This year’s charity fund-raising auction has gone digital.
To raise much-needed funds for the Journalists’ Charity, the London Press Club Ball 2015 has enlisted the support as a media partner of specialists Givergy.
They have put auction items online and guests on the night will be able to bid using electronic pads from the comfort of their tables.
To take part until the Ball, visit: https://givergy.com
STAR AUCTION PRIZE 1
TWO PLACES ON THE NEW JAGUAR F-PACE GLOBAL MEDIA DRIVE. BE FIRST TO DRIVE THE RECORD-BREAKING JAGUAR F-PACE – THE ULTIMATE PRACTICAL SPORTS CAR, DONATED BY JAGUAR.
Just weeks after the stunning new Jaguar F-PACE defied gravity with a spectacular Guinness World Record breaking 360 degree loop at its global launch in Frankfurt, Jaguar is offering you the chance to be one of the first to experience it on the road.
Jaguar UK is excited to offer two places at the VIP international media launch of the all-new Jaguar F-PACE performance crossover, to be held at an undisclosed European location. Inspired by the F-TYPE sports car, the F-PACE represents the perfect balance of style, performance and practicality. During this unique two day event you and your guest will have the chance to drive Jaguar’s ultimate family sports car on some of Europe’s most challenging and picturesque roads.
World class hospitality and the opportunity to speak with some of the designers and engineers responsible for creating the new Jaguar F-PACE will be an integral part of this exclusive experience.
Developed using Jaguar’s Lightweight Aluminium Architecture, the all-new Jaguar F-PACE is designed and engineered to offer the agility, responsiveness and refinement that all Jaguars are renowned for, together with unrivalled performance and everyday versatility.
STAR AUCTION PRIZE 2
BEN ANSLIE RACING EXPERIENCE
Donated by Land Rover
Land Rover BAR is the British entry for the 35th America’s Cup. The team was conceived by four times Olympic gold medallist and 34th America’s Cup winner, Sir Ben Ainslie, with the long-term aim of challenging for Britain and bringing the Cup home to where it all began in 1851. The team is offering an exclusive opportunity, to visit the British Challenger at ‘home’; a showcase for sport, innovation, technology and sustainability, in Portsmouth – the heart of the UK’s maritime heritage. You will meet some of the sailing, shore and design team campaigning to bring the Cup home to British waters and join the sailors on-board as they train on the Solent on the team’s foiling ‘AC45’ – a 45-foot ‘flying’ catamaran.
Day itinerary (for two people)
Welcome and tour of the home of Land Rover BAR – watch the whole process from design and shore team operations to boat launch
Watch the team train from a high powered ‘chase boat’ then join on-board the foiling ‘AC45’ for a sail
STAR AUCTION PRIZE 3
FIVE LUXURY NIGHTS IN PHUKET, THAILAND AT ALEENTA PHUKET-PHANG NGA.
RETURN FLIGHTS COURTESY OF QATAR AIRWAYS
Donated by Aleenta Phuket-Phang Nga with flights courtesy of Qatar Airways.
Be whisked away to enjoy five nights in paradise at the ultimate hideaway, Aleenta Phuket-Phang Nga. Set away in the ‘Hamptons’ of Phuket on the pristine Natai Beach, relax and unwind in your luxurious accommodation, with direct pool access and Jacuzzi. The winner and a guest will receive five nights at the Aleenta Phuket-Phang Nga with return flights courtesy of Qatar Airways, return airport transfers, early check in, welcome drinks, a complimentary wellness assessment, daily breakfast, daily fruit platter, VIP service throughout, and late checkout.
There are many more lots including:
PRIVATE BOX FOR SEVEN PEOPLE FOR NFL AMERICAN FOOTBALL AT WEMBLEY
Donated by Lucozade Ribena Suntory
You and six others can sit in comfort in a private box and enjoy unrivalled views as the NFL teams Detroit Lions play Kansas City Chiefs at Wembley on 1st November.~
EXCLUSIVE LUXURIOUS BREAK FOR TWO AT SPITBANK FORT
Donated by Red Letter Day
Enjoy a Luxurious Break for Two at Spitbank Fort, worth £1,000. Make it an occasion to remember with a night of secluded luxury at Spitbank Fort. Originally built in 1878 to protect Britain from invasion, the fort has since been transformed into a boutique hotel situated in the middle of the Solent, which boasts unrivalled views and exceptional accommodation. Arrive at the departure lounge for tea, coffee and a ‘tot of rum’ before travelling by boat to your luxurious home away from home. Spend one night at the fort and enjoy lunch, a fully-guided tour, a champagne reception with canapes in the Crow’s Nest and an evening meal with coffee. The next morning, sit down to breakfast and take home a hamper which includes two bottles of Laurent Perrier champagne and treats including caviar and gentleman’s relish. • An exclusive short break at Spitbank Fort
• Discover a piece of Britain’s naval history with a tour
• Facilities include a rooftop hot pool, sauna and sun deck
• Includes a tour, lunch, dinner and a luxury hamper
WEEKEND GETAWAY FOR TWO IN CASA DE CARMONA, SPAIN
Donated by Casa de Carmona with return flights courtesy of easyJet
A weekend away for two in an historic Spanish stately-home near Seville. Your three-night stay at award-winning Casa de Carmona includes breakfast, one tapas dinner and a tour of the local olive-oil factory with return easyJet flights. Your accommodation is based on a double/twin occupancy basis subject to availability at the hotel.
TWO ULITMATE HOSPTIALITY TICKETS TO THE NFL
Donated by The NFL
Enjoy 2 x hospitality tickets for November 1 (value £439 each), along with pre-game side-line passes in an action packed game of American Football between the “Kansas City Chiefs vs Detroit Lions” Kicking off at 2.30pm.
THE VERTU ASTER PHONE AND CASE
Donated by Vertu
A unique, hand-crafted Vertu smartphone
Created by Vertu, especially for the London Press Club Ball and featuring the club’s distinctive London skyline logo, the luxuriously unique and bespoke hand-crafted Aster is the quintessentially English smartphone.
The fine grain, jet black calf case is adorned with a white print outline of the London Skyline. This one off edition combines hand craftsmanship and fine materials, unique services and cutting-edge technology in the ultimate lifestyle smartphone. Its beauty of design and simplicity of use belie the state-of-the-art technology at its heart, which facilitates its seamless operation almost anywhere on the globe. Vertu Aster features Dolby® Digital Plus virtual surround sound and Hasselblad certified imaging, as well as Vertu’s full portfolio of services, including Classic Concierge, Vertu LIFE and Vertu CERTAINTY. Together these features combine to create a rare and indispensable lifestyle accessory.