More than 50 lots are up for grabs, including a private dining experience for 10 at celebrity chef Tom Kerridge’s Michelin-starred pub The Hand & Flowers and football memorabilia including a Harry Kane signed shirt.

The auction is open to everyone and people can bid here havenhouseauction.com from the comfort of their homes right up until 9pm on Wednesday 2 December.

Prizes also include a luxury stay at Chateau de Berne in France, short breaks in Brighton and Dorset, a McLaren Team Cap signed by Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris, a selection of artwork from some top artists and a Christian Louboutin clutch bag.

    

The online auction, which opens today (Wednesday 18 November), usually takes place at the hospice’s annual ball, which unfortunately this year was cancelled due to the pandemic.

Supporter of the hospice television presenter and Doctor Ranj Singh said: “This time last year I had the privilege of hosting Haven House’s ball alongside my friend and amazing dance partner Janette Manrara. Sadly, the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the hospice greatly and the event has not been able to go ahead this year.

However, we still have something very exciting for you. We have a fantastic online auction lined-up that I would love for you to support. There’s are lots of wonderful prizes up for grabs and by bidding you will be supporting the vital work of the hospice and you will be making a difference to the hundreds of children and families supported by the charity each year.

Prizes start from just £25, so whether you are looking for the perfect Christmas gift, a new designer handbag or a holiday there really is something for everyone.

Joanna Merritt, Special Events Manager at Haven House, said: The auction will raise much-needed funds during the most challenging time in our seventeen-year history.

We would like to thank the many companies and individuals who have supported by donating prizes. Every act of kindness really does make a difference. Your support will help us continue to provide the exceptional care for which we are known.

Thank you to our auction sponsors; Orbian Management, Galliard Homes, Centor Insurance and Risk Management and David Rothstein.

A special mention to our volunteer Richard Barker who has spent every day since the start of 2020 sourcing such fabulous prizes.

The auction is open to everyone and people can bid here havenhouseauction.com from the comfort of their homes right up until 9pm on Wednesday 2 December.