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Town Events Mayor's Diary

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Town Mayor's Fundraising Events and Donations

Town Mayor's Charity Events and Donations 

For further details about the Town Mayor's charity events please contact the Mayor's Secretary   Tel. 01582 463662.  You can also make a donation via the link below.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

The Mayor's Auction of Promises - Closing 5.00pm Wednesday 16 December 

See below all of the fantastic promises on offer! Closing date for bids is 5.00pm Wednesday 16 December.  If you would like to bid, please email jane.juby@harpenden.gov.uk with the item/s you wish to bid for, your bid amount for each, and your contact details (Please note, minimum bid amounts apply to some items).

Where multiple bids for the same winning amount are received, the bidder who submitted the earliest bid will be the winner - make sure you bid first to win!

Happy bidding!

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Putting Lesson with Ken BrownAn amazing opportunity to have a one-on-one putting lesson from Harpenden’s own legendary golfer Ken Brown, five times Ryder Cup player and now a top golf broadcaster and writer. Adults only.

Minimum bid of £150 applies.

Highest bid received = £500

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Harpenden Common Golf Club 4 BallHarpenden Common Golf Club, founded in 1931, have very generously donated a round of golf for 4 people. 

Minimum bid of £80 applies.

Highest bid received = £100

Harpenden Golf Club 4 Ball - Harpenden Golf Club, founded in 1894, have also very kindly donated a round of golf for 4 people.

Minimum bid of £80 applies.

Highest bid received = £100

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Secrets of the Garden Design Consultation - Hana, of Harpenden based Secrets of the Garden Ltd, is a gold medal award winning garden designer who is very kindly offering a two-hour design consultation to help enhance your outdoor space.

Hana will talk you through the options of reflecting your lifestyle needs in your garden layout, or just advise on how to add some specific plants for specific spots. A list of recommended plants will be included. Design drawings will be available for additional charges.

Minimum bid of £50 applies.

Highest bid received = £62

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Fabulously Festive Christmas Cake from Parker & Vine! - One of Harpenden’s favourite independent shops is kindly donating a 1 x 7” Christmas Cake from their 2020 range with a choice of ‘glazed fruit’ or ‘top iced’ topping.

Highest bid received = £20

Get your Business Buzzing with The Harpenden Collective! - The Harpenden Collective is a members’ workspace and co-working community for businesses and individuals and they are offering a fantastic one year’s membership which includes use of a Business Address, Workplan, use of a Meeting Room and printing facilities.  See the link for full details: https://www.theharpendencollective.co.uk/

Minimum bid of £50 applies.

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Ultimate Fitness with the Ultimate Gym Package! - FITT41, based at Rothamsted Research have donated their Ultimate Class Package for 3 months, which includes unlimited 45 minute classes such as Fortitude 41, FITT Club, Ferocity 41 and Assault 41, classes that incorporating circuit based training, full body compound lifts and supplementary exercises and high intensity conditioning workouts.  Also includes unlimited outdoor open gym use per week.  

Minimum bid of £90 applies.

Highest bid received = £100

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One on One Tennis CoachingMr Graham Moores is kindly offering a one hour 1:1 tennis coaching session to improve your playing skills.  Be Wimbledon ready for 2021! Mr Moores is a member of Rothamsted Tennis Club. Adults only. Beginners and improvers welcome.

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Free Dining at Lussmann’s! - Councillor Rosemary Farmer, one of Harpenden’s favourite ladies, is donating a delicious set lunch for 2 at Lussmann’s (Leyton Road) one of Harpenden’s best known and most popular restaurants.

Highest bid received = £50

A Box of French Favourites! - The Friends of Cosne, Harpenden’s twin town in the Loire Valley, are donating a wonderful box of items with a distinctive French flavour, including a bottle of Sancerre, a wine that originates from just outside the town!  All wrapped in the Tricolor colours!

Highest bid received = £25

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French Tuition - Two hours of French tuition via Zoom with Moira Earnshaw, a member of the Friends of Cosne. Beginners and Improvers welcome. Adults only.

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A Jeroboam of Luxury Fizz!Paul Cousin, Deputy Mayor, has offered a Jeroboam (4 bottles) of Berry Bros. & Rudd Champagne.  Berry Bros. & Rudd is Britain’s oldest wine and spirits merchant, and one of the ten oldest family run businesses in the UK.  Holder of two Royal Warrants this 3000ml bottle is perfect to keep on ice until we can meet again with family and friends.

Minimum bid of £75 applies.

Highest bid received = £99

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Meal for Two at an Up and Coming Harpenden BrasserieThe Clubroom Brasserie, a recently opened restaurant and bar in Harpenden High Street, is very kindly offering an opportunity for two people to enjoy a meal in their new venue.  The Clubroom Brasserie offers modern diner style food and a range of cocktails from its Alchemy Cocktail Bar.  Offer includes one main course and drink per person.

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German TuitionA member of the Friends of Alzey, Harpenden’s German twin town, is offering two 45 minute lessons via Skype for anyone who would love the opportunity to learn their first words in German with a native speaker. Adults only.

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Calling all Dog Lovers! - Doggy Day Spa, who are located in Thompson’s Close in the Town, are donating a Mini Groom for your faithful friend.  The Mini Groom is perfect to keep your dog fully brushed out and free of mats and helps to maintain a nice, fluffy coat between full grooms. The Mini Groom includes bath, brushout blow dry, ear clean, nail clip, face, feet and hygiene trim (duration 1 hour).

Puppy Training with Award Winning Albany Pet Services! – Lisa, from Albany Pet Services, has very kindly offered 3 x 1 hour sessions of puppy training for your growing puppy! In these sessions you and your puppy will learn all about dog body language, socialisation and habituation, teaching your puppy basic manners and toilet training, how to deal with your puppy nipping and how to settle and calm your puppy, all in a fun and positive environment. Classes are held in St Albans.

Minimum bid of £100 applies.

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A Massage to Relax and Unwind!Rebecca Jade Beauty & Aesthetics on the High Street, have donated a fantastic relaxing back, neck and shoulder massage, a perfect way to de-stress! Using varying pressures, strokes and stretches along with a combination of oils to suit your mood, this treatment will relax you whilst relieving muscle tension (30 minutes duration).

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Family Photography Experience!Barrett & Coe Photography are offering two of their Family Photography Gift Experience Vouchers.  Each voucher includes one hour’s family photography session, a viewing appointment arranged at your convenience showcasing the images from the session and a framed 8x6” portrait, or credit towards additional products of £85.  Hertfordshire Studios in St Albans, Welwyn, Hitchin, Hertford, Beaconsfield and Chenies.  Other studios located around the UK.

Please submit separate bids for each voucher.

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Modern Photography Mounted PrintsTwo members of the Harpenden Photographic Society have very kindly donated two wonderful prints of their work, mounted and ready for framing:

Ashridge Deer No. 2 by Paul Johnson.  This mounted print is approx. 16” x 20” in size (overall size of mount).

 A Momentous Day by Steve Collins.  This mounted print is approx. 12” x 16” (overall size of mount).

This image was taken on 31st January 2020 - and captures a man picking up the Evening Standard outside Parliament Square Tube. The image captures the two biggest stories of the year…as 31st January was the momentous day that the UK left the EU, AND was also the day of the first two cases in the UK of a new mystery virus that had been reported in Wuhan just a few weeks earlier.

Highest bid received = £50

(www.stevecollinsphoto.co.uk)

 

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***Virtual Bingo Evening - Friday 20 November 7.30pm***

£6.50 minimum donation to enter. Ticket includes entry into a prize draw! Four games of Bingo, prizes for a winning line and full house for each game.

There are some great prizes on offer, including a £25 Serena Hart Gift Voucher, £20 Threads Gift Voucher, £30 Harpenden Arms Bar Tab and a bottle of Champagne!

Please make your donation via the DONATION LINK below and send the email you will receive from Virgin Money Giving to jane.juby@harpenden.gov.uk You will be sent a numbered Bingo Card, details of how to participate in the game (via Zoom) and guidelines for participating. Anyone joining in under 18 years of age must be supervised by an adult at all times during the evening.

DONATION LINK: Town Mayor's Chosen Charities Donation Page All Donations must be made by an adult of 18 years or over.

Poster promoting virtual bingo night

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