We are thrilled to be able to announce the exciting live and silent auction lots on offer as part of our Wild by TART dinner, which is being held on Wednesday the 27th March. The evening will be attended by 230 influential guests who are gathering in the newly-opened TART London at Eccleston Place to raise funds for the capital appeal to build Horatio’s Garden London, which will be at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore.
Part of the evening will consist of a fantastic auction which we hope will be great fun for all involved, and we would like to invite all our supporters to browse the lots. Each and every one of you is welcome to bid for any of the wonderful prizes, even if you are not attending the dinner itself.
The silent auction is live now, and those who have their eye on one of our 6 incredible live lots will be able to bid either by email prior to the event on the telephone during the auction. As you will see, the lots offer a wide variety of extraordinary money-can’t-buy opportunities, so there truly is something to entice everyone. Please email Head of Events Annabel Ward if you would like to submit a bid or arrange to be a telephone bidder. Contact Annabel by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The Live Auction lots are as follows:
LOT 1: CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW EXTRAVAGANZA
Join James Alexander-Sinclair for an unparalleled Chelsea Flower Show adventure, touring the show gardens and meeting the designers.
You will also have the rare opportunity to enjoy dinner for two with sommelier’s wines at London’s last remaining family-owned luxury hotel, The Goring. Read more here.
LOT 2: SIR CAMERON MACKINTOSH THEATRE ADVENTURE
An incredible chance for two people to experience the cultural phenomenon Hamilton and a pre-show tour of the Victoria Palace Theatre. You will also have use of Sir Cameron Mackintosh’s private room. Your evening will conclude with a three-course dinner and a one-night stay with breakfast in the Shangri-La Hotel, situated in the iconic Shard. Read more here.
LOT 3: TOM HAMMICK FRAMED 5-PANEL WOODCUT
Sky Garden is a monumental, framed five-panel woodcut by critically-acclaimed British painter and printmaker Tom Hammick. Inspired by Japanese woodblock prints and Northern European Romantic paintings, Hammick depicts an isolated central figure who looks down upon a miniature walled garden. Read more here.
LOT 4: THE ‘RAAS HOPPER’ 5 STAR RAJASTHAN HOLIDAY
An opportunity for two people to spend six nights immersing themselves in Indian culture whilst staying in three extraordinary, luxury boutique RAAS hotels. You will have the chance to experience the wonders of Jodhpur, Udaipur, and Chhatrasagar, of which the hotels are a part. Read more here.
LOT 5: CHALKE VALLEY UNIQUE SUPER SHOOT FOR EIGHT GUNS
The Chalke Valley is renowned for having some of the best shoots in the country and four of the top shoots have donated an outstanding drive to make this a once-in-a shooting-lifetime experience.
A uniquely memorable sporting day, with a truly personal connection with Horatio who lived in the Chalke Valley. Read more here.
LOT 6: A WEEK IN A LUXURY ROCK HOLIDAY HOME
This beautiful contemporary home sleeps 15 and is situated right in the heart of Rock, in a peaceful and secluded location with direct access to the beach.
Guests will have the chance to appreciate the spectacular North Cornish coast, with stunning views across the Camel Estuary. You will be within walking distance of Rock Sailing Club, as well as numerous local pubs and restaurants. Read more here.
THE SILENT AUCTION LOTS
There are also over 40 silent auction lots available, which you can browse HERE in order to plan your bidding.
These include tea for four with none other than Joanna Lumley at the esteemed Athenaeum Hotel, golf at the prestigious Centurion Golf Club with ITV football co-hosts Ian Wright and Lee Dixon and a week in a luxury Klosters apartment for the adventurous among you!
Beyond that, there are numerous other prizes on offer, ranging from exquisite artwork and garden tours (including one by our very own Tom Stuart-Smith), to weekend getaways, sporting challenges, and chic experiences.
Horatio’s Garden so appreciate your generosity. All the money you raise helps us to continue to bring these beautiful garden spaces to patients and their families throughout the United Kingdom.