£8000 was raised for the Hurstbourne Tarrant Village Hall Project at an Auction, held at the St Mary Bourne Village Centre.
Dinah Murdoch, Vice-Chairman of the Parish Council, explained that £300,000 needed to be raised for a new Village Hall, to replace the current church hall. £35,000 had been raised so far, and a series of fund-raising events were planned for the summer. She urged the 95 people present to bid generously for the goods and services on offer.
The auction was organised by Maggy Power and Emma Clarke, and the auctioneer was Colin Ponting. In between lots, he entertained those present with anecdotes, most of which cannot be retold on this website.
£7300 was raised from 30 lots, ranging from tickets for two at Glyndebourne, a 15 minute flight over the local area, a week in an old farmhouse in France to a picture donated by Tom Coates.
Nearly 100 people paid £5 for a ticket to the event, which raised over £8000 for the Village Hall project.
Other prizes listed below.
HURSTBOURNE TARRANT VILLAGE HALL PROJECT
AUCTION OF PROMISES
Friday 20th March 2009
at St Mary Bourne Village Hall
Auctioneer:─ Mr Colin Ponting
Tickets £5 to include a glass of wine and light buffet
LIST OF PROMISES
Selection of fruit from Pick Your Own, St Mary Bourne
A day’s shooting for two on a small family shoot at Parsonage Farm. A small family shoot
averaging 50 birds, lunch included
Dinner or Sunday lunch for two at Esseborne Manor
A cut and blow dry at William Stewart Hair Design at Wherwell
A portrait of your house in watercolour, framed and glazed
Two tickets for a light classical concert in St Peter’s Church Hurstbourne Tarrant on Saturday
20th June 2009, supper included
Stable visit for 4 people to Mick Channon’s Stables at West Ilsley, followed by breakfast with
Mick. Behind the scenes tour of the yard and see the horses working up the gallop.
Dinner for two at the George, Vernham Dean including main meal and a bottle of wine
An afternoon or evening’s fishing on the River Test, picnic included
A week in a very well appointed apartment overlooking the sea at Sandwich Bay on the Kent
coast. First floor three bedroom flat (Sleeps 6), two bathrooms, sitting room with sea view,
close to beach, use of tennis court. Golf courses five minutes away. Not August
Breakfast for 8 people at Parsonage Farm
2 tickets for a polo match at The Guards Club, Windsor Great Park
A case of white Burgundy
A week in the Autumn in a charming cottage in Salcombe for 4 people.