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Welcome Funds raised from this auction will go towards supporting projects within both the Prep and Senior Schools at Rydal Penrhos. Please read on to view the fabulous range of items and experiences that we have to offer. Why not treat yourself or someone special!

Thank you to everyone who has kindly donated items and experiences for this auction.

How to bid Advance bids will be taken by email until midnight on Thursday 1 December 2016. To place your bid, simply email Sarah Ritchie at stating the item(s) that you would like to bid on and your maximum bid. The auction will re-open during the FORPS Christmas Ball which is taking place on Friday 2 December 2016. Lots 6 - 15 will be included in our silent auction and sealed bids may be placed during the event. The value of any bids received prior to the event will not be disclosed to those attending the Christmas Ball. Lots 1 - 5 will be included in our live auction which will take place during the Christmas Ball. Those not attending the event are still welcome to email their maximum bid for these items to Sarah Ritchie by midnight on Thursday 1 December. Winning bidders will be notified on Monday 5 December 2016. Good luck!

Lot One SunSport SF220 inflatable dinghy is 2.2m and perfect for ship to shore trips. It is simple to inflate and packs up compactly to be stored. The broad wooden slats make assembly simple and provide a solid feel under foot. A robust seat and effective oar / rowlock assembly makes rowing perfect for short haul trips. Lot One could be yours courtesy of

Lot Two Don’t miss the opportunity to get yourself this England Rugby Sevens shirt, signed by members of the team - including 8 players from the Olympic team who won silver in Rio 2016!

Lot Three The Warren Abersoch… Escape to North Wales’ most exclusive holiday home address Think of The Warren as a retreat for your senses. Its private beach location boasts golden sands and soulreviving views of Cardigan Bay and Snowdonia. A boat launch ramp accesses internationally recognised sailing waters washed by the temperate Gulf Stream. Its magnificent proximity to some of the UK’s most impressive mountains provides the perfect escape. Plus, nearby Abersoch is a desirable destination for retail therapy and tasty local cuisine. And, of course, first class leisure, sports and spa facilities offer relaxation and rejuvenation alike. Lot Three is a three night holiday at The Warren in a fantastic three bedroom chalet. The chalet sleeps up to six people and includes all leisure passes, with nothing to bring apart from towels and wine! Sleeping arrangements are one double (ensuite) and two twin rooms. Step out the french doors onto your private decking with patio furniture, and remember you are only a five minute walk from the sandy beach, with the Snowdonia mountain range as a backdrop. Holiday dates: Friday 19 May (check in from 1pm) - Monday 22 May 2017 (check out by 11am).

Lot Four

3 day charter, for up to 11 people, on board one of our luxury motor yachts ‘Lady Tatiana of London’ or ‘Lady Alhena of London’ to be taken between December 2016 - March 31st 2017 or November 1st 2017 - March 31st 2018 (subject to availability, including Christmas, Valentines and Easter).

Lot Five This beautiful silver and rose gold pendant from Clogau Gold could be yours! The classical bow motif represented in this stylish pendant shares its familiarity with all ages and its heritage with the iconic Tree of Life® design of natural intertwining vines and leaves, delicately combined. This elegant, contemporary silver and rose gold pendant, set with white topaz is 15mm long and contains rare Welsh gold – the gold of Royalty for over 100 years. The pendant hangs freely on a 46cm (18”) silver curb chain. The perfect accessory to complement any outfit for any occasion.

Lot Six Our fabulous meat hamper is back, courtesy of Meadow Bank Farm. Don’t miss this opportunity to get a meat hamper worth £100 just in time for Christmas! Please note that the hamper must be collected from the farm which is located near Chester.

Lot Seven Fancy a night away from home in the historic town of Conwy? Lot seven is a night in a Premium Room at the Castle Hotel, with breakfast included.

Lot Eight 3rd Space @ The Great Orme Brewery is a new venture located on Builder Street, Llandudno. The venue serves a variety of drinks from freshly brewed locally roasted coffee to in-house craft ales, and hosts a range of events including monthly comedy nights and regular sessions with visiting musicians. The winning bidder on Lot Eight will receive a book of 10 tickets to any music or comedy event held at 3rd Space.

Lot Nine Enjoy afternoon tea at Bryn Williams Restaurant, located at Porth Eirias in Colwyn Bay!

Lot Ten WIN A VIP FAMILY DAY AT PORTMEIRION Situated on its own private peninsula overlooking stunning coastal scenery, Portmeirion, nestled in the heart of Snowdonia, is a magical place. Aside from its iconic architecture, scenic surroundings and vast gardens, the Italianate village is also home to a spectacular spa, which you can enjoy during your VIP visit. The prize includes: A family ticket A VIP tour A Spa treatment up to the value of £50 Ts&Cs: The family ticket allows one complimentary admission for two adults and up to 3 children (4-15 years) during the year from valid date. The VIP tour and Spa treatment must be booked beforehand and are subject to availability.

Lot Eleven Here is your chance to train with two former serving Royal Marine commandos, Adam and Dan. Commando X Fit Wales hold group training sessions on Monday and Thursday evenings (6.30 - 7.30pm) and on Saturday mornings (10-11am) all at the beach in Colwyn Bay (between the pier and Porth Eirias). These sessions will motivate, encourage and challenge you to do more than you think is possible, and will improve both your physical and mental strength. The winning bidder on Lot Eleven will receive a voucher for 10 group sessions with Commando X Fit Wales.

Lot Twelve A set of Giant LEGO Brick Storage Boxes could be yours!

A bundle of brightly coloured Giant LEGO Brick-shaped storage boxes that stack just like the real thing, donated by Simon Glanville, owner of STORE of Chester ( and LEGO’s UK distributors. The winning bidder gets to choose their favourite colours to create a storage solution stack of Giant LEGO to clear the clutter of toys in a play room. The boxes are just as useful for big kids to store their paperwork or DVDs! STORE – Stylish Storage Solutions to Clear your Clutter!

Lot Thirteen The winning bidder on Lot Thirteen will receive two tickets for the new Zip Safari adventure at Zip World Fforest! Take a journey through the canopy of the trees on 23 zip lines and 6 other ropes course elements (e.g. rope bridges) in a stunning forest setting. You will be given training on the specialised safety system before heading 60ft up into the trees. It will afford spectacular views of the valley and out to Moel Siabod. Feel at one with nature on an adventure that will take around 2 hours. Stats •Highest Point - 60ft. •Total length of course - 565m

Lot Fourteen The swimming pool will soon be home to a brand new inflatable obstacle course, and Lot Fourteen gives you the opportunity to hold a children’s party using this fantastic piece of equipment! This prize includes an hour long pool party for up to 20 children, plus use of the Ferguson Centre for a further hour to continue the party on dry land.

Lot Fifteen Relax at The Kinmel! The ultimate luxury Spa Break for two people where you can experience all The Kinmel & Kinspa has to offer. Choose your treatment and add more if you really want to indulge yourself. Package for two includes: Three course dinner in Brasserie 1786 Overnight stay in a luxury double or twin room Full Welsh breakfast Use of the Thermal Spa Experience, Tranquility Suite and Technogym Gymnasium 60 minute treatment of your choice 2 course light lunch in The Chiang Mai Thai restaurant Glass of wine or smoothie with lunch Available weekdays or weekends to the end of March 2017 subject to availability.

Bonus Lot The highest bidder on the bonus lot will become the proud owner of a set of drumsticks donated by Rob “Bob� Hall, drummer in Catfish and the Bottlemen! The sticks have been used by Rob during his performances, are signed by him, and he has also included a large black and white poster of the band. Catfish and the Bottlemen have toured in the UK, Europe, North America, and Australia and have featured in a number of festivals including Glastonbury, Latitude, Reading and Leeds, and T in the Park. They won their first Brit Award for British Breakthrough act this year, and in May they released their second album, The Ride. Their first album, The Balcony, reached number 10 in the UK album charts. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who is a fan of the band to own this unique item!

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Auction catalogue 2016  
Auction catalogue 2016