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Red Squirrel South West Auction Lots

Presenting the auction lots for the Red Squirrel South West 2019 fundraiser!

If you are interested in placing a bid, please email Charlotte Gannon at with your chosen lot(s) and
your maximum amount before 5pm on Friday 18th October.

  1. Olivia Kennaway Red Squirrel photo

A framed print (approximately 39x31cm) of the ‘The smell of spring’ by Olivia Kennaway. This image won Nikon’s photo of the month and captures the inquisitive nature of the red squirrel as this individual takes a sniff of the daffodils.

  1. No1 print of Commissioned painting for RSSW by local wildlife artist – Eleanor Ludgate

The no1 print of a very limited edition commissioned by a benefactor for Red Squirrel South West by local wildlife artist, Eleanor Ludgate. Eleanor produced this item for her ‘Devon’s Nature in Art’ collection and was inspired by the free-range red squirrels in the walk-through enclosure at Escot Park.

  1. A day sail and picnic in Poole harbour

A day sail in the Solent area with sumptuous picnic on board – possibly to be enjoyed in an anchorage on the Isle of Wight or on the beautiful Beulieu River in the New Forest. The day would suit a party of 2-3 people and all refreshments will be provided! You will be sailing on board ‘Stowaway’, a classic 32ft 1964 Camper & Nicholson sloop. We can do as much or as little sailing as you like, alsodependant on the weather, of course!

  1. Beautiful Days tickets x2 – August 2020

2 tickets to the award winning, best UK family music festival Beautiful Days, being held at Escot Park for the 18th year on 21st-23rd August 2020.

  1. Fishing Flies Display

Red and grey squirrel tails have been used for centuries in the noble art of fly tying and are in fact one of the finest materials in the world especially when dyed, producing a range of famous salmon and sea-trout flies. Charles Dutton has mounted a unique display of fishing flies made from grey squirrel tails onto a small wooden branch.

  1. Tickets x 2 – Boyzone Thank You and Goodnight Tour – London Palladium Monday, October 21st, 2019 (concert is SOLD OUT)

After 25 years together, 6 UK #1 singles and 5 UK #1 albums, Boyzone are embarking on their final ever tour ‘Thank you and Goodnight’, with the sold out curtain call on October 21st.

  1. Tickets x 2 – Adam Ant Friend or Foe Tour – Torquay Princess Theatre – 7th December 2019

Following a world tour to sold-out venues throughout the United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, pop icon Adam Ant will perform his landmark, solo album Friend or Foe for the first time, live in its entirety across the UK. Adam Ant’s extensive hits include the classics Antmusic, Dog Eat Dog, Goody Two Shoes, Prince Charming, Kings of The Wild Frontier, and the award-winning Stand and Deliver.

  1. Tickets x 2 – In conversation with the Sopranos – London Palladium 17th May 2020

The Sopranos is universally hailed as the most ground-breaking series of all time. Recently ranked by Rolling Stone as “the greatest TV show of all time” the show remains a prominent, powerful cultural force. To mark 20 years of The Sopranos, three of the biggest characters from the seminal hit show will come to The London Palladium for an up close and personal ‘In Conversation’ style show.

  1. Tickets x 4 – The Original Harlem Globetrotters – O2 Arena – 1st March 2020

The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the most electrifying athletes on the planet, will bring their spectacular show to The O2 as part of their 2020 Pushing the Limits World Tour on Sunday 1 March 2020.

Featuring a star-studded roster, every game will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequalled fan interaction. After the game, Globetrotter stars will sign autographs and take photos with fans. The Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivalled in the world of family entertainment.

  1. Dog & hawk experience

A half day countryside experience to include gundogs, a free flying harris hawk and ferreting about with Gamegoer Country Displays. As seen at Devon County Show, Countryfile Live, Children in Need and many other prestigious events. Bring your own dogs along and benefit from one to one training; be they working dogs or pets, with a professional trainer surviving 40 years in the trade. Race ferrets, outwit the know-all spaniel, and other hilarious fun & games! Light refreshments provided. A very fun and interesting event for any family or four adults.

  1. Stourhead private garden tour and lunch for 2

Generously donated by a member of the family. Guided walk for 2 around the world famous Stourhead Gardens, a 1,072-hectare estate in Wiltshire in the company of Edward Hoare an environmental philanthropist who was born in the House. With hills, water and classical architecture overlaid by a fabulous collection of trees and shrubs, Stourhead was described as ‘a living work of art’ when first opened in the 1740s. Meandering paths offer vistas through trees to classical temples and surprises at every turn. Followed by lunch at the Spread Eagle Inn, a pub set in the estate.

  1. Squirrel sculpture

The ‘Hope’ squirrel cold-cast copper sculpture was a unique piece of artwork designed by Kirsty Armstrong for the Red Squirrel Survival Trust’s 2012 volunteer of the year awards. They were presented at Alnwick castle by his Grace the Duke of Northumberland and has been generously donated to us by one of the winners.

  1. Golf vouchers for 4 players (3 separate lots)

3 vouchers entitling the winning bidder to a round of golf for 4, courtesy of M.J. Baker Food Service:

1 for Dartmouth Golf and Country Club

1 for Lanhydrock Golf Club.

1 for Woodbury Park Golf Club

  1. Shetland woollen scarf

Woven using Shetland wool from sheep born and raised in East Devon.


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