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Helicopter flights, weekends away, history, nature, and golf…

…with 13 experiences on offer, you wouldn’t want to miss this chance to bid on a unique set of auction lots.

On Monday 8th July the Rotary Club of Swaffham are hosting their 2024 Charity Golf Day. This year YANA is the chosen charity to receive money raised through this annual event and all have been working hard to offer some unique experiences for you to bid on.

The great news is that you don’t need to be at the golf day! Pre bids are being taken until 2pm on Monday 8th July.

Download the pre-bid form here for one or multiple lots here

Further event information can be seen on the Rotary Club of Swaffham’s website.

No. 1. A Weekend for two in a cosy holiday cottage nr southwold.

Relax and unwind with a stay on the edge of the attractive Sotterley Estate. A one-bedroom detached conversion with a large living area and enclosed garden with a covered deck, and a wood burning stove means the cottage is fully equipped for a cosy stay at any time of year. Numerous walks close by, and homemade breakfast goods provided.

No. 2 Bird-watching tour with picnic at RSBP Minsmere.

Enjoy a day’s guided tour of East Anglia’s most prominent ornithological site with local birder Mike Edgecombe. Minsmere is home to many scarce species and often 70 or more varieties of bird can be seen. A picnic lunch is included and the experience can cater for a maximum of two people.

No. 3 Walking with Hawks.

Swaffham Rotarian, Keith Golden is a registered Falconer and wildlife controller, with a collection of Hawks and Birds of Prey. Two people can bid to join a 2-hour walk in local countryside (by permission of the land owner), where Keith will demonstrate the controlled flying of his Falcons.

Download the pre-bid form here for one or multiple lots here

No. 4 Two Ball at Royal West Norfolk Golf Club, Brancaster.

This exclusive heritage venue is rated in the top 30 of golf courses in the UK & Ireland. Established more than 125 years ago, this special golfing experience combines a competitive and challenging test with a very special reflection of golf as played through the years. (NB the two balls may be played by 4 players.)

No. 5 Four Ball voucher for the Thetford Golf Club.

Visually stimulating and challenging across free draining heath-land. Thetford offers enjoyment for golfers all year round. Valid until 30th July 2025 – any day, after 11.00am. “Make no mistake, it’s a class act” – Golf World.

No. 6 Four Ball voucher for Swaffham Golf Club with an all-day breakfast.

Arrange to play this most enjoyable golf course here at Swaffham. The offer includes a generous and hearty all-day breakfast for all four players either before or at the end of your round. Book through the Office.

No. 7 Improve your game.

With Swaffham Golf professional, Nic Cairns, soak up all you can in this ½ hour short game tuition. Treat yourself, or patronize an under-performing team member!

Download the pre-bid form here for one or multiple lots here

No. 8 A Day in the Life of a Conservation Warden at Holkham Estate.

A Conservation tour of the Holkham Estate for 3 people. Enjoy the nature and wildlife of a full day’s guided tour of the vast Holkham Nature Reserves and Estates – to see the extensive flocks of geese and other ornithology, discuss the eco-development, and learn of the land management policies and pitfalls. A unique opportunity for up to THREE persons.

No. 9 Clay shooting.

Chalk Farm (situated on A47 just west of Swaffham) invites 2 lucky bidders to their Clay Shooting Grounds. The experience is equally suitable for novices, or experienced participants. With coaching and a variety of ‘Stands’ – gun & cartridges supplied. Anticipated two hours duration.

No. 10 Helicopter flight.

A fabulous sightseeing trip for 3 people for 45 minutes to fly high over the North Norfolk coast and other local sites of interest. Choose your own date and route and grab this terrific opportunity to see beautiful Norfolk from a completely new angle.

Download the pre-bid form here for one or multiple lots here

No. 11 Sandringham House tour.

A voucher for two individual tickets to tour the historic house and gardens, set amongst the 20,000 acre estate. Valid for the rest of the 2024 season.

No. 12 Enjoy a unique inshore sailing experience

From Wells-Next-The-Sea, the Coastal Exploration Company will take the lucky bidder on a wonderful adventure, offering the experience of following in the footsteps of fishers and foragers of yesteryear. Delivered with the expertise of the crew of the heritage Mussell flat boat. The trip includes 3 – 4 hours of tidal sailing on the inshore creeks among the salt marshes, with a picnic provided.

No. 13 Norfolk Castles and Forts.

A day trip around the more interesting and less obvious, secret fortifications across Norfolk with Henry Kilvert, local Landscape Historian. For a carful of people (inc Henry!).

View the auction list as a PDF here

For further information contact denis.bishop4042@gmail.com.

The auction will be conducted live by Keys Auctioneers, in the Swaffham Golf Course Clubhouse on the afternoon of Monday 8th July.

Event information can be seen on the Rotary Club of Swaffham’s website.