Bid for the countryside

  • Support the Countryside Alliance by bidding in the Countryside Internet Auction

    The Countryside internet auction and the national Host-a-Roast dinner party are being held for the second year in a bid to raise funds for the CountrysideAlliance.

    The auction, kindly hosted by iBrax.com, will run from 17 October until midnight on Saturday 27 October, the night of the Host-a-Roast.

    The first Countryside internet auction held over the same period lastOctober attracted 18,000 bids and raised a total in excess of £70,000.

    It was undoubtedly one of most innovative and successful fund-raising events of its kind.

    Given the difficulties with many of the events on the Countryside Alliance calendar, the Alliance is hoping to raise even more money this year.

    To ensure this is the case, the lots at this year’s auction are even morespectacular than last year, which featured over 80 hunting lots, 24 equestrianlots and 15 racing lots.

    Already, six weeks before the event is scheduled, the Countryside Alliance has been donated hunting days with the Beaufort, Heythrop, Old Berkshire, Portman, Suffolk, High Peak Harriers, Claro Beagles and the Southdown and Eridge packs.

    There are also opportunities to visit the racing yards of Nicky Henderson and Kim Bailey, as well as an opportunity to enjoy a picnic at a “secret location” with Marcus Armytage.

    Artist Daniel Crane has offered a framed print of his latest watercolour, “Safe and Sound”, and there are tickets on offer to see the Spanish Riding School of Vienna at the NEC, Birmingham.

    Other lots include fishing days out, holidays, art, clothing, shooting and craftware.

    For more information, visit www.ibrax.com

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