2019 Fundraising Promise Auction


A HUGE Thank you to everyone who donated the amazing lots and raffle prizes for last week’s auction and to all the lovely people of Hay who came along to bid.

The Christmas lights simply wouldn’t happen in Hay without your help. 

We raised a whopping £1,385 from the auction alone, plus extra from the Grand Raffle and the special raffle that was drawn for everyone who came along on the night. 

The Chamber of Commerce will be contacting everyone who donated lots as well as the lucky winning bidders so that you can all claim your prizes and arrange dates for workshops/events to be booked etc. etc. 

Thank you again for your support.


Join us on Thursday 21st November at The Globe for a fantastic, fun evening of fundraising! It’s already shaping up to be an unmissable night – see below for some of the incredible lots you could bid on. Plus you’ll be helping us with the annual fundraising for the Christmas Lights in Hay – helping to light up our town during the festive season.

FREE entry! Join us for drinks from 7pm, auction starts at 7.30pm.

Lot/Prize Description Donated By

Look at your health like you never have before! Personal Health History Review & 90 min Coaching Session with Health Coach Vera Altmeyer

Take a deep dive into how your lifestyle and environment impact every aspect of your wellbeing.
You will get a comprehensive review of your health history since birth, gain new insights on factors that have contributed to your current state of health and learn simple steps to improve your wellbeing. If you have any questions prior to bidding get in touch with Vera at contact@functionalmedicinecoaching.co.uk or check out her website.
Functional Medicine Coaching, Vera Altmeyer

Golden Ticket to the Hay Festival Winter Weekend

The Hay Festival Winter Weekend is one of the highlights of the Festive season in Hay, bringing world-class talent to our special corner of Wales. The lucky winner of this money-can’t-buy lot will be able to take their pick of the events on offer. The Golden Ticket will give them five pairs of tickets to any events of their choice, subject to availability, from the Hay Festival Winter Weekend programme, which runs from 28th November to 1st December. 

Hay Festival
Grand Designs for Your Garden Get ready for spring with an amazing, 3 hour garden design consultation with Gareth Howell-Jones from Cyrus Garden Design. Gareth will come to you and give his expert advice on your garden. Whether you’re planning a complete overhaul or simply after some guidance and a fresh approach this is the lot for you! You can check out Gareth’s beautiful work at his website.   Cyrus Garden Design

Exclusive Foraging & Gin Making Workshop with Adele Nozedar – Create and Enjoy your very own, unique blend!

If you’re the lucky winning bidder on this lot, Adele will come to your home and take you foraging in your local hedgerows. When you return, Adele will help you to make up your very own gin blend incorporating what you find. This one will need to take place between late Spring and early autumn 2020 so there’s plenty to go foraging for.

Adele Nozedar

Hard Hat Tour of Hay Castle!

Are you curious about the work going on at Hay Castle? This lot is your chance to take a peek behind the scenes to see how the restoration and redevelopment of this landmark site is taking place. The wonderful team at Hay Castle Trust will kit you up in hard hats and high vis vests, and give you a one hour walk around this fascinating project. You’ll get an exclusive preview of the way the new spaces are taking shape, and get a taste of how this fantastic new cultural centre will benefit the people of Hay.

Hay Castle Trust

One hour, private gong retreat with Val Harris at The Table Gallery in Hay-on-Wye

How would you like to lay down in front of a warm, wood burning stove in the beautiful surroundings of The Table gallery in Hay whilst your cares melt away to the sound of sacred tone instruments?

Some of you may remember Val played the support act for Moongoose in May at St Mary’s. Now she’s offering the winning bidder of this lot their own, private gong bath for up to ten people at The Table.

The gong is a powerful healing instrument capable of clearing physical and mental blockages. In this unique experience Val will play the gong and other sacred tone instruments including the hang drum. Bring mats and blankets to the gallery, lie down in front of the wood burner, let go and relax.

Val Harris, The Table Gallery
Unique, signed copies of bestselling books by Jasper Fforde.

‘The Next Set’ is a selection of four ‘Thursday Next’ novels in a collectors’ edition slip-case. This lot is no longer available to buy new or second-hand making it a unique opportunity for the lucky winning bidder.

Not only will you receive this collection of his books, but Jasper will also personally sign each one and dedicate it to the winner or someone of their choosing.

Jasper Fforde’s books have a global following. His combination of fantastic humour and wild ideas will be familiar to many.

Jasper Fforde

Your own, personalised Funk & Soul Mix by DJ Max Galactic PLUS bumper ticket bonus!

Do you love impeccably mixed soul, funk and disco classics, hands-in-the-air anthems and cheeky mixes of 80s and 90s classics?

In this wonderful lot, the winning bidder will get their own, 1 hour, personalised music mix compiled by DJ Max Galactic based on 5 or 6 tunes of their favourite tunes.

And if that’s not enough, DJ Max is also throwing in a pair of tickets to his next fundraiser party at Clyro on 30th November AND a pair of tickets to NYE at the Globe – So you can seriously get your groove on!

Max has played with top DJs including Craig Charles, Rob da Bank and Sister Bliss not to mention at a whole host of epic events.

D J Max Galactic
A Guaranteed Car Parking Space for Hay Festival 2020!

What would you do if you could be guaranteed a car parking space just meters away from the entrance to the Hay Festival site?

The wonderful people at PCI Pharma Services have very kindly donated one of their spaces in their car park for this lot.

Simply book your Hay Festival tickets and roll up, knowing you can park with ease and be on the Festival site within minutes.

This is a true one-off – bring on Hay Festival 2020!

 PCI Pharma Services
Breakfast sorted on Market Day in Hay! Coffee & a pastry, every week from March to December next year.

One for food lovers everywhere, with this lot you can enjoy breakfast every Market Day in Hay. Expert, hand crafted coffee roasters Method Roastery and award-winning artisan baker Alex Gooch have come together to offer the winning bidder a coffee and a pastry of their choice, every week from March to December next year.

Simply stroll through Hay Market on a Thursday and stop by their stalls to collect your tasty treats.

Method Roastery

Alex Gooch Artisan Baker

A Literary Smorgasbord! A selection of works by Owen Sheers signed with a personalised dedication from the author.

Owen Sheers is a BAFTA award-winning poet, playwright and novelist.

His most recent writing project, ‘Unicorns, Almost’ was a huge success at the Hay Festival 2019, Edinburgh Fringe and Bristol Old Vic. You can also enjoy it at the upcoming Hay Festival Winter Weekend.

In this super lot, the winning bidder will get a selection of Owen’s works, signed with a personalised dedication from him.

Owen Sheers

Be a National Park Warden for a Day

This lot provides a wonderful opportunity to get a glimpse of day-to-day life in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The lucky winner will spend a day with experienced wardens exploring the Beacons in a way you’ve never seen before.

The warden service is an integral part of the National Park – it helps implement the policies for the conservation of the landscape and facilitate the enjoyment of the park for visitors.

Brecon Beacons National Park Wardens

One Night’s Bed & Breakfast at Westbrook Court

We all need a break from time to time, and many local people will have friends and family who would love to visit but aren’t sure where to stay. The luxurious surroundings of Westbrook Court B&B will make any visit to Hay-on-Wye a really special occasion. Hosts Kari and Chris have designed beautiful, light filled spaces, to help you relax and unwind in comfort. Whether you’re a local who fancies a special treat or bidding on behalf of a friend or relative to make their stay in Hay a true delight, this lot is just the ticket!

Westbrook Court B&B
Guided Tour and Tasting at the one-and-only Lucky 7 Beer Company!

Ever wondered how a small-batch brewery really works?
The lucky winning bidder on this lot will get a sneak-peak behind the scenes of  The Lucky 7 Beer Company.
Take 3 friends with you and learn how Luke creates the new and exciting flavours that make his beer so popular and delicious.
You’ll see how the beer is brewed and bottled and get to taste some of the Lucky 7 range.
Lucky 7 Beer Co makes modern, small-batch beers inspired by bold-flavoured, American Craft Ales. 

Lucy 7 Beer Co

Achieve your Goals in 2020! An Hour’s Business or Life Coaching with Helen Campbell

Are you creative? Working Alone? Seeking a sounding board?

Helen supports creative individuals to set and achieve their goals, identifying what brings joy and energy to their lives and what might be holding them back.

In this transformative lot, Helen will give you a coaching session to help you get on track in 2020 and move forwards – whether that’s in your business or your life.

Check our Helen’s fab new website for more info:

Coaching by Helen, Helen Campbell

Me and My Dog – A Photoshoot For Your Canine Friend & 18” Canvas

The bond between an owner and their dog is truly special and the winner of this lot will get the opportunity to capture that magic with specialist location dog photographer Chris Norton of Tails of Wales Dog Photography. The photoshoot can take place in your normal setting or can utilise one of the many dramatic backdrops that Wales has to offer. Either way it will be a memory to treasure that is sure to make you smile every time you see it. To be used by 21st May 2020. Tails of Wales Photography
Hands-on Cider-Making Day at Artistraw Cider with Tasting & Take-Aways!

Calling all Cider Lovers! This is a true delight of a lot.

Tom and Lydia at Atristraw Cider are offering the lucky winning bidder the chance to spend a day with them making cider. Get your hands dirty and participate fully in the cider-making process, learning as you go.

At the end of the day, you will also get the chance to sup a little cider and take a couple of bottles away!

This would take place in Autumn 2020 (so you can get the full experience) and is for between 2 and 4 people.

Artistraw Cider

Two spaces at a Singing Workshop run by David at Radnor House Bed & Breakfast, Hay

David is an experienced music workshop leader, and the winning bidder will have a chance to come along with a friend to learn some simple, beautiful songs – from folk, gospel, jazz and classical traditions.

It will be fun and informal – together the group of up to 12 will learn a number of different songs and enjoy the shared experience of singing together. It would help to have some music reading ability – but anyone who wants to can learn by ear too. Music provided, along with afternoon tea and home-made cake!

The workshop lasts 2.5 hours, and will take place on a Sunday afternoon in Spring 2020.

David is an experienced workshop leader, and has conducted both a community choir and a classical chamber choir. He sings in and is Assistant Conductor of Hay Madrigals.


Radnor House
River Flow Yoga
Radnor House Bed & Breakfast Hay
Bee’s Party Box
want to canoe?
The Great English Outdoors
Castle Greengrocers
Addyman Books
Chapters Restaurant