Friday 17th August 2018
I hope that you are enjoying this glorious weather. As you can image, the outfield at Warnford is like lightning and we have had some very high scores and excellent Hog wins.
Preparations for the President’s Lunch are well advanced and I do hope that you will be able to join me on what promises to be a great day. If you are planning to bring a table, could you please let me know. However, if you would like to attend the lunch but are not in a specific party, we will, of course, be delighted to see you and will organise a place on a suitable, convivial table. Do please come!
Our auction donors have been exceptionally generous this year and we have a great list of lots on which our auctioneer, Tom Lofts, will work his magic.
Lots confirmed thus far are:
- A week in the summer in a luxury 9-bedroom chalet in Morzine in the heart of the French Alps – sleeps 16-25, hot tub, mountain bikes, close to the chair lift, wonderful alpine walking, 3 golf courses nearby
- A week in a lovely ski-ing apartment in Val d’Isere – perfect for winter sports
- A week in an apartment on the Grand Canal, Venice – just as Canaletto painted it
- A week in a stunning villa in the Algarve
- A week in spring in a luxury farmhouse close to Cognac, France
- A week in a luxury apartment in Mortehoe, North Devon
- A morning on Fergal O’Brien’s Gallops in the Cotswolds followed by farmhouse breakfast
- A day’s fishing for 2 rods on a choice of beats on the Rivers Test and Dever at Newton Stacey
- A day’s racing at Newbury Racecourse
- A day at Champney’s Forest Mere health spa
- 500 top quality, top size daffodils from De Jager
- A load of seasoned logs – perfect for your wood burner – including delivery within 30 miles of Warnford
- A cravat in Hog colours – made by Mrs President – perfect for the Long Room at Lord’s
- An original Hog blazer – owned by Rex Chester, President 1980-1983 and our former landlord
- A unique Hog walking stick crafted by Mike Adams
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More detail on all these lots and others will follow soon. If you are unable to join me on the day and would like to bid for one or more of the auction lots, do please contact me with your bid.
I look forward to hearing from you.