of insurance will be required. Only experienced guns please. Arrangements can be made for overnight accommodation at The Kings Head in Bungay or a good B & B at a farm house close by. The lady who runs the B & B also does the cooking at the shoot lodge and is excellent!


Lot 7 – Two tickets to see Keane perform live! This phenomenally successful band has had global success with a number of albums over the past 10 years, all five of which have gone to No.1 in the album charts, a feat only achieved by three other bands in history! This is an offer to join them at Newmarket Racecourse for a concert on 9th August 2013! This lot includes back-stage passes to meet the band!


Lot 8 – Lunch with MargaretThatcher’s Biographer - Charles Moore Charles Moore – who has been editor of the Daily Telegraph [1995 – 2003], the Sunday Telegraph [1992 – 1995], and the Spectator [1984 – 1990] – is the official biographer to Margaret Thatcher, and as a result, he had full access to her private papers, and spent many hours interviewing the Iron Lady herself. Since her death, the first volume has now been published, and so this is a fantastic opportunity to meet the person who new Margaret best! Charles will buy the lucky bidder lunch in London at a convenient date. Whether you are interested in politics, journalism, or Margaret Thatcher, this is a unique opportunity to discuss the issues of the day with a leading commentator on our society.


Lot 9 – Ten days for up to 8 people in a luxury beach-house in Cape Town, South Africa. Little Thatch lies nestled amongst an exclusive group of thatched cottages in Kommetjie. This enchanting four-bedroom cottage is perfect for all holiday goers from families and friends to couples looking for a sun-kissed get away by the sea. With a direct private pathway to the beach from the garden, Little Thatch is set up for a beach holiday.The cottage features a top deck with sea views that leads out from the two main en suite bedrooms. Downstairs boasts a tastefully decorated open-plan living and kitchen area, as well as a small double and a king-size bedroom both sharing a shower room. In addition, a pool and barbecue area together with a huge garden making this house ideal for relaxed entertaining. Shopping: The Noordhoek Long Beach shopping mall is 8 minutes away and contains three supermarkets, an off licence, chemist and most retail outlets. Kommetjie is around 20 miles south of Cape Town and its main attraction is its wide, long, beautiful beach, which extends for more than 8km. Availability: 10 days during 15th Jan to 28th Feb or 1st to 30th April.


Lot 10 – One Methuselah Chateau Prieure Lichine 2000 Prieure Lichine began their strong comeback with this stellar 2000 vintage. Solid, concentrated, with sweet violet, cassis and black fruits. Today, it is just emerging from its shell to reveal beautiful balance, class and breed. Pretty Margaux elegance, superb concentration, ripe supple tannins. Drink now and over the next 10-15 years.


Lot 11 – Two tickets to the Ashes Test at Lords with lunch in the Mound Stand restaurant included An opportunity for two people to enjoy the excitement of a day at Lord’s Cricket Ground enjoying the test match as it unfolds. Lunch is included in the Mound Stand restaurant, and the seats will be in the Mound Stand also. The two tickets can be for Saturday 20th July or Sun 21st July by arrangement with the debenture owner. A wonderful way to enjoy the English summer!


Lot 12 – A week for four in a picturesque cottage in Norfolk Cornflower Cottage is situated in the pretty village of South Creake, just south of Burnham Market in North Norfolk, about five miles from the coast. It was built last year to high standards and has two double bedrooms, two bathrooms, a good-sized sitting room and a fully fitted dining/kitchen. There are many wonderful places to visit locally such as Sandringham, Holkham and Blickling Hall, beautiful beaches and great places to eat out - all information is at the Cottage. Dates to be arranged with the owner of the Cornflower Cottage.


Lot 13 – Two tickets to England Autumn International at Twickenham Argentina is a formidable rugby nation and their record against England is closer than you think. They have been playing each other since 1978, have met in 16 matches recognised by both sides as Tests. The first match was on 30 May 1981 and was a 19-19 draw. The 1982 war between Britain and Argentina meant that their next encounter was not until 1990. Including the 1978 game, Argentina have played England 17 times with England winning 11, Argentina 4 and 2 draws. Since the 2000s, the sides are considered to be on an equal footing in competitiveness, with five of the last seven encounters determined by less than 10 points. Experience the excitement of seeing Argentina play England in the Autumn International on the 9th November at Twickenham seated in these debenture seats!


Lot 14 – A flight in aTiger Moth aeroplane! Experience the thrill of a 30 minute flight in a Tiger Moth from Headcorn Aerodrome, with a qualified pilot. Air travel like you have never experienced before! The flight can be enjoyed by arrangement, and it is advisable to fly on a fine day for obvious reasons!



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