From an Oscar-winning actress’s handbag to the chance to drive a vintage steam engine – the Stars Appeal Charity Auction has something for everyone.
The auction is being held in conjunction with Lord and Lady Pembroke and is running as a timed online auction until 1st July, with seven premium lots to be sold in a live auction at Wilton House that evening.
Among the tempting lots on offer are bottles of wine, jewellery, vintage handbags and works of art by artists including Sean Henry and Stephen Pettifer. Some of the “money can’t buy” lots include tours of stately homes such as Fonthill, Stourhead, Chettle House and Longford Castle, many including lunch with the hosts. Olivia Colman, star of The Crown, has donated the Prada bag that was made for her appearance at the 2019 Academy Awards, where she won Best Actress for The Favourite.
Salisbury auctioneers, Woolley and Wallis, are hosting the timed auction on their website, where bids can be left on all 59 lots up until 8pm on Friday 1st July. Any bids on the last seven lots (which include tickets to the Ladies’ Semi-Final at Wimbledon, a stay in a Pyrenees farmhouse, and a Banksy artwork donated by Lord and Lady Pembroke themselves) will be actioned later that evening in a live auction.
All proceeds from the auction will go to benefit the Stars Appeal at Salisbury District Hospital, which supports a range of long-term patients from cancer sufferers to premature births. The appeal is aiming to raise £1m over the course of 2022 and more detail as to how the money is planned to be spent can be found on their website at starsappeal.org.
To view the lots and participate in the Stars Appeal auction click here.