Online Auction

gavelA number of generous benefactors donated prizes for the Hall Committee to auction to raise funds towards the final phase of the refurbishment project.  The list is shown below.

The bidding period ran from 15th January through to 11th March.  Bids were exclusively by e-mail to

Please note that the organisers of the auction can take no responsibility for the delivery of any of the lots, or their quality.  Bidders must satisfy themselves that they understand and agree what they are buying before they part with their money.

Here’s the final list of auction lots.  There was a minimum bid level associated with each item, but that was not and will not be published.  The final highest bid for each lot is shown on this page.

bidnowLot 1: A week in her holiday home in the Alps – kindly donated by Dr Janet Milln, who recently moved from Chilworth Road.  The flat, which contains personal items as it’s not a rental or any kind of time-share, is situated in an old farmhouse in the town of St Gervais les Bains which is midway between Megeve and Chamonix in Haute Savoie region of the French Alps. It is just 500 metres down from the main ski lift from St Gervais to the Megeve ski area. It is a 15 or 40 minutes drive to Les Contaminés or Chamonix ski areas respectively and 50 mins to Courmayeur through the Mont Blanc tunnel.  For non-skiers it is absolutely beautiful in the summer with wonderful walks on the Mont Blanc Massif. The flat sleeps six. One double, one twin and two adult-sized bunk beds in the 3rd bedroom. There is good parking and usual other things like Wifi, washing machine etc. Free throughout summer 2017 and next winter except half term and Christmas/New Year.

bidnowLot 2: Dinner for eight at Fernlea in Chilworth Drove. You invite your friends and turn up. Mrs Barbara Philip will arrange the rest so you and your friends have a lovely evening out.

bidnowLot 3: “1/2 day Handyman” aka Mr Dan Pain, from Chilworth Ring. What better way to get those tedious jobs done?  On offer are four free half-days (or two free full-days).

bidnowLot 4: A 4-ball round at Stoneham Golf Course Handicap certificates required. Valid through the end of August 2017. Donated by the golf course management. It’s worth approximately £150 and was facilitated by Julia Roberts, of Hadrian Way.

bidnowLot 5: A course of SIX dog-training classes with Armchair Dogs ( dog training classes in and around Southampton. There’s a weekly class at Chilworth Hall, but there are other locations to suit folk living in or around Winchester, West End, Hedge End, Woolston, Chandlers Ford, Romsey or Eastleigh.

bidnowLot 6: Voucher for a free session at The Race Centre  ( in Chandlers Ford – Experience the thrill of F1 using the simulators. The centre has donated a voucher for tickets normally costing £90, for up to five drivers to participate in an open endurance event.  The voucher may also be used as part payment for any other event. (It expires on 8th August 2017)

bidnowLot 7: Beauty treatments. Firvale Clinic (, in Chilworth Road, has kindly donated the following therapy courses, which should be considered as separate lots.


  • Six dermalux therapy sessions for a lady or gentleman.  Non-invasive, suitable for any skin type. Usual price £250.
  • Six hydrafacial treatment sessions.  The facial for a lady to have before a red carpet event. Improves tone & texture of skin. Usual price £400.


bidnowLot 8: Voucher for a free session at Golden Gecko Climbing  ( in Romsey.  Exciting indoor climbing challenges, open to all!

bidnowLot 9: Indian meal for two, cooked by Mindo Virk in Heatherlands Road, and then delivered to your home (within Chilworth, obviously!)


bidnowLot 10: Newcastle United shirt, signed by the 2004-5 squad and framed.img_6084-jpg








bidnowLot 11: Half-day of work by local building firm Holmes Southampton Ltd, the details by negotiation.  Get in touch via if you have questions before bidding. Click here for more information about Holmes Southampton.


bidnowLot 12: Saints shirt, signed by former skipper Jose Fonte.  This season’s design, size LG/G/G.


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