Milverton, Somerset

Auction of promises

Saturday 30 October, Tithe Barn, Fitzhead

  • Raising money for St James Church, Fitzhead and Tithe Barn, Fitzhead
  • Doors open 6.30pm and auction starts at 7.15pm
  • Auctioneer, Revd Andrew Norris
  • Tickets £10 sold on first come, first sold basis. Tithe Barn capacity is 80
  • Tickets include a winter cocktail, jumbo hot dog, pudding and entry to the raffle. Please state if a vegetarian option is preferred at time of booking
  • Tickets need to be booked and paid for in advance, for collection on the evening from Abi Wickham. Confirmation via email
  • Ticket payment and successful bids can be made via BACS directly into the Fitzhead Fete account, by cheque or cash on the night
  • BACS payment must include your surname and initials as reference
    • Account: 39687068
    • Sort code: 30-90-89
    • Cheques payable to: Fitzhead Fete
    • Address for sending cheques available on request
  • Any tickets not collected on the evening by 7.30pm will be re-sold and the initial purchase considered as a donation
  • Jumbo hot dogs at 6.30pm and puddings will be served during refreshment break during the auction
  • Sausages kindly donated by Thorne’s Butchers, Wiveliscombe
  • Cash bar
  • Contact Abi Wickham for more details at

List of pledges

  1. Half a trailer of logs, delivered by Nick Wickham – Andrew Westcott 
  2. A glass fusing experience – Helen Dysart. A 3-4 hour, one-to-one glass fusing taster experience with Helene Dysart in her home studio (Rydon, Donkey’s Knapp). No experience required. Design and make your own, unique piece of fused glass art. A suncatcher, or maybe a Christmas decoration. All tools and materials included. Just bring along ideas and enthusiasm
  3. A traditional Christmas cake – Sandra Wickham
  4. A pair of wooden bird boxes – Bob Dysart. Two super sturdy, long lasting handmade wooden bird boxes for your garden. These will be made to suit your choice of small bird, according to RSPB guidelines. These would be ready and delivered locally within 7-10 days following the event
  5. 4 homemade wood fired pizzas, with home delivery in Fitzhead area – the Burtons 
  6. Voucher for a bouquet of flowers – Nicky’s Flower Studio
  7. Chocolate almond torte – Sue Mitchinson
  8. Top to Toe Treatment – Julia at Willow Grace Holistic Therapies
  9. Up to 3 lovely laying hens – Roger Shapland
  10. A Simnel cake for Easter – Carry Clear
  11. 3 x 1 hour 1-2-1 swimming lessons/coaching sessions for adults at King’s College – Lyndsey Hollands. Perfect for anyone who perhaps has always wanted to learn to swim, or is not confident around water – or perhaps anyone who might like to try a different sport or improve their fitness
  12. 3 Ton Digger for 4 hours with driver – Martin Irish
  13. Handmade greetings cards – Mandy Bool
  14. A basket of autumn preserves – Janet Weeks
  15. An assortment of smoked fish – Frank Houlding Fresh Fish
  16. A hand thrown piece of pottery – Nicola Werner
  17. 1 weekend of dog walking – Connie Burton and parent
  18. Dinner for two at Woods Bar and Restaurant, Dulverton – Paddy Groves
  19. Tea for Two at Oddettes Tearoom, Wellington – Oddettes
  20. An 18 hole round of golf with John Clear at Enmore golf club – John Clear
  21. 2 guitar lessons (up to intermediate level) – Colin Weeks
  22. 2 buckets of cooking apples (in apple season) – Nick Wickham
  23. Some venison (TBC) – Peter Hurman
  24. A half term of children’s swimming lessons, at King’s College – Lyndsey Hollands. Our swimming lessons are on Monday and Wednesday afternoons and also Saturday mornings
  25. A three course dinner for up to eight people with Prosecco and canapés followed by wine with dinner hosted by Alex McLoughlin
  26. Breakfast for two – The Coffee Engine (by the Sawmills), bacon bap and a coffee
  27. Making or altering a set of curtains – Helene Stainer, measurements and fabrics and tape etc offered by customer…
  28. Voucher to claim a transit load of woodchip (approx. 3 cube) including delivery within 10 miles of Milverton; arrange delivery before 30 October 2022
  29. A six week beginners’ yoga course – Karen Patterson. The recipient will then need to contact me to find out when the next course starts and reserve their place. The courses book up quite quickly so they should contact me as soon as possible
  30. Hire of the Fitzhead Tithe Barn for a day – Fitzhead Parish Council. Usual conditions of hire apply 
  31. A cushion in a lovely Voyage fabric – Lizzie Osvorne at Swathed, Cullompton
  32. Two framed photographs (Fitzhead Trees) A3 size printed on art paper – Anthony Cox
  33. Any two pairs of leggings from items in stock at Dizzy Legwear and Yoga Pants – Dan Day-Robinson and Loulou Stirrup
  34. A voucher for a reflexology session – Claire Fisher
  35. 1 hour of Shiatsu massage – Shatsi
  36. A single tier, 6 inch celebration cake of any chosen flavour – Camilla Hickman
  37. 3 hours of garden labour – John Murphy
  38. A greetings card for a special occasion – Heather Catchpole. This to be a light-hearted picture, created around your own ideas.
  39. £40 voucher for The Barn @podshavers
  40. A quarter peal for a family celebration – the Bell Ringers
  41. 2 tickets to a 20/20 Somerset game 2022 season – Mary Elworthy
  42. 2 hours of gardening – Lucy MacLeod