Do You Believe in Magic? - Anne Worle Photography


This time last year I was a hairs breadth away from loosing my 4 week old niece.




Erin had suffered two strokes and was on a life support machine in Birmingham Childrens Hospital


Somehow - and against all the odds - Erin pulled through and is still here with us for what will be a fairly special Christmas.


And that - quite frankly - is a miracle.


And for me, 'Miracles' arrive in the same bag as 'Magic'.


Life is full of magic. You only have to spend an afternoon in a wood photographing a two year old to realise that magic is everywhere..... it is just that,  as we grow up, we can't always see it because we have forgotten it exists. 


'We do not need magic to transform the world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already'


J K Rowling was SO right . Whichever route our beliefs take us down - whether you are a believer in magic (like me) or are more comfortable in the Muggles-Camp - we really DO have the power inside us all to transform the world.


So, if you would like to help Erins Mum and Dad do a little bit of magical- transforming for another family who find themselves exactly where we were a year ago all you need to do is have a night out!


There is to be an Auction of Promises at The Saracens Head, Little Brington on Thursday 3rd December. Every penny raised will be going to Birmingham Childrens Hospital. This will be the place to get some amazing Christmas pressies!!


So - help spread a little magic this Christmas by joining us!!



OUR GRATEFUL THANKS TO THESE AMAZING PEOPLE WHO HAVE SPRINKLED THEIR OWN  MAGIC AND DONATED AUCTION LOTS TO MAKE THIS NIGHT POSSIBLE:-



AUCTION LOT - KINDLY DONATED BY THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EARL SPENCER (www.spencerofalthorp.com)

This exceptional auction lot offers four people the opportunity for a special day out at Althorp on one of their opening days between 4th July and 31st August 2016.

You and your guests will be able to join a guided tour of the House with an expert guide and learn the fascinating history of the Spencer family - whose historic home Althorp has been since 1508. Take the opportunity to wander around the Gardens, the Spencer Exhibition and the Stables at your leisure.

As part of this special day you are invited to enjoy a complimentary lunch and afternoon tea served in the Stables Cafe on the day of your visit.

In addition Lord Spencer is also offering signed copies of four of his best selling books!


AUCTION LOT - KINDLY DONATED BY BRIAN CURRIE (www.briancurrie.co.uk)


The perfect gift for that 'Impossible To Buy For' person in your life - A flight in a Hot Air Balloon!

The invitation is for two people, on a date to be mutually agreed.

(and my thanks to one of my lovely brides, Kate Quinn,  who arranged this! Thanks Kate x)






AUCTION LOT - KINDLY DONATED BY CLAAS (www.claas.co.uk)


Tickets for two people to Le Mans 24 Hours 2016





AUCTION LOT - KINDLY DONATED BY CLAAS (www.claas.co.uk)


For Little Boys and Big Boys - A Claas Remote Control Toy Tractor







AUCTION LOT - KINDLY DONATED BY ABRAXAS COOKSHOPS (www.abraxascookshop.com)

Girls!!

You know you want one!! The Candy Apple Red Kitchen Aid Mixer!!!




AUCTION LOT - KINDLY DONATED BY JANIS ALLYN JEWELLERY (www.janis-allyn.co.uk)

Swarovski Queen Baguette 38x10mm crystal.

With its contemporary faceting this will add sophistication to any outfit. The vibrant new metallic colour is an explosion of iridescent purple, blue and green. Combined with a delicate sterling silver snake chain 18"/45cm



AUCTION LOT - KINDLY DONATED BY 'IDENTITY BY KELLY FISHER' (www.identitybykellyfisher.com)

A luxury experience In the salons 'Relaxation Room' (if you have never tried this girls..... you haven't lived!)

1- A blow dry with deep conditioning treatment and head massage on shiatsu massaging basins in our relaxation room

2- An Elemis Brightening Facial

3. A Jessica Manicure





AUCTION LOT - KINDLY DONATED BY GMC RACEPAINT LTD


Typhoon Turbo Passenger Thrill Experience! Six Laps to feel the grip and acceleration of this phenomenal racing machine!



AUCTION LOT - KINDLY DONATED BY TOWCESTER VETS (www.towcester-vets.co.uk)

'A Day As a Vet' - an experience day with Towcester Veterinary Practice




AUCTION LOT - KINDLY DONATED BY BARTON PETROLEUM (www.bartonpetroleum.co.uk)

500 litres of Heating Fuel (Gas Oil or Kerosene)





AUCTION LOT - KINDLY DONATED BY ELLIOTTS BUTCHERS AND DELICATESSEN (www.elliottsbutchers.co.uk)


Christmas sorted!!! A 20lb Turkey!




AUCTION LOT - KINDLY DONATED BY IDEAL CARS (NORTHANTS) LTD (www.idealcars.co.uk)

This is a top Professional valet and not your £10 job that you get at the local car wash! It will take 4-5 hours but it’s worth it!! Your vehicle will be professionally cleaned inside and out to make it look like new again! The best Valeter in Northants - you won’t be disappointed!!



AUCTION LOT - KINDLY DONATED BY WTP HIRE CENTRE (www.wtphire.com)


One weeks hire of an item of your choice - from a Carpet Cleaner to an 8T Digger!! (see website for full fleet list)

The winning bidder will only have to provide insurance - transport (within a 20 mile radius of NN11 3PZ) and fuel will be included with this lot!!


AUCTION LOT - KINDLY DONATED BY JEFF AND COLLEEN WILKINSON

A 'Something Money Can't Buy' lot!!!

The bidding is for an invitation for two people to the Annual Gathering in 2016 of the Grace Spitfire ML407 (www.ml407.co.uk) which has recently relocated to Sywell Airfield. The winning bidder and guest will be VIP guests for the day which will include two flying displays, lunch followed by a talk by one of the few remaining RAF Veterans (which is always brilliant!) They will be able to get up close to this beautiful aircraft and have the opportunity to chat to Carolyn Grace and her son Richard who will do one of displays.






AUCTION LOT - KINDLY DONATED BY COX AND ROBINSON LTD (www.coxandrobinson.co.uk)


A pair of Le Chameau Wellingtons!





AUCTION LOT - KINDLY DONATED BY SAMANTHA DURRELL


A course of six horse riding lessons



AUCTION LOT - KINDLY DONATED BY SPALDINGS LTD (www.spaldings.co.uk)

Air Impact Wrench & Ratchet Kit • Supplied in resilient carrying case for safety •

Includes set of 13mm ( 1/2") drive impact sockets for immediate use 12 Piece kit consisting of: 13mm ( 1/2") drive impact wrench (200 – 230 lb-ft) and a 13mm ( 1/2") drive ratchet wrench c/w a selection of 10 metric impact sockets: 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21, 22 & 24. For use with 2 hp compressors and above, using 3/8" hose.


AUCTION LOT - KINDLY DONATED BY SARAH CLARKE

An hours 1-2-1 training session with a registered veterinary nurse specialising in canine behaviour.

Will include Royal Canin dog food, an activity feeding bowl to slow down greedy dogs, a Kong toy, a dog lead, a copy of 'The Perfect Puppy' by Gwen Bailey, a dog bed and other canine accessories!




AUCTION LOT - P & R BURBAGE LTD (www.prburbage.co.uk)


20 bales top quality Hay, Straw or Haylage.




AUCTION LOT - KINDLY DONATED BY JEFF AND COLLEEN WILKINSON

Shoot Day at Brockhall.

A single gun, 200 bird day!

(My thanks to fellow photographer Michael Casey at Casey Photography who covers this shoot for the image. Thanks Mike!)





AUCTION LOT - KINDLY DONATED BY FENDT (www.fendt.co.uk)

 One For The Boys!!

Corporate hospitality at a Leicester Tigers game (date to be confirmed) for three people, including all drinks, a four course meal, preferential seating and one to one question time with a Leicester Tigers player.






AUCTION LOT - KINDLY DONATED BY BEN DURRELL


Get ready for winter! A full boiler service - Gas or Oil.


AUCTION LOT - P & R BURBAGE LTD (www.prburbage.co.uk)


Tractor and Man for a day with one of the following:-

Hedge Trimmer

Pasture Topper

Grassland Subsoiler

or 13t Digger with operator




AUCTION LOT - KINDLY DONATED BY SHARMANS AGRICULTURE 

(www.sharmans-agri.co.uk)


Perfect Young Farmer Christmas Pressie! A John Deere Pedal Tractor!



AUCTION LOT - KINDLY DONATED BY FARMER LOU (www.farmerlou.co.uk)


Meat box to include Pork, Lamb, Sausages, Bacon and Pigs in Blankets.

Reared and produced locally by Farmer Lou



AUCTION LOT - KINDLY DONATED BY STOKE GOLDINGTON CHRISTMAS TREES (www.stokegoldingtonchristmastrees.co.uk)


Christmas sorted!


Choose - and cut down - your own Christmas Tree!





AUCTION LOT - KINDLY DONATED BY J E PIKE


Professional Plan Drawings up to 25m/sq floor area. Building Regulation Standard.



AUCTION LOT - KINDLY DONATED BY GARDNER FENCING AND FIREWOOD


Delivery of one cubic metre of kiln dried firewood



AUCTION LOT - KINDLY DONATED BY WILLIAM GRANT & SON (www.williamgrant.com)


A selection of Single Malt Whiskies


AUCTION LOT - KINDLY DONATED BY MARK AND KATE WILDMAN

Lazy Sunday Afternoon Hamper

This deluxe four person picnic hamper comes chok a block full of indulgent food, alongside plates and cutlery in a traditional wicker hamper. Containing Crackers, Cheese, Pate, Relishes, Dips, Nuts, Breadsticks, Cookies, Truffles & Chocolate thins, alongside a bottle of white wine - This really is the perfect gift for a lazy Sunday afternoon in the British countryside


AUCTION LOT - KINDLY DONATED BY MARK AND KATE WILDMAN

The Luxury Collection Hamper

The ultimate gift for any occasion! This beautiful Luxury Collection Hamper is perfect for treating your family and friends. An assortment of both sweet and savoury indulgent nibbles, accompanied with a fine bottle of Australian Shiraz, presented in a beautiful wicker, what more could you ask for!




AUCTION LOT - KINDLY DONATED BY THE CAKE STATION


A special celebration cake for any occasion of your choice




AUCTION LOT - KINDLY DONATED BY NICKI AND KEVIN FINCH


Two halves of locally reared lamb. Can be cut to order and delivered.

AUCTION LOT - KINDLY DONATED BY PILKINGTON FARMS LTD

An Experience Day - 'Who'd Be A Dairy Farmer?!'

Well - for a day - you can be! Grab your wellies, pull on your thermals and head out to Chapel Farm. Start off the day with the Dairy Youngstock, feeding calves.

Then come in for a hearty breakfast with copious cups of tea.... just like on the Archers!

After you've had your fill and got your strength up head out on the farm for whatever the days tasks hold working with Matt and the Men (not a pop group tongue emoticon ) Back for lunch (and more tea!) culminating in the afternoon milking, cupping 2000 teats to produce the daily pinta!



AUCTION LOT - KINDLY DONATED BY JCB (www.jcb.co.uk)


VIP JCB Factory Tour for four people. On a date of your choice.




AUCTION LOT - KINDLY DONATED BY FAROL LTD (www.farol.co.uk)


Another perfect Christmas Present! A John Deere electric motorised childrens HPX 12v Gator Tractor!!



AUCTION LOT - KINDLY DONATED BY NICK FONE


Two nights Bed and Breakfast in a traditional 16th Century Somerset Longhouse in the Heart of the West Country -



AUCTION LOT - KINDLY DONATED BY JCB (www.jcb.co.uk)


A Gents Leather Watch!




AUCTION LOT - KINDLY DONATED BY JCB (www.jcb.co.uk)


From the J C Bamford Signature Collection - A brown Leather Holdall, a Signature Collection Umbrella and a Softshell Gillet



AUCTION LOT - KINDLY DONATED BY JCB (www.jcb.co.uk)


A Boys Toy! A Model Fastrac 3230-65. 1:32 scale



And finally


AWP will also have two lots on offer.


1. 'The Photobooth' at an event of your choice (and if you have no idea what happens when you leave your guests to take their own pictures then please - with the kind permission of Rupe and Jo - click here!!)


and


2. A portrait shoot of your choice - Family, Child, Maternity, Newborn (or Fairy!)

Will include a licence allowing you copyright on all images and an acrylic or canvas wall hanging of your choice.



So sprinkle a little magic this Christmas and join us on the 3rd December.

Tickets for the evening are £10 and will include your bidding number and a Hog Roast! These can be purchased at the Saracens Head or by emailing me - anne@anneworle.co.uk

If you really cannot attend on the night but would like to bid on an item the auctioneers are accepting postal bids. Please email me! Or, if you would just like to make a donation to this amazing hospital please visit the auctions JUST GIVING  page.

We really hope to see you there!


xx


The full story behind this auction can be found at An Aunties Tale