Challenging Disability Through Outdoor Adventure


Grand Auction

 We would like to thank our supporters for their generous donations of prizes; every penny raised through the auctions or raffle will go directly to our Bridging the Gap Fund which enables visitors to come to the Calvert Trust without finances being a hindering factor.


Why not help us to get the fundraising started now and make an early bid in this year’s auctions? Email your bid by clicking the link below your desired prize or call 017687 72255. We will keep you updated on how your item is doing and if you have been outbid!


The winning bids will be announced at the Charity Ball Friday 11th September 2015 at Low Wood Bay Hotel. Please note online bidding closes at midnight on the 10th.



 Our talented auctioneer for the evening will be Colin Tomlinson, Director of Michael C. L. Hodgson who is kindly supporting the ball again this year. The Grand Auction will take place after dinner.


Please note that payment can be made by cash, cheque or card on the night, or, if you're not attending the ball we will be in touch the week following the event if you're the highest bidder.


Lot 1 Venetian Delight, 3-day Break & £100 Travel Voucher


Venice - La Serenissima - the most magical city on earth….. 3 nights self-catering for 4: the restored 2nd floor apartment ‘Ca’ Amadi’ is a true oasis in the heart of this fabulous city, overlooking a private Corte (with 14th century well), yet only minutes from bustling Rialto Bridge & Market.

Available: anytime excluding Christmas/New Year, Carnevale & Easter; additional nights by arrangement.

Donated by Miles McInnes.



Lot 2 'Newlands Valley' by Dr Alistair Brewis



This delightful watercolour was painted by the late Dr Alistair Brewis who, as well as being an accomplished Artist & respected Doctor, was a strong supporter of the trust & Chairman of the Friends of Lake District Calvert Trust for many years. Size approximately: 62cm x 50cm or 24” x 20” including mount.

 Donated by Mary Brewis



Lot 3 Isle of Wight holiday for up to 12


7 nights, self-catering for 10-12 people on the Isle of Wight. An ideal break for sailing enthusiasts, the island is also great for Walking, Cycling, Horse riding & Golf. The private house is located in the village of Bembridge, a real gem with its large harbour where you could join one of the sailing clubs or take a deep sea fishing trip.

Available: January – December 2016, subject to availability.

Donated by Michael Toulmin, Trustee



Lot 4  L'Enclume & The Cavendish Arms, Cartmel


An ideal visit to the picturesque village of Cartmel: The Cavendish Arms, a 450 year old coaching inn, provides a charming retreat for your overnight stay. L'Enclume was named the U.K.'s best restaurant in the Good Food Guide 3 years in a row; a 6-course Lunch for 2 at this highly acclaimed gastronomic restaurant will be a dining experience you’ll never forget.,

Donated by L’Enclume & The Cavendish Arms


Lot 5 A Week in the South of France


A week in an apartment in Le Barcares, located within walking distance of an 8km long sandy beach, shops, post office, bank, restaurants, disco and casino. The nearest town is Perpignan and the wine region of Corbieres is close to hand for wine tasting!

(NB: the apartment can take up to 5 if using sofa bed for 2). 

Available: 2016, excluding July/August

Donated by Cheryl Fitzgerald, Trustee



Lot 6 Catamaran Champagne Cruise

Enjoy a day sailing aboard Equal Chance our Catamaran; take in the stunning scenery around Lake Windermere, stopping for Champagne and strawberries along the way. Prize is valid for up to 12 people; an experienced sailor from Calvert will be your crew member for the day. 

Available from April to October, a mutually convenient day will be agreed between the lucky winner and Calvert Trust.

Available: April to October 2016

Donated by Lake District Calvert Trust



Lot 7 'Bradley Wiggins the Hour' Print, autographed by Sir Bradley Wiggins

This limited edition (No.6 of 50) Giclee print  from a stunning watercolour by local artist Sue Cumella is currently the ONLY copy autographed by Sir Bradley Wiggins; autographed for the artist at the Derby Velodrome on Friday 14th August 2015, where Sir Bradley won the Team Pursuit final. Size approximately: 43cm x 50cm or 16” x 20”  including mount.

Donated by Sue Cumella, Artist



Lot 8 Guided Walk with Sir Chris Bonington 

Experience an afternoon walking in the beautiful Lake District with British mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington who has experienced a wealth of interesting challenges during his career including nineteen expeditions to the Himalayas. A mutually convenient date & time will be arranged between the lucky winner & Sir Chris. Prize valid for a maximum of 4 people.

Available: from late Spring to early Summer 2016.

Donated by Sir Chris Bonington



Lot 9 Best of British Art Set

‘Best of British’ limited edition presentation box beautifully crafted in Oak. Filled with a stunning selection of 165 fine art pencils & blocks; an array of useful & creative accessories; with a pull-out Commemorative Draw full of iconic symbols of Great Britain & the Cumberland Pencil Company. Each of the 500 sets made is individually numbered complete with a certificate of authenticity. 

Donated by Cumberland Pencil Factory



Lot 10 Herdwick Ewe Sponsorship

Our Charity Ball will see the launch of an exciting Public Art Trail to raise funds for Calvert Trust.  The trail is expected to attract thousands of visitors and will run from Easter through to early Autumn 2016. The first sculptures will be on display at the event so why not be one of the first to sponsor a ewe to be decorated by an artist of your choice? 

Donated by Art At The Edge



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