Orphantrust » Silent Auction

We will be holding a silent auction at our launch event. You can see some of the brilliant items on offer below. Get your bid in early by emailing mina@orphantrust.co.uk

Lovedesh Artisan Slow Wood Fired Curry Experience for 4

Bringing a little bit of Bangladesh to Brits who love their curry. Put away the barbeque as Yasmin Choudhury, founder of Lovedesh®, a new philanthropic brand for poorest stigmatised nations – brings the outdoor wood fired Bangladeshi curry cooking experience to your home. Yasmin has already been featured The Guardian, Conde Naste Traveller and will soon be appearing on a new competitive cooking show for Channel 4 – called ‘Win it, Cook It’.  One the day, you will learn from Yasmin how to smash spices on a granite slab into wet pastes. Then cook a traditional Bangladeshi curry over a wood fire. Expect it to be smoky and delicious. This technique is still used by rural villagers in Bangladesh. This is a daily way of cooking for a vast majority of the population who do not have gas and still cook using wooden fires.  Delicious, fragrant and authentic with a smoky, woody flavour that is simply so more-ish. A long process but worth the wait. Yasmin’s dish has already caught the attention of many food critics and bloggers. Watch this short film to hear the reviews and to get a sneak peep of what to expect: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DwoKloSCa4


 2 Nights B&B In Beautiful Devon Village

 Offer for 2 people Peaceful Bed and breakfast accommodation near Hatherleigh in Devon. With your own large bath/shower room and a hot tub in the garden.

Hatherleigh is 34 miles from the beautiful City of Exeter (45 minutes by car), you will pass by from London. Bude beach is 35 minutes West by car, National Trust Castle Drogo ( built by Edwin Lutyens  and currently under going a very interesting restoration project, do not miss it) and also the Finch Foundry museum are both within 30 minutes drive. Both have beautiful walks.

For your evening meal we would happily deliver you safely to a local public house or restaurant and pick you up afterwards( taxis are unusual here!) The duke of York , Iddesleigh- 7 minutes, The red Room-Hatherleigh- 5 minutes, there are also 2 public houses in Hatherleigh.

 If you would like to splash out at a Michelin star restaurant- Michael Caine’s at Gidleigh Park is also 35 mins drive, in Chagford, an interesting place to visit and walk. The Three Crowns has very good food, there are many other tea rooms to try.

Dartmoor: Okehampton is 15 minutes drive onto the moor .Tavistock is 35 minutes drive over Dartmoor, an interesting pannier Town, stop a along the way to admire the views.



Pair Of Tickets to the Roundhouse Theatre with Access to the Members Lounge

The Roundhouse is a Grade II* listed former railway engine shed in Chalk Farm, London, which has been converted into a performing arts and concert venue. A guaranteed good night out.  Donated by www.roundhouse.org.uk

Two Gas Boiler Services

You have been meaning to get your boiler serviced haven’t you? This silent auction item is for two services from very nice guys. Donated by www.citygasservices.co.uk

Two Nights Bed and Breakfast for Two People at Hall’s Mill House, Huntingon

Enjoy two nights in this beautiful, relaxing location situated in the Arrow Valley on the English/Welsh border. Donated by Felicity Jack.


Cupcake Decorating class for 4 by Cupcake Queen Sairha Hussain

She makes great cupcakes but it the decorating that leaves you in awe. Sairha will travel to your home and share with you the tricks and skills of prefect decoration, making you the envy of everyone at the school cake sale!

Cocktail Masterclass for 10 at Cinnamon Kitchen Anise Bar

The perfect ice breaker for an exciting team building event or a fantastic present for friends and family, the experts at the Anise Bar guide you through mixing and matching premium spirits with deliciously spiced ingredients as well as a few tricks of the trade along the way. Learn the secrets behind Anise’s signature cocktails and the art of making incredible cocktails.

Indonesian Handcrafted Teak wheel

This contemporary design is a eye-catching centerpiece for any room. Hand made from Teak root, each stand is unique. The front & back of each is designed with a rib-like effect. The shape has been left to nature all of the holes and cracks are natural characteristics that give each of these it’s beautiful character.

Two Tickets to Any Show at London’s Soho Theatre

Fantastic theatre, fantastic prize. Buy this one for a guaranteed good night out. Donated by Jaqui Gellman.

Professional Photo shoot by top London Photographer Sadie Knox

An ideal experience to fun family shoot, treat yourself to a mini portfolio session at Bizzy Studios home to one of UKs largest child model agencies. Using state-of-the-art technology and equipment to deliver high quality images that you will adore.  Your 1 hour modelling session will include 3 outfit changes, hair and make up if required and 5 high resolution digital copies to keep. This is a fantastic experience with results you will keep for ever. Maximum 5 people

DONATED BY  Sadie Knox   www.bizzystudios.com

Original watercolour of Piccadilly Circus by Helen Lee

Helen is a watercolour artist who enjoys painting the world around her. She often includes an architectural component in her work and enjoys using ink to structure the images she makes. Her brush marks are loose and bold giving an impression of what she sees. Helen is presently researching the concept of what it means to be British and is working on a series of paintings which describe some of the eccentricities and foibles of the British.

Guided Tour of National Gallery for up to 6 People

Do you want to get more out of your visits to galleries and exhibitions?  This is an hour long talk at the National Gallery for up to 6 people (grown-ups and/or children) focusing on three or four paintings. It is a fun, interactive way to learn more about how to look at art, gaining a deeper understanding of composition, style, and content.  The talk can be general, or focus on a specific subject, style or period of painting - Gilly will tailor the talk to fit your interests and the make-up of your group.

Gilly Hatch is an artist and art historian who has talked on art in galleries for the last 27 years, working with both children and adults.  Her employers include the National Gallery, the Wallace Collection, the Courtauld,  and University College London.

Value:  £150

Hydrotherm 3D massage – lasting 1 hour

A unique experience shaped from 20 years working holistically with mind and bodywork.

10 Twisted Yoga Sessions

Twisted yoga brings benefits of Yoga to all no matter what your experience. It employs a combination of physical postures(asanas), breathing (prana) exercises, cleansing process and mindful awareness of the physical and subtle bodies to prepare for contemplation and meditation. Classes held in studio in New Barnet, London

Personal Training Sessions at Results Studio Muswell Hill

What ever your goal, what ever your target, these expert trainers will help you achieve your results.  All  trainers believe in the 30 min high intensity circuit style system. They mix cardio exercises like boxing and rowing in with resistance training like squats and presses. This is scientifically proven to be a much more effective way to train no matter what your prime goal.

Lucy Loveheart framed and signed print of ’ World of Hope’ commission piece for The Orphan Trust

Step in the Magical world of Lucy Loveheart – International artist, illustrator and designer. Lucy’s distinctively naive style is highly sought-after with easily recognisable products.  She has  produced a wonderful range of paintings, prints, children’s books, giftware and fabrics, many of which have since become collectors items. Lucy’s work has been used in many different areas, from publishing, fabrics, and ceramics to cards, murals, advertising and catalogues – not to mention her own paintings which sell in galleries or are privately commissioned.