THE POPPY BALL

The Auction


We accept Absentee Bids for our auction items. The auction will be conducted by the charming Alastair Stewart OBE. If you would like to bid on any of the items listed please contact us on info@thepoppyball.org  for an absentee bid form.


A week for 2 guests in the Maldives on board ScubaSpa Ying or Yang:   
Scubaspa is an inspiration second to none, offering an unforgettable holiday of a lifetime on board a luxury safari vessel in the Maldives. Whether diving or enjoying daily treatments in the sumptuous Spa, you will receive the finest and very best from both worlds. The Scubaspa experience will remain with you long after your journey home.  Floating in a sensuous and romantic ambience of light and space, beautifully styled in every detail, you will discover many places on board to socialise and relax. With panoramic views of the ocean, intimate areas for privacy as well as specially designed terraces for sun worship, you will find your place to dream. In our restaurant we present the best traditions of fine dining with an international flair. Our chef will be offering a varied cuisine combining fresh produce with the finest wines, whilst delicious refreshments are in constant supply throughout the day.
This prize is a full board week's stay in the Manta Suite for up to two people. Wines not included.
Included in the prize is one of the following packages per person:
-scuba package: 15 dives
-spa package: 8 spa treatments
-scuba&spa package: 6 dives and 4 spa treatments.
NOTE: Dates restricted between 09 May 2020 and 26 Sep 2020
The holiday starts and ends at Male Airport Saturday to Saturday.

A VIP Day at Sea on HM ship sailing from Plymouth for 5people. 
You will enjoy the unique experience of a full day at sea in one of our Naval Ships  as a personal guest of the Commanding Officer.  You will be given a full guided tour of the ship and experience the Royal Navy undertaking its day-to-day work, and see demonstrations of the ship’s role and capabilities; an opportunity not available to the general public.  Refreshments and lunch will be provided on board.  It should provide a fascinating and enduringly memorable experience”

The prize should take place within 12 months or 3 offered dates (whichever is earlier).  If the naval service should cancel a date (e.g. for operational reasons, this will not count as an offered date). Dates are offered during school term time, Monday to Friday.

This is a time-bound item, and prize winners will be requested to make initial contact with Liz Douglas within 10 working days of winning the auction prize to initiate visit arrangements after which date the prize may be considered null and void.

Donated by the First Sea Lord / Chief of the Naval Staff
Reserve: £5000

Half day at sea on board a P2000 for 2 people:
You will enjoy the unique experience of a half day at sea in one of our P2000’s as a personal guest of the Commanding Officer.  You will be given a full guided tour of the ship and experience the Royal Navy undertaking its day-to-day work, and see demonstrations of the ship’s role and capabilities; an opportunity not available to the general public.  Refreshments and lunch will be provided on board.  It should provide a fascinating and enduringly memorable experience”

The prize should take place within 12 months or 3 offered dates (whichever is earlier).  If the naval service should cancel a date (e.g. for operational reasons, this will not count as an offered date). Dates are offered during school term time, Monday to Friday.
This is a time-bound item, and prize winners will be requested to make initial contact with Liz Douglas within 10 working days of winning the auction prize to initiate visit arrangements after which date the prize may be considered null and void.



Donated by the First Sea Lord / Chief of the Naval Staff
Reserve: £2000


2 VIP Tickets to Elton John's Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour 2020
Here are those Elton John dates:
4 November 2020 – The O2, London
6 November 2020 – The O2, London
7 November 2020 – The O2, London
9 November 2020 – Arena Birmingham, Birmingham
11 November 2020 – Resorts World Arena, Birmingham
13 November 2020 – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
14 November 2020 – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
17 November 2020 – Manchester Arena, Manchester
20 November 2020 – P&J Live, Aberdeen
21 November 2020 – P&J Live, Aberdeen
24 November 2020 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
25 November 2020 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
28 November 2020 – Manchester Arena, Manchester
2 December 2020 – The O2, London
7 December 2020 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
9 December 2020 – The O2, London
11 December 2020 – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
13 December 2020 – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
14 December 2020 – The O2, London
16 December 2020 – The O2, London


VIP day for up to 6 people Royal Air Force Coningsby
Enjoy a private, exclusive VIP tour of Royal Air Force Coningsby. You will get a guided tour of one of the Station’s Typhoons and the opportunity to sit in the cockpit of this state-of-the-art aircraft.  Also included will be a VIP tour of the historic Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.  Here, you will get a tour of the only flying Lancaster in Europe (one of only two still flying in the World) and get up close to the Mk IIa Spitfire P7350, which is the sole surviving Spitfire from the Battle of Britain still in airworthy condition.
This lot is for up to six people. On arrival at RAF Coningsby, you will be greeted by the Station Commander, Group Captain Mark Flewin, who will introduce you to your personal guide for the rest of the tour.  This rare glimpse into the workings of an operational Station also includes a VIP buffet lunch in the Officers’ Mess.
 
The visit will take place between Monday and Friday from 1100 to 1500, and is subject to weather, aircraft availability, and other operational commitments
Reserve: £800


VIP VIP DAY WITH RAF VOYAGER FORCE FOR 6 PEOPLE
A large airplane flying high up in the air Description automatically generated] A VIP day with the Voyager Force at Royal Air Force Brize Norton, Oxfordshire for 6 People. The visit will include an Air-to-Air Refuelling flight and visits to No.s 10 and 101 Squadrons.
The date of the visit is dependent upon weather and operational requirements.
Prize winners must be over the age of 12 years old. Any prize winners aged between 12 and 18 years must be accompanied by a responsible parent or guardian who will count as one of the prize winners. Non-UK passport holders will be required to verify their nationality when claiming the prize. The RAF reserves the right to withdraw the offer or reject a prize winner on the grounds of security. The prize is valid for one year from the date of the auction.
Kindly donated by the Royal Air Force
Reserve: £7000
A Beautiful 18 carat white gold and diamond pendant
A necklace on a white surface Description automatically generated] A beautiful 18 carat 18 gold and diamond pendant from one of the most reputable jewellers in Dubai.
Contains .425 carats of VS-S1 diamonds G-H Colour and 1.825 grams of white gold. The necklace is also 18 carat white gold weighing 1.2 grams and measuring 17inches/43cm in length
Certificate enclosed


Tickets are £500 per guest, limited to 100 guests.

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