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High Bray Church Gift & Pledge Auction

High Bray Church is hosting an important Gift & Pledge Auction on Friday, September 20, 6:00pm for 7:00 pm start, in order to assist in raising funds for repairs and renovations for our 900 year-old Church. We are hoping to make the interior of the Church more welcoming and useful to the community for social events, as well as sacred events. We are considering opening some space up for performances of local artists, the local primary school choir, the local Singing Group ‘Puddings & Song’ events, and discussion groups after Church Services.

The Auction will have wine and beer available, and there may be finger food too. Please feel free to bring your own picnic. No entry fee will be charged. Plenty of parking.

Here are some items so far donated:

·   Sumptuous tea hamper

·   Box of organic Red Ruby beef from Higher Hall Farm, Brayford

·   Vintage bentwood rocking chair with cane seats & back, refinished & re-caned

·   ½ organic lamb from Kedworthy Farm

·   Day’s fly fishing/instruction with lunch hamper

·   Jacci Gardner’s Celebration Cake 8” round, made to order

·   Large Trugg of Spring Bulbs

·   Framed landscape watercolour by well known Sussex artist

·   Bess Hill Farm Shop’s Beef Roast Dinner Hamper

·   3 course dinner for up to 8 people at Winsley Cottage

·   Hand gliding flight from Woolacombe Beach

·   4 hours of wood turning instruction by Sandra Adams

·   Day of golfing at High Bullen pledged

·   Load of spilt firewood

·   A day out with the Brayford Shoot

·   A BMW/Mini for the weekend

·   3-night low season break in our 2 bedroom holiday cottage near Kingsbridge, South Devon. On small, quiet rural estate with indoor pool, tennis court, fishing lake and child play area. ( Google search: classic cottages jays cottage ) - Reserve £150

  Additions, 4 September -

· 4 hours wood turning instruction for 1 person from Sandra Adams
· ‘Greenguard’ grazing muzzle & head collar – Cob size
· Piece of worked leather by Chris Hirst
· 2 tickets to Taunton Racecourse
· 2 tickets to Exeter Racecourse

· Two days ‘Learning how to spin’ instruction by Dianne Tolley: 5 hours per day, learning to hand spin. Day 1 would consist of learning about different fibres, sorting and preparing wool for spinning and learning to spin on a drop spindle. Day 2 would follow on from spinning on a drop to spindle, to learning how to use a spinning wheel and spinning wool on a wheel. (D. Tolley)
· 2 lots of Bulbs each with 7 Kg bag of mixed Narcissi & 1 pack of 25 mixed dwarf Iris (Mole Valley Farmers)
· La Hacienda Murcia Chimenea wood burner patio heater with removeable BBQ grill, rain hood, & poker
· 2 hours garden maintenance
· Folding aluminium camp/beach chair with carrying case
· Sealey Rechargeable Spotlight (10,000,000 candle power) with recharging cord & instructions
· Offer to re-cane and/or refinish a chair by competent amateurs!
· Free MOT by Chris Folland, Brayford
· Antique Caste iron mounted door bell
· 2 Ravensburger 1000 piece jig saw puzzles
· Handmade Wicker 3 tier sewing basket
· Day’s sailing from the North Devon Yacht Club – no previous experience or yachting costume required
· 10 small bales of prime 2019 Hay
· One Bottle of 1992 Springbank Whisky –reserve £100
· Half hour Riding instruction session for one person at Dean Riding Stables, Parracombe
· 10 bags of the very best well rotted – your roses will love it!
· Tour in Barum Micro Brewery, Pilton
· Free entry for two into Marwood Hill Gardens followed by a cream tea
· Car treasure hunt for 12 people ending at High Bray Farmhouse for a cream tea
· Go & Return taxi Service for 4 people to and from a local restaurant
· Tickets to Milky Way
· Tickets to The Big Sheep
· £20 Voucher for massage, Reiki, or Reflexology by Aloha Healing (Natasha Austin) – Enjoy a little ‘Me’ time!

  Further Additions, 16 September -

· Generous basket of home made preserves
· Board game of ‘Risk’ for 3 – 5 players – a game of strategic conquest!
· An indoor Plant in ceramic pot
· 2 complimentary Tickets to Exmoor Zoo
· Yamaha keyboard with music rest
· 6 Pilates sessions in Brayford by Sarah Stone
· 3 hours of friendly computer training of any sort. Will suit novices or the more savvy!
· ‘Alexa Echo Dot’ Smart Speaker
· 2 Course Dinner for Two at the Poltimore Inn, North Molton
· 2 Nights B & B at ‘The Lodgings’, Poltimore Inn, N. Molton
· 2 hours of garden maintenance & decoration
· A special night in a Shepherd’s Hut on 14 acres in Bratton Fleming
· Large Jar of Pickled Onions prepared by an Ancient Recipe known only to three old families, who are sworn to secrecy… of course!

And much more to come! Do come and join us for a delightful evening of community enjoyment and raucous bidding!

If you can’t make it on the night, place a Maximum Bid anyway:

Call Jonathan Brownell (01598 710389) or email on ''

and we’ll do our best for you!

Don’t miss a delightful evening of community fun!

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