Sports Dinner – Astro Appeal & Auction Items

Thank you to all of you that have replied to confirm your places and support the dinner this year.

All parents are welcome from both Pre-Prep and Prep and if you haven’t booked a place please email Jo Riddleston (

All the funds we raise at the dinner will go towards the Astro appeal so please do come along and support us.

During the evening we will be running an auction and it would be great if parents were able to donate a gift. If you are able to please get in touch with Nick Drake on to give details.

So far we have the following items:

Sir Henry Cooper Signed boxing gloves Current Bid £2000
Jason Robinson Art Work Current Bid £250
William Greenwood Signed print Current Bid £175
Bill Beaumont Signed Black & White Current Bid £100
Trout Fishing on the River Itchen Current Bid £200
Top Gear Tickets Current Bid £500
McFly Signed Artwork & Drum skin Current Bid £150
Olympic England Hockey Shirt (Womens) Current Bid £100
England v New Zealand Rugby – Amazing Seats Current Bid £1000
Family or Pet Portrait (local artist)
Elemis, Men’s Jet set travel collection Current Bid £100
Elemis, Ladies Exotic Bodycare Royal collection Current Bid £100
Northampton Saints Signed Rugby Shirt Current Bid £100
VIP Tickets Chelsea v Southampton – 4 Amazing Seats! 15th December
VIP Tickets Chelsea v Wigan- 4 Amazing Seats! 9th February
Case of ‘Bordeaux St. Emilion Grand Cru, 2009’
T 20/20 World Cup 2010 Australia Signed Cricket bat
Private Tutored Whisky Tasting in the comfort of your own home for 4 People
3 Course dinner for two at our Award Winning Restaurant Buxhall Coach House
Free drawing, painting of your choice by Sophie Elliot
Case of 6 bottles of 2008 Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe
3 Course Lunch or Dinner for 2 at Scutchers of Long Melford
Strictly Come Dancing comes to Ipswich Tickets for the show & back stage pass

With the Astro appeal well under way and a significant sum of money already collected, we hope that these events will help to reach our target of £450,000.


Please see below the format for the Sports Dinner. We have changed the format slightly as it is the Launch of our Astro Appeal. We have invited some children to help us out in the evening with the various Auctions that will be running and I am sure they will want to say a few words as well! Dress code as usual is relaxed, as will the evening be!

6.30pm Arrive, drinks, Silent Auction starts

7.30pm    Short address from Nick Drake

Silent Auction continues,

sit down for supper

8.30pm ish  Coffee, Children’s Address

9.00pm       Silent Auction ends

9.20pm       WJJC gives short address and then introduces CEBB

9.30pm       Auction!

9.50pm       Mystery Auction Draw

10.00pm    Close
Thank you on behalf of all the children for all your pledges so far, there is no doubt that with your help we can make this happen.

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