This year we have decided NOT to have a silent auction at the Hunt Ball. We are giving our generous donors and bidders a year off, as a thank you for all their goodwill and support. Hopefully they will remember our kindness next year, when we come asking, cap in hand again!
There is, however, a continued need to raise some vital funds, so you’re not completely off the hook…!! Instead, we plan to have a small number of high value prizes that we are going to auction on the evening. These are going live before the hunt ball to give everyone a chance to warm up before the big night.
The project we need to raise money for is the hounds ‘summer lodges’. Essential refurbishment work is needed due to inevitable wear and tear. This will involve new roofs, restoration of the beams and re-rendering the walls. Doing this work will make a huge difference to the care and management of the hounds during their summer down time.