Charity Auction

The auction will be held on 19 June 2019 and this year we are joined by Charles Hanson, the celebrity auctioneer and TV personality. The evening comprises a 3-course dinner, with live music and a complimentary drink on arrival.

For more information, please see the poster opposite.
Click on the image to view a larger PDF of the poster.

Useful information about the evening

Dress Code

Men: Dinner jacket/ lounge suit
Women: Long dress/ cocktail dress

On the Night

Bar closes at 12.00 a.m. There will be a charity raffle and silent auction on the night, followed by the Live Auction by Charles Hanson.

Ticket Deadline

The deadline to buy tickets and return your menu choices is Saturday 1st June 2019.

You can book tickets online below:

Do your friends fancy themselves as food critics? Are you surrounded by Domestic Goddesses or are they more familiar with off the shelf? To raise money for the Wainman Trust we invite you to invite your friends over for an evening of all things delicious – well hopefully!

Each person brings a baked item giving a suggested £5 donation on the evening, whether it be cake, pie or tart, we leave that up to you. You may want to have a chocolate themed evening, ask everyone to bake the same thing and have a carrot cake evening or just just let your guests bake their favourites.

What you need to do
(All materials available for download on the Wainman Trust website. Download the instructions here.)

  1. Pick a day and venue and invite your friends using the invitation provided.
  2. When guests arrive, take their entry and give it a Place Card number. Make sure you keep a list of names and corresponding numbers, so you can announce the winner. Try not to let other guests see the entries as they come in, this keeps it truly anonymous until the winner is announced, only you should know.
  3. Hand out the score sheets and let the people eat cake! (In the interests of hygiene you may want to provide a spoon per individual per pudding entry!)
  4. Collect the score sheets and the entry with the highest score is the winner. You could present them with our winners certificate and a small prize of your choosing.
  5. Take a photo of the winner with their bake, send it to us and with their permission we’ll pop it on our website. If they are happy to share their recipe with us, all the better.
  6. Send us any money you have raised.


A massive THANK YOU!


Why not support the Trust by organising your own fundraising event. It doesn’t need to be anything as daring as a parachute jump, just something that gets people involved and raises the Trust’s profile by communicating what we are trying to achieve.

Perhaps you have a skill that you could charge for? One lady is doing French conversation lessons for a week and another is teaching a group how to make successful pavlovas! It’s even more fun if you can involve your family, friends, neighbours, work colleagues or churches too.

If you are thinking of running an event we would be very happy to support you by featuring the event on our facebook page and on the website. Our Directors are also very happy to talk to interested groups about the vision and aims of the Trust. Please contact us to make arrangements.