Fitzhead auction of promises

Saturday 2 April 2022, 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 on the night via BACS directly into the Fitzhead Fete account, by cheque or cash
  • 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. 3 Ton digger for 4 hours with driver – Martin Irish
  2. Half a trailer of logs, delivered by Nick Wickham – Andrew Westcott
  3. Voucher to claim a transit load of woodchip (approx. 3 cube) Wadham Fencing including delivery within 10 miles of Milverton. Arrange delivery before 30 October 2022
  4. Up to 3 lovely laying hens – Roger Shapland
  5. 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
  6. 2 guitar lessons (up to intermediate level) – Colin Weeks
  7. Up to 20 handmade greetings cards – Mandy Bool
  8. 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
  9. Voucher for a bouquet of flowers – Nicky’s Flower Studio
  10. A greetings card for a special occasion – Heather Catchpole. This to be a light-hearted picture, created around your own ideas
  11. 4 homemade wood fired pizzas, with home delivery in Fitzhead area – the Burtons
  12. A basket of preserves – Janet Weeks
  13. 2 buckets of cooking apples (in apple season) – Nick Wickham
  14. A three course dinner for up to eight people with Prosecco and canapés followed by wine with dinner hosted by Alex McLoughlin
  15. Dinner for two at Woods Bar and Restaurant, Dulverton – Paddy Groves
  16. Voucher for £40 to dine at The Barn@Pod Shavers – Jay and Jenny
  17. Breakfast for two – the Coffee Engine (by the Sawmills) bacon bap and a coffee
  18. Tea for Two at Oddettes Tearoom, Wellington – Oddettes
  19. Some venison (TBC) – Peter Hurman
  20. An assortment of smoked fish – Frank Houlding Fresh Fish
  21. Timberland ‘Chocorua Trail’ ladies walking boots. UK size 6.5 – Linda Matthews
  22. 1 weekend of dog walking – Connie Burton and parent
  23. 3 x 2 hours of beginner bridge lessons – Milverton Bridge Club
  24. 3 x 1 hour 1-2-1 swimming lessons/coaching sessions for adults at King’s College – Lyndsey Hollands. Our swimming lessons are on Monday and Wednesday afternoons and also Saturday mornings
  25. A six week beginners’ yoga course – Karen Patterson
  26. Any two pairs of leggings from items in stock at Dizzy Legwear and Yoga Pants – Dan Day-Robinson and Loulou Stirrup
  27. 3 x 1 hour 1-2-1 swimming lessons/coaching sessions for adults at King’s College – Lyndsey Hollands
  28. Top to Toe Treatment – Julia at Willow Grace Holistic Therapies
  29. A voucher for a reflexology session – Claire Fisher
  30. 1 hour of Shiatsu or Swedish massage – Shatsi
  31. A cushion in a lovely Voyage fabric – Lizzie Osborne at Swathed, Cullompton
  32. Making or altering a set of curtains – Helene Stainer Measurements, fabrics and tape etc offered by customer…
  33. Two framed photographs (Fitzhead Trees) A3 size printed on art paper – Anthony Cox
  34. A bespoke hand thrown salad bowl – Nicola Werner
  35. A single tier, 6 inch celebration cake of any chosen flavour – Camilla Hickman
  36. Chocolate almond torte – Sue Mitchinson
  37. A traditional 7” Christmas cake – Sandra Wickham 38
  38. A Simnel cake for Easter – Carry Clear
  39. A bottle of wine and a dozen luxury cup cakes – Bruce and Alex
  40. 2 tickets to a 20/20 Somerset game 2022 season – Mary Elworthy
  41. 2 tickets to a Bristol Rugby game next season – Richard Gould
  42. An 18 hole round of golf with John Clear at Enmore golf club – John Clear
  43. 3 hours of garden labour – John Murphy
  44. 2 hours of gardening – Lucy MacLeod of Garden Rescue
  45. Drive someone to their appointment at Musgrove Hospital, wait for them and pick them up afterwards and bring them home – Cilla Owens
  46. A quarter peal for a family celebration – the Bell Ringers
  47. Hire of the Fitzhead Tithe Barn for a day – Fitzhead Parish Council usual conditions of hire apply