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Summer Soiree - Silent Auction

Please find below our wonderful Lots for our Summer Soiree Silent Auction. To place your bid please click on the red button under each item description to fill in a short form.

This is a silent auction, and the highest bid, placed before 10.30pm on Saturday 18th June 2022, will be the winner. Bids are placed anonymously, and the winners will be contacted on Monday 20th June 2022 by the School's Development Team.

Book signed by Sir David Attenborough

Get your hands on one of the very few signed copies of Sir David Attenborough's book Life Story. This stunning book accompanies the landmark BBC series and is jammed packed with incredible photographs and stills. A truly unique and very special prize.

Thank you to Liz Mount for this donation.

Retail price: £25

Reserve price: £50

Meal for two with Champagne at Fishers

Enjoy a three course meal at Clifton's famous Fishers Restaurant for two people including a bottle of house Champagne. This Lot is to be taken from 1pm, Wednesday to Saturday, for two people.

Thank you to Alison Brown for this donation.

Retail Price: £110

Reserve: £75

Bristol Classic Car

Enjoy the sights of Clifton in an 948, ex Monte Carlo Bristol 400 in this one hour Bristol classic car experience. Your chauffeur will be classic car professional and former Clifton High School parent, Stefan Cembrowicz.

Stefan will also give you a talk about the history and achievements of these vanishingly rare cars, and the Bristol Marque, designed and built by the Bristol Aeroplane Co in Filton.

This experience is for two people.

Thank you to Stefan Cembrowicz for this donation.

Retail price: Priceless

Reserve: £70

Oil painting of Maceley Cove

A beautiful oil on canvas of Maceley Cove, Devon by Bristol artist and Clifton High School parent, Gail Reid.

Gail paints and draws all subjects in all media, with a particular interest in contemporary figurative portraiture. This South Devon landscape was painted alla prima, perched on gorse roots overlooking Maceley Cove, with Salcombe nestling in the distance. Gail is a well established and renowned artist, her recent self portrait "Judgement" was selected for the 2022 Royal Portrait Society exhibition.

Thank you to Gail Reid for this donation.

Retail price: £250

Reserve: £100

Foraging walk and meal for two

After a warm welcome onto the beautiful Belmont Estate, with handmade pastries served in the Carriage House, your guide will take you up into Belmont's historic woodland to search for wild edibles and give an overview of what we can expect to find growing wild at this time of year. Your guide will point out wild herbs, plants and their culinary uses, whilst also sharing some of the history, woodland management ethos and folk law incorporated at Belmont Estate. This experience is for two people for a 1.5 - 2 hour foraging walk on the 27th June 2022 plus lunch with alcohol or soft drinks included.

Thank you to Bill and Tamsin Rossiter for this donation.

Retail price: £190

Reserve £100

Flying Experience

Experience the 'Thrill of the Air' at Kemble Flying Club. Take to the skies for 60 minutes with one of their experienced instructors who will show you how to handle the aircraft and give you control of the plane.

Valid for 12 months from 18th May 2022.

Thank you to Matthew Bennett for this donation.

Retail price: £173

Reserve: £120

Armoured Tank and Car Experience

Two to four people will have the opportunity to explore, complete basic maintenance checks, receive training on operation, and then ride in both an Armoured Tank and Car.

The experience can last up to 2 hours, and will take place at the village of Chelwood (near Bath).

To get the most out of this experience the suggested age range is from 5 years up to 'sprightly' 70's.

The experience will be on a mutually agreed Sunday at mid morning / afternoon in July or August 2022.

Thank you to Barry Moore England -Davies for this donation.

Retail Price: Priceless

Reserve £60

Dinner Party for six

Ollie Price, Elizabeth Bond and Kate McKee will host a dinner party for six people at a private home in Redland. The guests will be welcomed with a glass of champagne and canapes, followed by a mouth-watering main course, pudding and cheese board. Wines should be brought by the guests to accompany their dinner.

The dinner, for six guests, will be held on a mutually convenient date.

Thank you to the CHS Development Team for this donation.

Retail price: Priceless

Reserve: £120

Private yoga class for six

With over seven year's teaching experience, qualified yoga instructor and Clifton High School parent, Sarah Pugh is offering two, one hour private yoga classes to take place at the winners home or in Sarah's studio in Leigh Woods.

This Lot is for six guests, to be held at mutually convenient times and is valid for six months from 18th June 2022.

Thank you to Sarah Pugh for this donation.

Retail price: £120

Reserve: £100

'The Moment' original oil painting

Now a Clifton High School parent, Sonya was also a student at CHS for 14 years, enjoying both art and ceramics in her studies. On leaving at 18, she was awarded the John James Art prize and went on to study at Bower Ashton College.

In 2014, she combined her love of dance with art and created a 21 piece collection of paintings called 'The Passion Collection'. This was launched at the Grant Bradley Gallery in Bristol and is where 'The Moment' had its first unveiling. The 21 paintings depicted the journey of two salsa dancers, how they initially connected and then grew together in intimacy.

Thank you to Sonya Wilkins for this donation.

Retail price: £400

Reserve: £50

Sunday Lunch for four at Brace & Browns

Brace & Browns award-winning chef has created a huge following for his fantastic Sunday Roasts at their restaurant on Whiteladies Road. Share and dive in together and experience their uniquely served Sunday Roast in this fantastic Lot.

Using local organic meats, including all the favourites and an almighty selection of seasonal vegetables, this is a real treat for all the family.

This experience is for a two course Sunday lunch for four people to be taken one Sunday between September 2022 and March 2023.

Thank you to David and Rebecca Brown for this donation.

Retail price: £100

Reserve: £50

Sports Massage and a weeks BMF membership

Snap up this incredible one hour sports massage from the talented Lee Scott, along with a 7 day membership to British Military Fitness on the Downs.

BMF incorporates the latest military methodology combined with cutting-edge training programmes to deliver results-driven workouts. These aspects are deeply rooted in a community fitness, so we can provide a fun yet challenging workout.

Thank you to Lee Scott for this donation.

Retail Price: £50

Reserve: £40

Infant and Junior Head Experience

As the Head of the Infant and Junior School for the morning your job will include:

  • Welcoming pupils
  • Taking assembly and giving out special Head's Awards
  • Making up your own rule for the day
  • Completing important administrative tasks
  • Having lunch in the Head of Infant and Junior's Office with three friends

You will even get to wear your own Head's Gown! This experience is for a child in the Junior and Infant School only.

Thank you to Alice Taylor for this donation.

Retail price: Priceless

Reserve: £100

Mendip ski or snowboarding adventure for four

Give winter sports a whirl with this skiing or snowboarding taster session suitable for anyone over the age of 8 years old at the Mendip Activity Centre in Churchill, Bristol.

You will be in the safe hands of Mendip's experienced and qualified instructors who will guide you through the basics as well as laying on some fun games and mini challenges out on the slope.

The session will last one and half hours. This Lot is perfect for a family who is thinking about learning to ski or just want to give it a try.

This experience is valid for 18 months from 18th June 2022.

Thank you to Mendip Activity Centre for this donation.

Retail Price: £128

Reserve: £70

VIP hospitality for four at a Bristol Flyers Game

Get a real taste of this amazing American sport, right here in Bristol with VIP courtside seating and pre-game food and drinks.

 This Lot is for 4 people, during the 2022/2023 season.

Thank you to Elsworthy Education and Office Furniture Design and Build for this donation.

Retail price: £168

Reserve: £120

Cosy Cornwall stay

Recharge your batteries over a long weekend (Friday to Monday) in this idyllic holiday cottage in St Mawes, a lovely village on the Roseland Peninsula. The Old Bakehouse is centrally located - just a few minutes from the harbour and the beaches with regular ferry crossings to Falmouth and (seasonal) to other local areas.

The cottage sleeps up to four guests and one pet. There is a sitting room, kitchen-diner, two bedrooms, a bathroom and a small, enclosed garden at the back. All bed linen and towels are provided.

The cottage is not available during May half term or during July and August.

Thank you to The Morrison Family for this donation.

Retail Price: £400

Reserve: £300

CHS Sports Party

Enjoy your own sports party hosted by CHS Director of Sports, James Taylor.

Up to 20 children can have their own bespoke sports party held at Clifton High School with fun activities and party bags included. Choose from a:

  • Tumble party
  • Football party
  • Trampolining party
  • Pool party

Party food and drink will need to be provided by the Lot winner.

The Party will take place at a mutually convenient date for the winners and James Taylor.

Thank you to James Taylor for this donation.

Retail price: Priceless

Reserve: £100

Sunseekers half day charter

Win an afternoon of luxury onboard this private Sunseeker from Torbay harbour. The trip will include an afternoon champagne cruise for four people (kids are welcome!) aboard the 47 foot Sunseeker. You will enjoy an afternoon visiting the coast's hidden coves and beaches. Trip will include crew, champagne and nibbles.

Dates are available in Summer 2022 - weather conditions permitting.

Thank you to Ben and Alicia Curnock for this donation.

Retail Price: £800

Reserve: £400

Bristol City signed shirt

A signed Bristol City Football shirt and boot signed by Han-Noah Massengo.

Thank you to Matt Parsons and Bristol City Football Club for this donation.

Retail Price: Priceless

Reserve: £100

Cocktail party on a private jet

Step aboard a Boeing 727 private jet for this exclusive drinks party.

The opulent design of PYTCHair, with its walnut panelling and gold finishing, is a sustainability and arts project, offering guests the most unique cocktail party venue. Ten guests will be welcomed on board with a local sparkling wine, followed by a bespoke menu of cocktails served up until 9pm, with dancing and relaxing very much encouraged until midnight.

Please note, the aircraft will remain on the ground for the duration of the cocktail party.

Thank you to Jonny Palmer for this donation.

Retail price: Priceless

Reserve: £300

Eight week boot camp membership - two Lots available

Since starting JC Full Body Fitness, Jon has become the most popular fitness class on Durdham Downs due to his exceptional teaching and addictive classes. Jon caters for all levels of fitness, providing nutrition plans, support and guidance. Jon's team of instructors are professional, knowledgeable and kind. The members are all extremely friendly and welcoming to new starters.

All kit is provided, zoom yoga and pilates classes are included in the package. Choose from unlimited classes morning and evening through the week, allowing access for everyone. There two eight week boot camps to win.

Thank you to Jon Clayton for this donation.

Retail Price: £200

Reserve Price: £100

Circus skills

Enjoy all the fun of the fair with your own circus skills party hosted by Mark Caddy.

Up to 12 children will have an opportunity to try a range of different circus skills including juggling, diablo, unicycle riding and balloon modelling. Hire of either the School gym or hall and party bags will be included.

Party food and drink will need to be provided by the Lot winner. This 1.5 hour party will take place at a mutually convenient date for the winners and Mark Caddy. This party is suitable for children aged 8-10.

Thank you to Mark Caddy for this donation.

Retail price: Priceless

Reserve price: £60

Dog walk and goody bag

Pamper your pooch with a one hour countryside walk with lots of playmates (can be collected within a 2 miles radius of Clifton), plus a bundle of pamper products.

Thank you to Samantha James for this donation.

Retail Price: £25

Reserve Price: £20

Personal Training

Natalia, the Founder of Dynamic Training, is offering three, one hour personal training sessions. During the session you can set goals to be stronger and healthier with exceptionally professional and supportive guidance.

Thank you to Natalia Potter Wood for this donation.

Retail price: £105

Reserve price: £70

Kings Weston House private dining for two - four Lots

Kings Weston House are kindly donating four incredibly special dinners for two people in their stunning dining room. The three course menu will be pre-decided together with the chef, and can include a choice of meat, fish, vegetarian or vegan.

Paired wines will accompany the delicious dinner.

Thank you to Kings Weston House for this donation.

Retail price: £120

Reserve price: £100

Contact details:

The Clifton High School Foundation and Clifton Rosarian Office

Clifton High School

College Road
Clifton, Bristol 

Direct Line: 0117 9339081
School Office: 0117 9730201







Registered Charity No. 1071385

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