THE BIG CHRISTMAS....SUMMER AUCTION

It costs around £15,000 every year to erect, maintain, insure, run and take down the Christmas lights. Without local people and businesses running events to raise money, the town of Thirsk would look pretty miserable at Christmas.

We recognise a lot of people think "the council" pay and run these things but that stopped a very long time ago, (although CIT do receive a £500 donation from Thirsk Town Council). As a Community, everybody comes together to raise funds every year and so far we have managed it but funds are dwindling so we need support more than ever if we are to keep the lights operational.

So we and our friends at Christmas In Thirsk have organised a big Christmas Summer Auction to keep the town looking and feeling "Christmasy". Just place your bids for any lots that you fancy in the form below and may the highest bidders win!

PLEASE REFRESH YOUR SCREEN BEFORE BIDDING

  LOT 1   4 x tickets for The Hunted experience in London. Can you outwit the hunters and reach the extraction point by following clues sent to you by mobile and by your contact. Prize donated by Endemol Shine TV     COULD YOU GO ON THE RUN... Change your habits, change your appearance… how would you evade capture? In a world in which your every move is tracked and your every decision monitored, could you avoid being caught? Inspired by the hit Channel 4 TV show and brought to you by the production company behind the format, now it’s your chance to Get Hunted. The Hunted Experience in Partnership with OnePlus sees ordinary members of the public act as fugitives, trying to outwit a team of Hunters. Using the streets of London and your phone, fugitives will be helped by a friendly Contact and her collaborators to evade detection and reach the extraction point. Success is not assured; fugitives will have to solve encrypted clues, collect and bank crypto-currency and gain the trust of the Contact, whilst always staying one step ahead of the Hunters. WANT TO GET HUNTED? You will need to work together, work fast and work cleverly. You will also need to be aware of the following: A fugitive team can have up to 3 players The Hunted Experience lasts for 90 minutes You will need a fully charged internet enabled phone to play The Hunted Experience takes place in East London Wear comfortable shoes and clothing   Current Bid £25

LOT 1

4 x tickets for The Hunted experience in London. Can you outwit the hunters and reach the extraction point by following clues sent to you by mobile and by your contact. Prize donated by Endemol Shine TV

COULD YOU GO ON THE RUN? Change your habits, change your appearance… how would you evade capture? In a world in which your every move is tracked and your every decision monitored, could you avoid being caught? Inspired by the hit Channel 4 TV show and brought to you by the production company behind the format, now it’s your chance to Get Hunted. The Hunted Experience in Partnership with OnePlus sees ordinary members of the public act as fugitives, trying to outwit a team of Hunters. Using the streets of London and your phone, fugitives will be helped by a friendly Contact and her collaborators to evade detection and reach the extraction point. Success is not assured; fugitives will have to solve encrypted clues, collect and bank crypto-currency and gain the trust of the Contact, whilst always staying one step ahead of the Hunters.

WANT TO GET HUNTED? You will need to work together, work fast and work cleverly. You will also need to be aware of the following: A fugitive team can have up to 3 players The Hunted Experience lasts for 90 minutes You will need a fully charged internet enabled phone to play The Hunted Experience takes place in East London Wear comfortable shoes and clothing

Current Bid £30

  LOT 2   2 x first class return rail tickets Choose a day out in style from London to Edinburgh on Grand Central.     Prize donated by Grand central trains   Current Bid £130

LOT 2

2 x first class return rail tickets
Choose a day out in style from London to Edinburgh on Grand Central.

 

Prize donated by Grand central trains

Current Bid £130

  LOT 3   A pair of Premier tickets to Thirsk Races. Choose a date from the 2018 calendar to enjoy a day at North Yorkshire’s finest racecourse.  Prize donated by Thirsk racecourse ltd   Current Bid £50

LOT 3

A pair of Premier tickets to Thirsk Races. Choose a date from the 2018 calendar to enjoy a day at North Yorkshire’s finest racecourse.

Prize donated by Thirsk racecourse ltd

Current Bid £50

  LOT 4   A hot air balloon ride A fabulous flight across North Yorkshire with the Extra Fuel Hot air balloon Team  Prize donated by Extra Fuel Hot air balloon team   Current Bid £200

LOT 4

A hot air balloon ride
A fabulous flight across North Yorkshire with the Extra Fuel Hot air balloon Team

Prize donated by Extra Fuel Hot air balloon team

Current Bid £200

  LOT 5   A golden ticket for Thirsk festival Your golden ticket will give you free access to many of the rides and attractions at this fabulous event and includes a £10 food voucher and much more. Prize donated by Thirsk festival committee   Current Bid £24

LOT 5

A golden ticket for Thirsk festival
Your golden ticket will give you free access to many of the rides and attractions at this fabulous event and includes a £10 food voucher and much more. Prize donated by Thirsk festival committee

Current Bid £24

  LOT 6   A night at the bingo You and 3 friends can enjoy a night at the bingo with all your tickets and a bottle of fizz taken care of at Thirsk town hall.. Prize donated by Thirsk Christmas Lights team .    Current Bid £30

LOT 6

A night at the bingo
You and 3 friends can enjoy a night at the bingo with all your tickets and a bottle of fizz taken care of at Thirsk town hall.. Prize donated by Thirsk Christmas Lights team.

Current Bid £30

  LOT 7   Breakfast for two Enjoy a full cooked breakfast at Thirsk’s famous Arabica coffee shop in the heart of the town. Prize donated by Arabica coffee shop, Thirsk   Current Bid £30

LOT 7

Breakfast for two
Enjoy a full cooked breakfast at Thirsk’s famous Arabica coffee shop in the heart of the town.
Prize donated by Arabica coffee shop, Thirsk

Current Bid £30

  LOT 8   A set of family tickets to York Unleashed - York’s biggest and best comic con is back! Superheroes, Star Wars, Harry Potter and a fantastic array of special guests - fun for all the family. Prize donated by unleashed events   Current Bid £14

LOT 8

A set of family tickets to York Unleashed - York’s biggest and best comic con is back! Superheroes, Star Wars, Harry Potter and a fantastic array of special guests - fun for all the family. Prize donated by unleashed events

Current Bid £14

  LOT 9   Co-host the morning show with Dougie and Cathie on YO1 radio Co present your own choice of music and banter on a truly local radio station. Prize donated by YO1 Radio   Current Bid £60

LOT 9

Co-host the morning show with Dougie and Cathie on YO1 radio
Co present your own choice of music and banter on a truly local radio station. Prize donated by YO1 Radio

Current Bid £60

  LOT 10   A car valet - A full car valet at Thirsk’s premier body shop and Mot garage. Prize donated by Rws Autos, South Kilvington Thirsk   Current Bid £68

LOT 10

A car valet - A full car valet at Thirsk’s premier body shop and Mot garage. Prize donated by Rws Autos, South Kilvington Thirsk

Current Bid £68

  LOT 11   A painting commemorating 100 years of the RAF depicting the red arrows. This beautiful little painting encompasses the excitement of the RAF in this centenary year. Prize donated by Local artist Jan Breeds   Current Bid £50

LOT 11

A painting commemorating 100 years of the RAF depicting the red arrows.
This beautiful little painting encompasses the excitement of the RAF in this centenary year. Prize donated by Local artist Jan Breeds

Current Bid £50

Payments for the winning bids will accepted by bank transfer, cheque or cash donations in person

Bidding for lots will close on Monday 23rd July at 10am