The National Trust in the North East and Yorkshire is embarking on the most unique auction ever in a bid to solve your present buying troubles this Christmas.
From romance to wildlife and everything in between the Trust has it all covered with some fantastic experiences up for grabs including a wedding at Washington Old Hall, a candlelit dinner for two at the top of Souter Lighthouse, a Georgian dinner for eight at Seaton Delaval Hall and a chance to look behind the scenes in Armstrong’s former home – Cragside.
The auction begins on eBay on Tuesday November 22 and all funds raised will go towards helping the National Trust – the UK’s largest conservation charity – to conserve the places they look after including miles of coastline and acres of countryside as well as historic houses, castles and gardens.
The project is being managed by Simon Lee, the National Trust’s new property manager for Lindisfarne Castle and the Northumberland Coast, he said: “As a charity the Trust is always looking for new ways to raise funds for the places we look after. The auction is about us offering people some really unique experiences so that we are able to upkeep some of the region’s most precious landscapes and historic buildings.”
The final details are being put together in the next two weeks with the lots being announced on November 21 and the bidding going live on November 22. All auctions will close on November 29.
Simon continued: “This really is an opportunity to buy somebody a truly one-off Christmas gift that they will never forget, and at the same time, put money to a good cause by supporting local conservation.”
For more details visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/experiencesyne. Keep an eye out for announcements on the National Trust’s social media pages: www.facebook.com/NorthEastNT and www.twitter.com/NortEastNT.