This Friday, we are having a bit of a do….. a massive, tender, tasty Gazegill Organics piggy, roasted whole over a rather terrifying looking spit-roaster that starts cooking the delicious beast around 8am on Friday morning!!
We are also having a charity auction and, quite a few people have already been in touch to see if I could let them know what some of the items coming up for auction are likely to be!
Here are a few….. you know where we are if you want to make us a ridiculous offer we couldn’t possibly refuse!
The charity is Derian House, a place which provides comfort, rest, respite and a service which I hope absolutely none of you have to use, but know some will have to sadly.
A children’s hospice dedicated to caring for children who have life-shortening illnesses, they rely completely on donations and do a totally amazing job.
Some of our excellent customers, friends, family, suppliers and local businesses have already given a huge amount for us to auction on Friday…… here’s a little heads-up on some of the items!
or text “PIGS55 followed by the donation amount” to 70070
eg PIGS55 £5
Have a little peep…….. it’s heart-warming….
The Auction Lots
LOT 1: Bob Kay, the very best local taxi-driver in the 1Ribble Valley, will ferry up to 4 people to & from anywhere in the RV….(But preferably to & from The Red Pump Inn he says J ).. Estimated value £priceless!! Contact Bob Kay from High Life Travel on the dedicated number 01200 400129
LOT 2: Colin Burbidge, from the most excellent Lancashire Wine School, is offering a place on a Saturday Wine Tasting Experience. Slosh, swoosh, taste & spit to your hearts’ content with the very best of Lancashire talent! Estimated value £75….. www.thelancashirewineschool.com
LOT 3: Rachel Howarth, A Ribble Valley Holistic Therapist, specializing in Reiki, reflexology, Indian Head Massage is offering a course of 4 reflexology session in her Billington “White Tiger Healing” Centre. Estimated value over £100! Check Rachel out on www.whitetigerhealing.co.uk
“LOTS” OF BEER!!!! (geddit geddit???)
LOT 4a: 2 x bottled beers from Moorhouses Brewery! Premier Bitter & Black Cat Bottled ales….. we’ve got 4 of them! Check out Moorhouses Burnley on http://www.moorhouses.co.uk
LOT 4b: Selection of bottled beers from Tirril Brewery! 3 x bottles, Brewsters, Penine Pilsner and Old Faithful! Check Tirril out at www.tirrilales.co.uk
LOT 4c: Selection of bottled ales from Ilkley Brewery. 2 bottles, one each of Stout Mary and Mary Jane, with a presentation glass too! www.ilkleybrewery.co.uk
LOT 5: John Garrod from Ribble Valley’s own Ology Coaching is a Business Growth Consultant & Leadership Coach & he is offering a 2.5 hour business coaching session to get your business on track and you focused for its growth. Estimated Value £250…. Wow! Top Guy!…. Www.ologycoaching.co.uk
LOT 6: The divine Maurizio and Cinzia at La Locanda authentic Italian restaurant in Gisburn, have offered to tickle the tastebuds of two guests with dinner…. Estimated value £40…. Yum yum yum! www.lalocanda.co.uk
LOT 7: Alan & Sue Humphries, Bone Fide fully paid-up members of the East Lancs TVR Club and all-round good-eggs are offering two lucky peeps, not one but two TVRs to ferry them around the RV for a couple of hours, preferably ending up here at the Red Pump Inn for a spot of lunch!…. £priceless!
LOT 8: The Magnificent Simon Entwistle, Winner of the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2012-13 and now nominated in the National Tourism Awards as a National Superstar! He is the only person to go to for historical tours of Lancashire is offering two people a Ghost Walk of either Clitheroe or Whalley! Estimated Value £priceless! Visit www.tophattours.co.uk
LOT 9: Sarah Hopkins from the lovely Igloo in Clitheroe. IGLOO is 3 floors of eclectic gifts and design led furniture for the home and also provides a local one stop destination if you need a gift for a wedding, birthday or just want to indulge yourself! . Sarah @ Igloo has 4 lots
9a: Keep Calm Union Jack Hamper value £30
9b: 4 x Cath Kidson mugs Value £24
9c: Gorgeous Bashful Bear. Value £25
9d: wonderfully indulgent ladies hamper of goodies! Value £0
Check out Igloo at www.facebook.com/igloointeriors
LOT 10: Award winning Lancashire Floral Designer Angela Coulson from Petal & Twig, has designed a special display for tonight’s charity do….. Petal & Twig’s mission is about creative natural floral design, promoting seasonal flowers and local sourcing whenever we can. They can advise on more sustainable sourcing of floral decorations for customers looking for more eco-friendly options too! Check this out for a magnificent centre-piece on the table this weekend! Value £100 Contact Angela on www.petalandtwig.co.uk
LOT 11: Townson’s family butchers in Brierfield have put together a delicious hamper of excellent Lancashire produce! Eat Local Peeps! J. Value £55 www.townsonbutchers.com 01282 614925
LOT 12: The gorgeous Susan Watson, presents some gorgeous hand-made jewelry for auction. Wow!
LOT 13: Master Chimney Sweeper Ian Lancaster of Acorn Chimney Sweeps in Burnley is offering a full sweep for your solid fuel chimney up to £55….. Visit Ian or if the winning bidder does not has a solid fuel fire, a gas service on a boiler or gas fire. Value £45. Check Ian and Cheryl out on www.acornchimneys.co.uk
LOT 14: Ian & Emma at Gazegill Organic Farm in Rimington have donated a cracking hamper of their deliciously wonderful meats…. Estimated value £100 visit www.gazegillorganics.co.uk to have a look around their fabulous farm and shop! Eat Local Peeps! J
LOT 15: Judith Dawson of Dawson’s in Clitheroe, has donated a pair of Darlington Crystal Red Wine Glasses. Estimated value £25…. www.dawsonsdepartmentstore.co.uk
LOT 16: Chipping’s very own farmer and Master butcher Bob Robinson has donated a hamper of yumminess! Est. value £50 Chck out www.robinsonsbutcherschipping.co.uk oooh and the sister company http://www.unclebobsicecream.co.uk Eat Local Peeps! J
LOT 17: Steven Mansell from Mansell’s Café in the Swan Courtyard in Clitheroe makes the most amazing cakes. We have a chocolate wonder here tonight. Est.value £priceless!!!. Mansell’s Coffee Shop, 3 Swan Courtyard, Castle Street, Clitheroe, BB7 2DQ 01200 425129
LOT 18: A divine hamper of luxurious goodies from the lovely Melt Candles at Backridge….including a £20 gift voucher. Total est. value at £75…. http://www.themeltco.com
LOT 19: The lovely peeps at Automotion in Clitheroe, have donated a super cool black JDBug Scooter! £80! These guys are for all your motoring, leisure & cycling needs! www.automotionuk.net
LOT 20: ORDER! ORDER! Our Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons Nigel Evans has donated a bottle of House Of Commons Claret! Top Guy! Est. value £ priceless!
LOT 21: Jonathan Myerscough…..The host with the most, has offered up his prized, beloved, framed Esso coin collection of the 1970 World Cup England Squad……. Est. value £35…… check out Jon’s other stuff in the Coach-House of the Red Pump Inn….. gorgeous hand-restored quirky antiques with modern fabrics and unique twists! Please have a look at www.facebook.com/turnleg
LOT 22: A divine, lovingly hand-made, fleece-backed, patchwork quilt by the lovely Mrs R. McWilliams in Chipping……. Est value £ absolutely priceless!
LOT 23: Tedd Walmsley, Managing Director at Live Magazines has donated a single page advert space in either Live Ribble Valley or Live Preston and Fylde or indeed a half page in both for auction. Est value is £575. www.live-magazines.co.uk 20,000 published & circulated!
LOT 24: A magnificent collection of travel guides from the guru of seriously good travelling in the UK and World, Alastair Sawday’s, who have featured the Red Pump Inn in their Special Places Of Britain Guides since 2008 have come up trumps with this fab set for the serious traveller! www.sawdays.co.uk Value £ WOW!
LOT 25: A foody goody-hamper, made by the fair hands of Martina Myerscough, General Dogsbody @ TRPI
Smoked salmon pate with mascarpone and fennel
All-butter shortbread biscuit bundle, poppy-seed biscuit bundle & a lavender biscuit bundle.
Home-made dukkah (a totally addictive blend of mixed nuts, seeds and spices) for bread-dipping, salads or adding crunch to a chicken! Also a pineapple and sweet chili relish and some caramelized red onion marmalade
Hand-made peppermint creams dipped in dark chocolate & some home-made garlic & rosemary sea salt.
This hamper will be made whenever you want it so it is totally fresh and exclusive. The winning bidder can nominate the date for collection; 3 days’ notice is required!
We are feeding around 150 people on Friday night and hope to raise a bob or two….. if you can’t join us….. give a quid to Derian House….. xx bless you!