Thanks for your support! Fatboy’s Charity Auction Friday 8th March 2013 7.00pm At The Furnace Commercial Road, Swindon Premiership Football Weekend in Liverpool All winning bidders must sign a pledge to purchase the items they have successfully won. Pete Ritson is co-ordinating payments. Everton v Fulham Saturday 27th April 2013 We have flexible arrangements re payments and accept cash, cheque and also credit card payments can be made through Just Giving. Treat yourself to a weekend for two in Liverpool, taking in a premiership football match as well as sampling the nightlife that this city has to bring. You can spread the payments if that’s easier so long as you pay! You will be bidding on 2 tickets for the Everton v Fulham match where you will spend the afternoon watching David Moyes’ continue to work miracles with a limited budget and watch players such as Fellaini, Leighton Baines and Jelovic as well as Dimitar Berbatov. Cheques must be made payable to Fatboy’s Useful Cancer Charity Account (or simply F.U.C.C.A.) Then retire to the Novotel in Hanover Street in the city centre to change and freshen up before hitting the town and drinking too much alcohol, a good curry or kebab and then hoping to be sober enough to fit in a bit of sexy time back at the hotel. Obviously it’s best to get the sexy time out of the way before your husband or wife return to the room! A great weekend which would set you back £200 normally. Kindly donated by Sue and Steve O’ Shea. (Malmesbury Youth U-13s) Personalised Occasional Cake Meal for 4 at The Four Pillars, Cotswold Water Park Debbie Crawford is an excellent cake maker with intricate designs. Excludes wedding cake. Kindly donated by Debbie Crawford Kindly donated by the 4 Pillars and arranged by Sue Bond He is the only male athlete in history to win both the 200 m and 400 m events at the same Olympics, a feat he accomplished at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. Johnson is also the only man to successfully defend his Olympic title in the 400 m. Aside from his Olympic success Johnson accumulated eight gold medals at World Championships, and is thus tied with Carl Lewis for the most gold medals won by any runner in history. Michael Johnson has run 200 m under 19.80 seconds six times and he has run the distance in less than 20 seconds twenty-three times. He holds nine of the top 50 200 m performances of all time. Johnson has run twenty-two 400 m races in under 44 seconds; he holds twenty-two of the top 50 and five of the top 10 400 m performances of all time. Over the course of his career, he twice set the world record in the 200 m, three times set the world record as part of the 4 x 400 m relay team, twice set the indoor 400 m world record, set the outdoor 400 m world record once, and set the 300 m mark once. Imagine how honoured he was to sign one of our charity Rugby Shirts ! Kindly arranged by Sean Memory and Nick Ashley A NIGHT FOR TWO AT THE CUMBERLAND HOTEL, BOURNEMOUTH INCLUDING 3 COURSE EVENING MEAL AND FULL BREAKFAST SUNDAY 24TH MARCH 2013 Overnight stays in an art deco hotel overlooking Bournemouth's beach. Highly ranked with Tripadvisor. The stay includes Accommodation in a Standard Double Room 3-course set-menu dinner in the Mirabelle Restaurant (normally £50) Full English breakfast for two This would normally be pushing the £200 mark ……. The Cumberland Hotel is on the East Cliff, close to Bournemouth town centre, the BIC, Pavilion Gardens and Surf Reef, plus the beach is only a short walk away. Guests have complimentary use of the spa facilities and indoor swimming pool at The Suncliff Hotel next door. Arranged by Fatboys A SEASON MEMBERSHIP FOR FISHING There will be 2 individual season tickets passes auctioned tonight at various stages. There is normally about a three year waiting list to apply for membership for this much sought after location. This is a 20 acre private lake in the Cotswold Water Park and is not open to the general public. It holds carp to around 40lbs, tench 9lbs, bream over 15lbs, pike to 25 lbs and good sized perch and roach. The season runs from 16th June 2013 to 31st March 2014. Kindly Donated By Paul Mundy A LONG WEEKEND IN A WEST WALES HOLIDAY HOME You are a bidding for a long weekend or midweek break at ‘Sanditoes’ in the beautifully tranquil West Wales coastal town of Saundersfoot near Tenby. ‘Sanditoes’ is a detached bungalow in a quiet elevated position. This 3 bedroomed property sleeps 6 people. A 10 minute walk down to the beach and the centre of Saundersfoot village, with great pubs and restaurants serving excellent food, interesting shops, a lovely family sandy beach and a busy harbour with fishing boats, trip boats and most water sports available. Centrally located for all local attractions with Heatherton Country Park on open all year, Oakwood, Folly Farm and many more all within a 10 minute drive The dates of your stay can be negotiated with the owner of the property but they have stipulated that the dates definitely cannot be in July or August. 3 SESSIONS WITH A PERSONAL TRAINER When we say ‘Sessions’ we are of course referring to Fitness Sessions and nothing of a more sexual nature (however…for a fee…it could probably be arranged) The first bonus is that the sessions are not with any of the hunks currently making up the Fatboys committee as lycra and beer bellies just don’t cut it. This is an assessment and two further training sessions with a fully qualified personal trainer-it would normally set you back not far off £100. (Modelled by Mobes and Debz Ellender!) Kindly donated by Tom Law TENNIS BALLS SIGNED BY ANDY MURRAY & ROGER FEDERER Below we see the usual scenario……Roger Federer, one of the greatest players of all time beating Andy Murray, yet another Great British Loser, to a major title. In fairness, Federer did take pity on the miserable sod and allow him to win the Olympic Title. So, we have one tennis ball signed by a legend, and one signed by a miserable also-ran. If you like Tennis…then this is lot for your attention. Arranged by Fatboys Kindly donated by Roy Perrett BOW TIE WITH ENGLAND ROSE AND NUMBER ‘4’ ON (LIMITED EDITION FOR MARTIN JOHNSONS TESTIMONIAL) The former World Cup winning captain and failed manager had a testimonial match for which a commemorative bow tie was produced with the (ahem..feeling sick now….) English Rose and number 4 thereon. A very rare limited edition item and a nice commemoration of a formidable player. Arranged by Fatboys WEEKEND AT THE EXCLUSIVE 4* RURAL RETREAT BEAUMONT HOUSE NEAR WINDSOR Friday 10th May to Sunday 12th May 2013 This classic English Countryside retreat is a 4* hotel near Windsor and upon arrival you will receive a bottle of wine in your room. The deal is for 2 people and you will also be entitled to a 2 course dinner each night as well as full English Breakfast each morning You will also have access to the indoor swimming pool, leisure club and the restaurants and bars. This would normally be pushing the £450 mark. Set in 40 acres of stunning gardens, the hotel is close to local attractions such as Windsor Castle, Legoland and Thorpe Park. Or if you fancy indulging in some ‘me’ time, Windsor and Eton are also ideal for shopping with an eclectic mix of highstreet names, designer boutiques and antique shops. If your first love is food, in the nearby village of Bray visitors will find the Michelin-starred Waterside Inn, Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck restaurant and Giancarlo Caldesi's Caldesi in Campagna. Arranged by Fatboys 2 TICKETS TO A LONDON WASPS RUGBY MATCH This entitles the winning bidder to two tickets for any home match for London Wasps during the 2013 -2014 Season Kindly donated by London Wasps RFC A 3-TIER WEDDING CAKE OR CUP CAKE TOWER FOR WEDDING OR OTHER SPECIAL OCCASION £100 MARKS & SPENCER VOUCHERS Following our appeal in local papers for auction prizes, Kate Cupcake kindly came forward and offered a Try and grab yourself a bargain…..£100 worth of M&S Vouchers up for grabs. 3 tier wedding cake / Celebration cake or 100 cake Cupcake tower with cutting cake. This must be taken during 2013 and you must give Kate plenty of notice as she gets booked up very quickly. These cost hundreds of pounds normally, so grab yourself a very stand out celebration or wedding cake. Kindly donated by Kate Cupcake A word of warning would be not to pay more than £100 for this item, unless you want to look like a financial chump! SIGNED 2008 SQUAD NEW ZEALAND ALL BLACKS SHIRT You are bidding on a Fantastic squad signed New Zealand All Blacks rugby Shirt. Size Large Adults comes used in very good condition. Signatures include: Conrad Smith, Andrew Hore, Ali Williams, Dan Carter, Tony Woodcock, Piri Weepu, Stephen Donald, Keven Mealamu, Richie McCaw, Corey Jane, Mils Muliaina, Sitiveni Sivivatu. WEEKEND IN FEDERATION HOUSE HOTEL, LEATHERHEAD This complex is situated a minute’s walk from the rail station from where you can get a train and be in London in 20 minutes. This would make an excellent base for a weekend in London or sampling the Surrey countryside and towns.The complex has a restaurant, bar and leisure facilities. This would set you back at least £200 normally. So if you fancy a ‘weekend in the smoke’ with the family, a countryside weekend retreat or a secret bolthole for a weekend of gratuitous sex, food and wine (not necessarily in that order) then this is for you. Kindly arranged by Andy Bridge This shirt will come with the certificate of authenticity . Arranged by Fatboys A WEEK IN A COTTAGE IN NORMANDY, FRANCE This is to be taken on dates to be negotiated with the owner SIGNED & FRAMED PHOTOGRAPHS OF LUIS SUAREZ AND SYLVAIN DISTIN This cottage is situated in Reffuveille, Normandy between the towns of Avranche & Mortains. Being part of a small hamlet of houses, where guests are made to feel welcome by the locals, La Roche offers comfortable rooms, good food & a relaxing atmosphere. During the summer months guests are welcome to use the secluded gardens (sorry no sun beds available but you are welcome to bring your own!). On arrival you will find a complimentary welcome basket containing bread/biscuits, milk, tea & coffee etc. The surrounding area is full of pretty villages and the ferry ports of Caen & Cherbourg are easily accessed by the motorway routes (N175 & A84). Close by are some local facilities – a village shop, restaurant, hairdressers, bakers & a church. More shops and amenities can be found in the surrounding towns of Mortains (10kms), St Hilaire (12kms) & Avranches (20kms) . The Normandy & west coast beaches along with Brittany are not far away and you are perfectly situated for sightseeing around the Normandy area. Genuine signed and framed pictures of rival Liverpool-based players, Luis Suarez of Liverpool and Sylvan Distin of Everton. They both come in frames and (also contained within the frame are the certificates of authenticity) Kindly donated by a friend of Fatboys Kindly donated by Everton & Liverpool ENGLAND RUGBY SHIRT SIGNED BY NICK EASTER, MARTIN JOHNSON, MIKE TINDALL An XL sized England shirt signed by some players England fans may be familiar with. Kindly donated by Andy Woodward WALES V FRANCE 6 NATIONS 2012 PROGRAMME SIGNED BY TOM JONES ENGLAND RUGBY SHIRT SIGNED BY THE 2003 WORLD CUP WINNING TEAM A genuine 2003 away kit shirt signed by the World Cup Winning squad. This is a collector’s item and I’ve seen these go for hundreds of quids. This would look lovely when framed and hanging in your home (unless you support Wales, like me). Signatures include It was the last match of the 2012 Six Nations and Wales were going for (yet another) Grand Slam. One of our patrons was in hospitality and looks to his right to see none other than ‘The Guvnor’ ..Sir Tom Jones !! He had the presence of mind to grab his autograph on the match programme and has kindly donated it to this evening’s auction. A programme lauding rugby legends signed by a pop legend. And all of it Welsh…….what more could you want! Kindly donated by Andy Woodward Lawrence Dallaglio Jason Leonard Will Greenwood Jason Robinson Phil Vickery (pre-Master Chef) Mike Tindall (pre- Royal Family) Martin Johnson (pre-sacking as boss) Neil Back Comes with certificate of authenticity. Arranged by Fatboys HAVE A GO ON AN RAF HERCULES FLIGHT SIMULATOR (FOR 4 PEOPLE) YOU CANNOT BUY THIS EXPERIENCE IN ANY SHOP OR ONLINE. This is a fantastic opportunity which is not commercially available. This is a trip for 4 people to the Hercules Flight Simulator at Lyneham where you will be shown the facility and allowed to have a go yourselves. Kindly arranged by Emma Spooner Carl Lewis ELM 20 Cross Trainer It’s not brand new but it is hardly used and awaiting collection from Swindon by the winning bidder. It has a split in one of the handles where it has been knocked in a garage but other than that in perfect working order and if you are looking to grab yourself a very cheap deal throw a few quid our way and it’s yours Kindly donated by Tim and Karina North YOU BAAAD WAAABIT !! A DAY RABBIT HUNTING IN THE COUNTRYSIDE !! And keep your catch ! Valid for Winter 2013 – 2014 For 2 persons WELSH FA BASEBALL CAP SIGNED BY GARETH BALE Gareth Bale is without doubt fast becoming one of football’s most talented players and is likely to be ranked as one of, if not THE, best player in the world this year. You are bidding for a day out in the North Wilts / South Glos countryside during which you will be introduced to the art of ferreting! You will be able to observe this unique art of catching baaad waaabits and once the ferrets have done their thing, you will be allowed to take some of the said rabbits home where they will enjoy a hot bath in the company of some carrots, assorted vegetables and stock cubes. A great day’s entertainment with a hearty reward at the end! Kindly donated by Dave ‘The Ferret’ Done Not only does he have all that going for him, but he is also Welsh, just as most of the best players in the world have been over the years. Kindly arranged by Pete and Mandy Oldfield WALES SHIRT SIGNED BY RUGBY LEGENDS GARETH EDWARDS, JPR WILLIAMS AND PHIL BENNETT The shirt is new, with tags, sized mens XL. Both the shirt and the autograph are in excellent condition. Gareth Edwards, JPR Williams and Phil Bennett were part the golden era of Welsh rugby during the 1970s, where they were widely regarded as the best team in the world. The trio were also part of the 1971 and 1974 victorious lions tours in New Zealand and South Africa. This represents your opportunity to own a piece of rugby history, making it a great gift or investment. The shirt was signed in a private signing session and comes with photo proof and a certificate of authenticity. Arranged by Fatboys = CHALET IN COTSWOLD WATER PARK LONG WEEKEND FRI/SAT/SUN NIGHT The Chalet is located within the Cotswold Hoburne Leisure Park, South Cerney, Gloucestershire. The chalet unit is fully glazed with lots of heating making it ideal for autumn and winter breaks The Hoburne is situated on the Cotswold Water Park The Water Park is made up of over one hundred small to large reclaimed lakes. ENGLAND FA PENNANT SIGNED BY SIR TREVOR BROOKING This is an official England FA Pennant which has been signed by former England and West Ham Legend Trevor Brooking. Not sure what he does exactly these days but it’s a nice item and he won’t be around forever so think of it as an investment! The 2 bedroomed chalet has all modern conveniences and the Lakeside Club has numerous on-site facilities for both adult and child leisure and a restaurant and bar facility. Kindly donated by Nick Richards Kindly donated by Stu McKie SIGNED 2001 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS SQUAD RUGBY SHIRT Signed by the 2001 British and Irish Lions team who toured Australia. Signatures include Martin Johnson Brian O’Driscoll Colin Charvis Matt Dawson Rob Howley Keith Wood Scott Quinnell Lawrence Dallaglio Neil Back Andy Nicol Ronan O’Gara Jason Robinson Comes with Certificate of Authenticity Arranged by Fatboys DYSON AMO 1 REVOLUTIONARY FAN No, although it may look like one, this is not some form of sex aid! It is the revolutionary bladeless fan from Dyson. The cheapest we’ve seen these sell for online is £175. Enjoy a pleasant cooling breeze with the smooth, uninterrupted airflow of the Dyson AM01 Multiplier desk fan. This 12-inch fan boasts a uniquely striking design, and works very differently to ordinary blade fans: using Air Multiplier technology, the AM01 draws in the surrounding air and amplifies it 15 times. As it has no blades, this fan is very safe and supremely easy to clean. Another unusual feature of the Dyson AM01 is its dimmerswitch power control, which allows you to precisely control the amount of air dispersed by the fan. Take advantage of the touch-tilt feature to direct cool air wherever you desire, and let this Dyson fan evenly distribute the breeze with 90° oscillation. Dimensions :H 54.7 x W35.6 x D15.2cm Kindly donated by Dyson and arranged by Jamie Sanders TITLEIST ‘TOUR’ GOLF BAG A Brand New unused Titleist 10.5inch head Golf Bag These retail around the £200 mark and has been kindly donated for this evening’s auction. Signed by the 2010/2011 squad So if you’re a golf fan and need a bigger bag for your balls, then this could be your opportunity to pick up a bargain ! Kindly arranged by Neil Grabe Kindly donated by Vicky Barrett NEW ZEALAND RUGBY SHIRT SIGNED BY STARS OF THE 2011 WORLD CUP WINNING TEAM An ultra rare signed change strip signed by the mighty All Blacks team who went on to win the 2011 trophy following Wales being cheated out of it in the semi-finals by a crooked referee. Signatures include Dan Carter Richie McCaw Sonny Bill Williams Conrad Smith Ali Williams Graham Henry And many more Comes with Certificate of Authenticity Arranged by Fatboys A book signed by England’s most capped player who has appeared in several World Cups including the 2003 tournament. OPEN TOP BUS TOUR AROUND BATH FOR UP TO 50 PEOPLE Ok…you may be wondering what you can do with this one, but think of it in this way…. You could have a team-building day or works ‘do’ or a trip out with loads of your friends and family, a kids birthday party or club outing…….Bus trip followed by pub trip…getting it ? Designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Bath is home to some of the finest architectural sights in Europe: including the Royal Crescent, the Circus and Pulteney Bridge alongside one of the UK's leading attractions-the Roman Baths, which have been described as the finest Roman remains in Northern Europe. As a renowned Georgian city, few places share such impeccable historic credentials with the unique experience of bathing in Britain's only natural thermal spa-Thermae Bath Spa. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the sights! You will be picked up at Terrace Walk or Grand Parade in Bath and then do back to back City Tours and Skyline Tours which will take about 90 – 120 minutes with your own private tour guide. This would be from a date mid-September 2013 onwards to be negotiated with the company via Fatboys Charity Committee member Dave Salter. This would normally cost around £600 for a private organisation to arrange. Kindly arranged by Dave Salter and donated by Martin Curtis of The Bath Bus Co The 2003 World Cup Final in Australia saw Jonny Wilkinson kick the win at the death and win the trophy for England. This is a programme from that game signed by the man who kicked the winner…….now…call me a betting man…but I think this will be worth quite a few quid in years to come. Arranged by Fatboys SIGNED 2005 BRITISH AND IRISH LIONS JERSEY Captained by Brian O’ Driscoll and managed by Bill Beaumont and Clive ‘The Weasel’ Woodward, the British & Irish Lions took the best in their respective countries to the other end of the world to face the All Blacks. It proved to be an unmitigated disaster with O’Driscoll being controversially injured two minutes into the first test and the Lions lost every Test Match on the tour, the first time this had happened in 22 years However, they still found time to sign a few shirts and with squad members such as Jonny Wilkinson Brian O’ Driscoll Paul O’Connell Geordan Murphie Dennis Hickie Martyn Williams Gavin Henson Jason Robinson Will Greenwood Josh Lewsey Shane Williams Chris Cusiter and Ryan Jones This is still a nice memento of the tour and a great Lions team (well…great on paper !) Arranged by Fatboys SIGNED WELSH RUGBY SHIRT BY 2007 SQUAD This shirt was the 2007 Welsh squad shirt and has been signed by many of the players from that squad including Shane Williams, Martyn Williams and many others. Former Captain and manager Martin Johnson has signed this Rugby World Cup book. They had won the Grand Slam in 2005 and gone through a bit of a bad patch but were emerging once more and this squad went on to win the Grand Slam again in 2008. Kindly donated by Rich Jones Arranged by Fatboys ENGLAND RUGBY WORLD CUP BOOK SIGNED BY JASON ROBINSON MINI RUGBY BALL SIGNED BY LAWRENCE DALLAGLIO A mini rugby ball signed by former England Captain Lawrence Dallaglio Former bad boy and born-again Christian, Jason Robinson, made the move from Rugby League to Rugby Union with ease and went on to great success Arranged by Fatboys Kindly donated by Steven Savory We’re half way!! Thanks for your support!