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The 9th Annual Strawberry Ball : July 18th 2009
This year in support of Cancer Research UK and Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust

Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour TrustWe have raised over £50,000 at previous balls which has been donated to Cancer Research UK and other cancer related charities such as the Cotswold Care Hospice, MacMillan nurses and the Frenchay oncology unit.

This year we are once again supporting Cancer Research UK but also the Brain Tumour Trust as brain tumours now kill more children than any other cancer but receive only 1% of research funding, this is a smaller charity that relies on donations to continue to support research and offer advice into this destructive cancer (

Cancer Research UKWe are excited to offer some amazing auction lots at this years ball on July 18th at Waterley Bottom Farm.

If you would like to place a sealed bid prior to the ball please email with your name, address, contact number, the lot number and the maximum you would like to bid. We will keep you updated prior to the event if we receive bids above your offer and we will inform you if you have won the bid after the event.

All winning bids must be paid for by July 31st.

If you would like more information on the ball please email us :

Contact: Jacqui Moore, Mungos, 18 Long Street, Wotton under Edge, Glos.GL12 7EP. 01453 845511

The Auction Lots (so far):

Lot 1 - A weekend break in an old fashioned , charming thatched cottage in the village of Chideock between Lyme Regis and Bridport, Dorset. One mile to the beach.Sleeps 5.Not available July/August. (donated by Mr & Mrs J Bury) 

Lot 2 - A narrow boat day trip for 4 adults or a family of 5 with a champagne picnic.(Donated by C.Eccles)

Lot 3- A boat trout fishing trip for 2 people at Longfords Lake , Nailsworth with up to 6 fish between them for tea if caught!!( Donated by Ken Brown)

Lot 4- A magnum of Gevrey–Chambertin 1996. (Donated by Mr. M. Stone)

Lot 5- A cricket bat signed by the Lancashire County Cricket club. 

Lot 7- A week at Churchtown Farm holiday cottage near Dulverton, Devon. Situated on a working farm on the edge of Exmoor with easy access to the coast. Sleeps 8 people in 3 large bedrooms. Not available July/August (donated and Charlotte Symes/Richard Tarr). 

Lot 8- A spa experience at Stoke Park Club, Bucks–Europe’s leading spa and golf resort( location for Bridget Jones Diary )for two people. The SPC pure indulgence retreat includes drink on arrival, two course lunch, full use of spa, health and racquet facilities, body therapy massage including individually selected oils and SPC cocooning and a luxury age defying facial. Available any pre booked date until 1/12/09 (donated by Julia Buxton, Stoke Park)

Lot 9- A meal for two at the award winning Conservatory restaurant, Calcot Manor. (donated by Michael Stone)

Lot 10- A week day evening spa for two people at the five star Whatley Manor Hotel, includes full use of the gym, tepidarium, hydropool, thermal suites, salt scrub showers and wave sensory room but excludes refreshments and treatments (donated by Whatley Manor) 

Lot 11- Four weekend pass tickets (all adults or adults/kids) at the fabulous Bloom music festival near Marshfield on 14th/16th August including luxurty camping at Tangerine Fields in your own pre erected , fully equipped tent! Camping in style ( with nice loos!!) 

Lot 12- A full squad signed Manchester United Football shirt, donated by Mr Alex Ferguson. 

Lot 13- A full squad signed Chelsea shirt 2009 with Chelsea FC authentication certificate.

Lot 14- A Liverpool FC shirt signed by Stephen Gerrard. 

Lot 15- "Birthday Girl" - An original art work by Belinda Downes, an internationally recognised artist based in Wotton. The picture is a mixed medium using fabric, and stitch work and was used as the basis for one of her most popular greetings cards.

Lot 16- A full squad signed Liverpool shirt 2009. 

*Lot 17- An original painting by local artist Jane Lampard , painted exclusively for the Strawberry ball ( donated by Jane Lampard).

* more details  to follow

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