Auction of Promises – 8pm Friday 31st March 2017 – Scarcroft Primary School

IMG_5864Photographer - Naomi WhittakerThank you to everyone who donated promises, made postal and live bids, and helped put the auction night event together. The winners of lots will be notified shortly with details for payment and collection of the amazing promise lots listed below.

We raised £5,000, which is amazing, thank you all!

All money raised from the Auction goes towards enriching the children’s lives in and out of school – there’s a list of resources, trips and visitors and experiences provided with the fundraising here.


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Auction of Promises Catalogue

Friday 31st March 2017, 8pm

All successful bids must be paid for within a week of the event.
Invoices will be sent by email and/or letter on Monday 3rd April.
After payment, auction items will be distributed to winners.
£1 minimum increments on bids.

Neither Scarcroft School nor FOSS can guarantee the quality of the goods
and services offered, nor be held liable for the same.

Live Auction Lots

Lot         Description

L1            Private Dining Sunday Lunch for 10 People at The Rattle Owl
Donated by Clarrie O’Callaghan and The Rattle Owl, Micklegate, 10 people for Sunday lunch in the new Rattle Owl private dining rooms (will be available from April). Wine, starters and desserts extra.

L2            Family Ticket for North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Donated by Clare Brown and NYMR, a family ticket for North Yorkshire Moors heritage steam railway. Visit the beautiful stations between Pickering and Whitby including Grosmont used as the location for Hogsmeade Station in the first Harry Potter film.

L3            Elite Babysitting
Mrs Cornhill and Mrs Dennis will avail themselves for an evening of babysitting – (preferably on a Saturday night, date to be agreed)

L4            Bicycle Re-fit Service
Donated by Piers Maffett and Cycle Heaven, a Re-Fit Service on a bike of your choice at Cycle Heaven Hospital Fields Rd. Details of the work carried out during a Re-Fit Service can be found on our website, The service is usually sold at £69.99 and covers labour only. Cycle Heaven employ diligent bike mechanics, not miracle workers, so they reserve the right to advise that certain bikes may be beyond resucitation!

L5*           Three-Course Sunday Lunch for Two at Middletons Hotel
Donated by Middletons Hotel, Skeldergate, a three-course Sunday Lunch for two people (excludes Mothering Sunday and Easter, expires 30th June 2017).

L6            Fridge/Oven Clean
Lara McClure will clean your fridge or oven.

L7            Drink and Draw
Donated by Kay Dower and The Corner Gallery, a private art lesson for you and up to four friends. Enjoy an hour of drawing, doodling, sketching and supping Prosecco in the inspiring setting of Corner Gallery, which offers local affordable art, complete with artist in residence. Kay also runs Art Squad for kids age 8-14yrs, which runs for 6 weeks and culminates in a mini exhibition at The Corner Gallery.

L8            Paper Coffee Cup Transformation
Sarah Brooks Wilson will transform your old paper coffee cup into a pottle like vessel.

L9*           Two drivers to experience a 20 lap session in either York Motorsports Village F1 ‘PRO’ Karts (ages 13+) or F2 ‘INTER’ karts (ages 8-12)
Donated by York Motorsports Village, voucher for two drivers to experience a 20 lap session in either our F1 ‘PRO’ Karts, ages 13+ OR our F2 ‘INTER’ karts, ages 8-12 (minimum heights apply). Advance booking is strongly recommended. YMSV cannot allow mixed use of F1 & F2 karts unless a booking is for five or more participants, making the booking exclusive. Please call for further information if required. (Voucher valid until 24/06/2017).

L10          Afternoon Tea for Two at Middlethorpe Hall and Spa
Donated by Middlethorpe Hall Historic House Hotel & Spa, Bishopthorpe, afternoon tea for two (valid until 27th Feb 2018).

L11          Two Ways to Amaze Your Friends
David Lindridge will show you two ways to amaze your friends if you find yourself with 5 minutes to spare in a restaurant over dinner.

L12          Family Tickets to See Robin Hood at The Theatre Royal
Donated by The Theatre Royal, Family Tickets to Robin Hood at The Theatre Royal (4th Aug – 2nd Sep 2017).


L13          Family Tickets to the Opening Night of Footloose at The Grand Opera House
Donated by The Grand Opera House, a family ticket for 4 to the opening night of Footloose on the 2nd May 2017.

L14*         Make Up lesson/Evening Out Make Up
Donated by Rita Hampel, a makeup lesson or evening out makeup by Professional Makeup Artist Rita Hampel.

L15          Ascent to the North Face (of the clock!)
Donated by Rob Foxon, a tour for 1 or 2 people (18yrs and above only) who will have the chance to visit the Scarcroft School Clock Tower in the company of Rob Foxon (parent and horologist). See the Potts clock mechanism, clock face and read the inscriptions carved into the clock room panels by the select few people who have looked after or visited the clock over the last 120 years. This trip requires ascending through loft hatches, vertical fixed (and caged in) ladders, narrow passages along the schools parapets at roof level. If you have a fear of heights, spiders, dust or clocks this isn’t for you, if you’d like to get somewhere very few people get to see and are interested in some marvellous horological mechanisms and history this is definitely your thing.

L16          Meal for Four-Six People
Dan Hunt will prepare and deliver a meal of your choice for 4-6 people to your home.

L17          The Pig & Pastry Cookbook
Donated by David Lindridge, The Pig and Pastry Cookbook signed and dedicated by Steve Holding.

L18*         Freshly Baked Cinnamon Buns
Sam Healy will bake a batch of up to 10 cinnamon buns and deliver them to your house for breakfast by 9.30 AM on a Saturday or Sunday morning.

L19          Scarcroft Unlocked!
Take care with the Caretaker as Mr. Hawksby uses his skeleton key to access the school’s forbidden corners. A backstage tour of Scarcroft School building for a small group (up to 10 people aged 18yrs and above only) – what lies below the school as we know it and what’s in the towers? Get access to the parts of school that the public and even teachers never visit, hear some of the stories told about its long history, and first hand accounts from Mr Hawksby of the things he’s encountered when locking up alone.

L20*         Learn 5 Amazing Card Tricks
Donated by Richard Kay, one-to-one tuition to teach you or your child 5 amazing card tricks

L21          Saturday Night School Sleep Over
Donated by school. Do you ever wish that, just once, your children would be the first in school on a morning? Do you find they never want to leave at the end of the day? Is it about time you made good your threat to make them sleep on a cold hard floor? Well now you can solve all those problems by letting them stay the night in the upper hall. Give them, and a small group of friends, the ultimate sleepover experience. Complete with plenty of bedtime reading material plus the most amazing midnight feast imaginable (providing Mrs Dennis has left her office door unlocked).

L22*         Friday Night Take In
Donated by Rachel Lambley, a homemade family size lasagne (ready for you to put in the oven), a bottle of red or white wine and a homemade dessert. (1 week notice required)

L23          Learn to DJ (vinyl only)
Donated by Jonny Crawshaw, learn to DJ (vinyl only): one hour’s tuition, scratching, mixing or selecting! (adults or kids)”.

L24          A day at the races (any meeting at York or Wetherby) with Sporting Life’s Racing Editor and expert Will Hayler
Donated by Will Hayler, 2 county stand badges to any meeting at York (Flat racing) or Wetherby (Jumps racing) in 2017 (accompanied under-16s free). Including light refreshments, a pre-racing tour of the track and possibly introductions to some racing celebs!

L25         60 minutes Sports Massage from Mr Hawksby!
Donated by Colin Hawksby (not only Scarcroft Site Manager but Sports Therapist for over 10yrs to world class and domestic class athlethes). Mr H had a clinic on Tadcaster Rd but had to retire due to RSI. He is willing to come out of retirement for one time only for the Auction of Promises, offering a 60 minutes sports massage at your home or in his treatment room.

Silent Auction Lots

Just like eBay! The following lots are available for you to bid at any time.
They will be situated on tables around the Auction room on Friday 31st March.

The Silent Aution will close immediated after lot 21 on Auction Night and the successful bidders
will be announced after the last Live Auction Lot. Winners will be notified by email and/or letter
if not present on the night. Keep checking on the lots you are bidding on or you may be outbid!

Lot         Description

S1           Pamper and Prosecco Evening
Donated by Victoria Brighton, a pamper evening for the winner and up to 10 friends offering a facial and foot spa each with Prosecco and nibbles. All products are natural and contain no artificial substances and are not tested on animals. (The products are suitable for all skin types including the most sensitive and eczema prone skins, also suitable for vegetarians, vegan and halal).

S2           Pair of Complimentary Wills
Donated by Shauna Finch and Coles the Solicitors, a voucher for pair of “complimentary wills” prepared by Coles the Solicitors (excluding tax planning advice) valid until 30th September 2017.

S3           One-to-One Chess Lesson
Donated by Dan Staples, a chess lesson from Yorkshire Coordinator for the charity, Chess in Schools and Communities and chess tutor Dan Staples.

S4           Glass Fusing Lessons
Donated by Naomi Whittaker, two kids lesson vouchers for Naomi’s Glass kids glass fusing lesson. Valid until 31st December 2017.

S5           Half Page Advert in Little Vikings
Donated by Polly Bennett and Little Vikings, a half page advert in a forthcoming issue of Little Vikings

S6           Party Planning and Party Bags
Donated by Minty Events, free planning for your next children birthday party and 10 party bags

S7           Six Passes to Wild Things
Donated by Emma Hill and Wild Things, 6 passes to Wild Things sessions, a forest school for 2-4 year olds (choice of venues, days and times available – details on the website).

S8           Family Ticket for York Maze
Donated by York Maze, a family ticket for Summer at York Maze.

S9           Family Cruise on YorkBoat
Donated by YorkBoat, a family cruise (two adults and three kids).

S10         Family tickets for TenPin bowling York
Donated by Tenpin Bowling York, a family ticket.

S11         A Year’s Supply of Greetings Cards and Wrapping Paper
Donated by Fran Chalet and Halfpint Home, a Year’s Supply of Greetings Cards and Wrapping Paper. 52 sheets of wrapping paper and 52 cards from Halfpint Home (including the 26 of each on display and 26 more of your choice).

S12         Two Tickets to Creepy Crawlies
Donated by Creepy Crawlies, two child tickets to Creepy Crawlies (valid until 30/9/17).

S13         Two Tickets to The Ebor Singers “The Sound of Drums” at The Quire, York Minster
Donated by Alice Potter and The Ebor Singers, 2 Tickets to “The Sound of Drums” at The Quire, York Minster. The concert is on 27th May at 7:30pm. The Ebor Singers are early music specialists and performing music that dates from the siege of York in 1644. They trace the course of the Civil War with music from the war court of Charles I and songs performed in York Minster during the Siege.

S14         One Night’s Peace/Somewhere to Put the In-Laws When They Next Stay
Donated by David Lindridge, one night at Holmlea B&B, Southlands Road.

S15         Bike Service
Donated by Your Bike Shed, Micklegate, workshop regular bike service (includes checks and adjustments to brakes, gears, bolts, headset, bottom bracket, wheel bearings).

S16         Family Ticket to Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens
Donated by Beningborough Hall, Gallery and Gardens, a voucher for 2 adults and up to 3 children to the house and gardens at Beningbrough Hall (Valid until 5th November 2017).

S17         Elemis Taster Facial at Face Etc Medispa
Donated by Face etc. Medispa on Coppergate, a Elemis Taster Facial (expires 20/9/17).

S18         Ice Cream Headache – 5 tubs of Icecream from Trinacria
Donated by Trinacria Sicilian Café Bar, 5 vouchers for tubs of delicious icecream.

S19         Family Ticket for Footgolf at York Golf Range
Donated by York Golf Range, a family (2 adults and 2 children) ticket for one round of FootGolf.

S20         Family ticket for York CitySightSeeing opentop bus tour
Donated by Transdev, a familly (2 adults and up to 3 children, or 1 adult and up to 4 children) ticket on York CitySightSeeing opentop bus tour. Expires November 2017.

S21         Interior Design Consultation for One Room of Your Choice
Donated by Plaskitt and Plaskitt Interior Design, Micklegate, a home visit (within 25 miles of York Showroom) from a Plaskitt & Plaskitt Interior Designer, presentation of design scheme options in their inspirational showroom, a moodboard pulling together samples of your chosen design scheme together with a floorplan and detailed quotation.

S22         Two Football Match Tickets
Donated by York City Football Club, two Popular Stand Tickets for the League Fixture 1st April 2017 at Bootham Crescent 3pm kick off. Tickets redeemed from the ticket office with voucher before the day of the game to guarantee tickets which are subject to availability.

S23         Two Tickets for the X Factor
Donated by Nicola Stick, two audience member tickets for the evening performance of The X Factor live show on Saturday 28th October or Sunday 29th October 2017 in London (venue to be confirmed). Ticket holders must be 12 years or over (strictly no under 12’s admitted) Tickets to be confirmed September 2017, all confirmed information, timings and location will be advised the week before the event and are subject to change at the Production Company’s discretion.

S24         Family Mini Shoot by Amy Jordison Photography
Donated by Amy Jordison, includes:
Pre-shoot phone/email consultation, 30-60 minute shoot (at a location within or close to central York), a password-protected preview gallery and your favourite eight images professionally edited with full printing rights (with the option to add extras) which you can download, print and share.

S25         Two nights of weekend babysitting ‘til late (Summer Term)
Donated by Louisa Wojciechowska, two nights of weekend evening babysitting (Summer Term)

S26         Two Hours of Coding Tuition
Donated by John Parsons, 2hrs of coding tuition for Junior child or older from John Parsons (Software Architect with Masters in Artificial Intelligence) in your home (within walking distance of school) either early evening or Saturday morning

S27         Two Hours of Ironing
Donated by Jacqueline Walsh (Scarcroft clerk to the governors), two hours of ironing – shirts a speciality!

S28         Ironing a Bin Bag Full of Laundry.
Donated by Carole Dickson (Scarcroft inclusion leader), she will iron a bin bag full of laundry.

S29         Railway Children Experience
Donated by Chris Lawson and Keighley & Worth Valley Steam Railway,– 2 x adult and child day rover tickets for the Keighley & Worth Valley Steam Railway. Visit 6 stations along the steam heritage line including the sites of the classic film The Railway Children between Oakworth, Haworth and Oxenhope.

S30         Two Mounted Photographs by Clare Morris
Donated by Clare Morris, two 7×5″ mounted photographs from Claire Morris’ Book Collection as on display in The Corner Gallery.

S31         Photoshoot by Joanna Mounsey-Brown Photography
Donated by Joanna Mounsey-Brown Photography, a Photoshoot voucher.

S32         £10 Voucher for The Pig & Pastry
Donated by The Pig & Pastry, a £10 Voucher.

S33         Learn How to Take Photos in a Photography Studio
Donated by Lyndon Smith Photography – Learn how to take photos in a photography studio. A three hour tutorial and hands on workshop for up to 4 people (the four highest bidders). A must for any photography enthusiast!

S34         Two 1hr sessions in Life Coaching
Donated by Janette Dickinson (Coach & Psychotherapist HG Dip P) Two 1 hour sessions of coaching for anyone over 18 years of age. Is there something you would like to change in your life? Would you like coaching regarding decision making? or habit changing? or living optimally? or increasing your emotional wealth?

S35          Tour of Radio York
A tour of Radio York with BBC Radio York’s own Neil Foster.

S36          Lebanese ‘come dine with me’ experience
Donated by Ghada Khattab – Ever wondered about how to make dishes like hummus, falafel, and tabbouleh? Learn from the experts (or so we’d like to pretend) by joining us for one evening/lunchtime during which we will cook together a Lebanese feast for the whole family and best of all, eat it.

S37            Christmas Cake
Donated by Ruth Kay – will bake a 9 inch square Christmas cake for you and provide marzipan and icing so you can decorate yourselves.

S38           Red Bull cap signed by F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo
Donated by Tim Hampel – Red Bull cap signed by F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo.

S39            Two NFL caps and ball from BBC NFL Highlights Show
Donated by Tim Hampel – Two NFL caps and ball that were part of the set on the BBC NFL Highlights Show.

Lucky Dip Lots

Lucky Dip Lots each have a fixed price under the face value of the item and
WILL GO NO HIGHER so put your name down for as many as take your fancy to be
in with a chance of grabbing one (or more) of these fantastic bargains.

All you need to do is put your name and bidding number into the correct envelope next to

the lot(s) you like and at the end of the auction we will pull a winning name out of each one.
The winner pays the set price as shown below the item. If your name comes out of lots of hats
you can refuse the later ones and another name will picked.

Lot         Description

LD1         1000 Pages (2 reams) of Paper – to be awarded to first 5 names drawn      £3 per lot
Donated by Bob Scrase and Fulprint – 10 reams of 80gsm A4 copier paper.

LD2         £20 Voucher for Frankie & Johnny’s Cookshop                                                   £16
Donated by Frankie & Johnny’s Cookshop, a £20 voucher

LD3         £20 Meat Voucher for M&K Quality Butchers                                                       £16
Donated by M&K Quality Butchers, a £20 Meat Voucher

LD4         £10 Voucher for Olive’s Nest                                                                                          £8
Donated by Olive’s Nest, a £10 Voucher

LD5         Family ticket for whole day of fun at Piglets Adventure Farm Park             £29
Donated by Piglets Adventure Farm Park, a family ticket for whole day of
fun at Piglets Adventure Farm Park. Expires 31/7/17

LD6         Reel Cinema Tickets                                                                                                          £8
Donated by Reel Cinema, 2 tickets to any film

LD7         £10 Voucher for Bare Organics                                                                                      £8
Donated by Bare Organics, a £10 Voucher

LD8         One person open jump session at Energi Trampoline Park York                    £4
Donated by Energi Trampoline Park, a one person open jump session at Energi
Trampoline Park York (valid Monday – Friday 2pm – 7pm – check availability on
your chosen session by calling 01904 360500) valid until 28th May 2017. Min age 2,
under 5’s must be accompanied by an adult. Excludes Fit, Friendly, Toddler,
Family Club or Beats sessions.

LD9         £20 Voucher from Johnsons The Cleaners                                                            £16
Donated by Johnsons The Cleaners, £20 voucher off dry cleaning and laundry
(valid until 28/2/18)

The hampers represent outstanding value at these lucky prices.

LD10       Nestle Confectionary Goodie Box                                                                          £15
Donated by Tony O’Hagan, a Nestle Confectionary Goodie Box

LD11       Reception Class Craft Hamper                                                                                  £15
Donated by Mrs Mason’s class, a craft hamper

LD12       Reception Class Easter Hamper                                                                               £20
Donated by Mrs Medley and Mrs Lazenby’s class, an Easter hamper

LD13       Year 1 Class Baking Hamper                                                                                       £28
Donated by Mrs Barrie’s class, a Baking Hamper

LD14       Year 1 Class Pamper Hamper                                                                                     £35
Donated by Mrs Woodhouse’s class, a Pamper Hamper

LD15       Year 2 Class Mystery Item Hamper                                                                         £30
Donated by Mrs Clark and Mrs Male’s Class, a Mystery Hamper

LD16       Year 2 Class Food & Drink Hamper                                                                         £30
Donated by Mr Roper’s Class a Food and Drink Hamper

LD17       Year 3 Class Clean and Lean Hamper                                                                     £40
Donated by Miss Mandziuk’s Class, a Clean and Lean Hamper

LD18       Year 3/4 Class Stationery hamper                                                                            £27.50
Donated by Mr Cole’s Class, a stationery hamper

LD19       Year 4 Class School Holidays Survival Kit Hamper                                          £30
Donated by Mrs Pagan’s Class, a School Holidays Survival Kit Hamper

LD20       Year 5 Class Survive Easter Holidays Craft Hamper                                        £25
Donated by Mrs Hannah’s Class, a Survive the Easter Holidays Craft Hamper

LD21       Year 5/6 Class Easter Hamper                                                                                  £30
Donated by Mrs Barker’s Class, an Easter Hamper

LD22       Year 6 Class Movie Night Hamper                                                                          £25
Donated by Mrs Hoare’s Class, a Movie Night Hamper

LD23       £50 Boden Voucher                                                                                                     £40
Donated by Boden, £50 Voucher (spend it now or at the FoSS Boden event 4th May event for extra discount!)