Festive Silent Auction in aid of The Blossom Appeal

festive silent auction in aid of the blossom appeal

As you might remember See Suffolk is part of The Blossom Appeal 2022 Club. We are fundraising for a state-of-the-art £5.3 million Breast Care Centre at Ipswich Hospital, and as part of this, we are hosting a Festive Silent Auction in aid of The Blossom Appeal!

The Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity has set up The Blossom Appeal to fundraise to build a breast clinic, imaging department and screening centre all under one roof. By incorporating all elements of breast care, appointments will be made much more efficient and easier for the patient. The new centre is expected to open in 2022, so the appeal needs the help of local businesses and the general public to raise the final figure.

Please take a look at the ‘Lots’ below which have been kindly donated by local businesses. If you’d like to bid on any of the items, then please email the following information to seesuffolk@hotmail.com :

  • Lot Number
  • Your Name
  • Telephone Number
  • Email Address
  • Your bid in £

The auction will commence on Sunday 12th December 2021 until midnight on Wednesday 15th December 2021. Every ‘bidder’ will be invited to the Silent Auction event, held on Zoom, at 7pm on Thursday 16th December 2021.

During the Zoom event the winners will be announced and if two or more people have bid the same price on an item, then they can either ‘live’ bid at the event or I can pull a name from a hat.

Winners will be sent a link direct to the charity to donate.

You must live in the UK and be over 18 years old to enter. For full terms and conditions, please click here.

Lot 1

Cashmere & Silk Jumper from Homespun Clothing

lot 1 yellow jumper festive silent auction in aid of the blossom appeal

Homespun Clothing is delighted to offer a luxurious cashmere/silk jumper from their Spring/Summer collection. This piece feels wonderful against the skin and the colour is perfect for the season ahead.

Shop for Homespun Clothing at New Street Market in Woodbridge.

Current Highest Bid: £28.82
(RRP £175.00)

Lot 2

Premium Aerial Photography Package from Harrier Aerial

aerial photography session

A Premium Aerial Photography Package from Harrier Aerial for those that need a comprehensive photoshoot! Ideal if you want several awesome aerial photos of an event, property, tourist attraction, etc.


  • 60 minutes flying time.
  • 20 Megapixel images, which we can scale up to 80 Megapixels for prints or large displays.
  • Unlimited photos taken during flying time.
  • Up to 20 professionally edited aerial images.
  • We can usually arrange your shoot within a few days, though this is subject to location, weather & prior commitments.
  • Location within 25 miles of Southwold.

Current Highest Bid: £30
(RRP £199+)

Lot 3

Original Lino Print Artwork by Unruly Print

unruly print

Biscuit Totem is an original lino print artwork made by Andy from @unruly_print in his Suffolk studio.

The design includes a selection of family favourite biscuits, including a Nice biscuit, Party Ring, Jammie Dodger, Bourbon biscuit and Pink Wafer. Each biscuit is hand-inked, hand-carved and hand-printed, with the heart inside the Jammie Dodger hand-finished. This print is an ideal gift for biscuit lovers to hang in their home office or kitchen, it makes a great artwork for a child’s nursery and it’s a fab way to let someone know you think they’re “really sweet”!

This signed lino print is hand-printed onto high quality, acid-free A4 art paper (made in the UK) and is ready for you to frame, crop or hang as you wish. With over 50 original designs please be sure to check out Unruly Print; https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Unrulyprint

Current Highest Bid: £15

Lot 4

Weekend in a Camping Pod at Mill Hill Farm Campsite

camping pod

Spend a relaxing weekend in a lakeside Camping Pod at Mill Hill Farm Campsite. A 2-night weekend stay for two in March 2022 (your choice of weekend dates). Please click here to find out all about the camping pods, what to expect from your stay and what is included.

The site is just a short drive to the Suffolk Coast being perfectly situated to explore Dunwich, Minsmere, Walberswick and Aldeburgh. The pods are ideal for those who enjoy fishing with direct access to the lakes.

Current Highest Bid: £200
(RRP £240+)

Lot 5

Social Media Audit & Consultation with Georgia from See Suffolk

marketing consultation

Georgia Watson, founder of See Suffolk and Bloom Content Creation, will provide a Social Media Audit & 2-hour Consultation via Zoom to help you start 2022 with a killer marketing strategy.


  • A review of your social media accounts.
  • What could be improved.
  • Ideas for growing your following.
  • Hashtag research.
  • 2 hour session where we will go through the audit, come up with creative content ideas and a marketing strategy. Together we will build a schedule for you to implement in 2022.

Current Highest Bid: £130
(RRP £150+) 

Lot 6

Screen Printed Birch Ply Clock and Tea Towel from Anna Bird Textiles

birch clock and tea towel

A beautiful screen printed clock made using eco-friendly inks by local artist Anna Bird Textiles, along with a scribble print Tea towel Set.

The clock was printed by overlaying a number of geometric shapes in a variety of colours, each are unique with their own colours and pattern.

Current Highest Bid: £17

Lot 7

Blow Out Bundle from Heavenly Hair, Saxmundham

blow dry

The Blow Out Bundle from Heavenly Hair includes a Blow Dry and one of the following of your choice:

  • Mini scalp and face massage
  • Gel reshape and paint
  • Express facial

Current Highest Bid: £30

Lot 8

Gel-ous Bundle from Heavenly Hair, Saxmundham

gel nails

The Gel-ous Bundle from Heavenly Hair includes a Reshape and Gel Polish and one of the following of your choice:

  • Brow wax
  • Fabulous Blow Dry
  • Reshape & polish for toes

Current Highest Bid: £25

 Lot 9

FabuLash Bundle from Heavenly Hair, Saxmundham


The FabuLash Bundle from Heavenly Hair includes a Lash Lift and one of the following of your choice:

  • Brow tint and wax
  • Lash and brow tint
  • Gel reshape and polish

Current Highest Bid: £20

Lot 10

Facial Bundle from Heavenly Hair, Saxmundham


The Facial Bundle from Heavenly Hair includes an Express Facial and one of the following of your choice:

  • Blow Dry
  • BNS Massage
  • Full body exfoliation

Current Highest Bid: £30

Lot 11

House Portrait, Custom Commission by InkfulPrintCo

house portrait

An A5 Bespoke House Portrait which will be created by lino printer, Louise McCabe from InkfulPrintCo.

This would be a lovely gift for someone special, or to treat yourself!

Current Highest Bid: £35

Lot 12

The Niche Cocktails Variety Pack

niche cocktails

The perfect gift for a cocktail connoisseur! A Niche Variety Pack of six cocktails from Niche Cocktails, kindly donated by Kate Kelly, The Business Plumber.

The six can Variety Pack includes a mix of Matcha Mojito, Blood Orange Old Fashioned, Pink Grapefruit Pink Fizz, Wild Strawberry Daiquiri, Brazilian Lime Margarita and Mocha Martini.

Niche Cocktails are made entirely from carefully sourced and natural ingredients, and are created at their Suffolk base.

Kate Kelly, The Business Plumber, helps to improve business processes to maximise profit. She provides perspective, insight and experience to help you get your business to the next level.

Current Highest Bid: £25

Lot 13

Christmas Food & Drink Hamper

Christmas hamper

A local Christmas food hamper including:

  • Briarbank Raspberry Milk Stout and Perpendicular golden ale, Briarbank Brewing Company, Ipswich
  • Pump Street Chocolate 60% Ecuador Oat Milk Pump Street Chocolate, Orford.
  • Brown Sauce and Red Onion Marmalade, Stokes Sauces
  • Bacon and Tomato (Vegan & Gluten-free) handcooked potato crisps and Roast Rib of Beef (Vegan & Gluten-free) flavoured handcooked crisps, made with renewable energy, Fairfields Farm
  • Plant Based Oat Vanilla Fudge and Oat Fudge Salted Caramel, Yum Yum Tree Fudge
  • Luxury Christmas Pudding, The Original Matthew Walker, Hanks Deli, Ipswich.
  • Mother’s Ruin Damson Gin, Saltpeter Wines, Woodbridge

Current Highest Bid: £50
(Worth over £50+)

Lot 14

One-of-a-kind silk embroidered bag by The Elvish Tailor

silk bagThis exquisite, silk velvet, art nouveau style bag is perfect for evening use. It is embroidered on one side with stylised morning glory blossoms and on the other with a crescent moon. The silk velvet and embroidery shimmer in the changing light.

The bag is fully lined with a Japanese cotton print of cranes and chrysanthemums embossed with gold. The bag is finished with a hand stitched metal frame and shoulder chain.

This is a one-off design from The Elvish Tailor. The bag measures 9 inches by 6.5 inches excluding the finishing tassel. These bags normally sell for around £90 and have collectors around the world.

Current highest bid: £50

Lot 15

Personal Style Consultation Experience with Fashion Candy Style

pam from fashion candy style

During this 4 hour session with Pam Davis from Fashion Candy Style, you will discover the clothing shapes and colours that suits you best, and cleanse your wardrobe ready to start 2022 afresh.

This is the perfect treat for someone with a big occasion coming up next year or who would like to have a confidence boost.

Delve into the world of fashion with ITV Model and experienced stylist, Pam Davis. The session includes a Personal Style Consultation when you will talk through and discover the clothing shapes that best suit your body type to make you look great. The colour session will highlight the key colours that compliment your skin tone.

Together you will cleanse your wardrobe, leaving you with an uncluttered, versatile working wardrobe for all occasions.

Current highest bid: £50

Lot 16

PYO Flower Experience at Southwold Flower Company

pyo flowers from Southwold flower company

A PYO Flower Experience is the perfect treat for flower lovers who want to wander the field selecting and cutting their own blooms to take home and arrange.

Pop on a pair of wellies or old shoes and make your way to the Southwold Flower Company farm where they will arm you with a pair of snippers and a florist bucket before you head out into the flower fields.

Taking the Pick Your Own option is the perfect way to get the exact flowers you want. It’s also a very relaxing and rewarding way to spend an hour or two, there’s nothing better than seeing beautiful flowers in your own home that you picked yourself. Come with an idea of what you want to take home or simply browse the beds until inspiration strikes!

Available from June – September 2022.

Current highest bid: £50

Lot 17

Bespoke Video for your Business by Ignite Business Growth

marketing videos

Nikki Stock from Ignite Business Growth will create a 1.30min video to promote your business, service or charity. The usual cost per production minute is £300 so this prize is worth £450. Prize includes 15 minute briefing call & two drafts of the video, with the client to provide the outline of story that they will want to tell.

NB prize must be redeemed by 31st March 2022.
Examples can be seen here:


Current highest bid: £250

Lot 18

Handmade Fascinator by Anne Reeder Millinery

anne reeder

A handmade fascinator designed and created by local milliner Anne Reeder. A cream sinamay bow and loops with feathers and faux pearls on a metal hairband.

The fascinator measures approximately 10.5” – 5.5” (27 – 14cms) across and fits any head size. The fascinator is attached to the head with a metal hairband. It can be worn on either side of the head. It is very comfortable and light to wear.

Ideal for special occasions, weddings, the races, garden parties, hen nights and lovely for the mother-of-the-bride or bridesmaids.

Current highest bid: £30

Lot 19

Gift Hamper from Thrive Collective

thrive Christmas gift hamper

A collection of handmade products all kindly donated by Thrive Collective’s amazing local artists and makers.
  • ‘Trust the universe’ print by Frankie Rose illustration
  • Set of Christmas cards by Megan Rose Clark
  • Ceramic mug by At Claire’s House
  • Paper star garland by Aime K Studio
  • 3D printed mini planter by Matt Baldwin Design
  • Magic reindeer food and believe bell by Fox and Bramble
  • Pebble necklace by La Plata Studio
  • Terrazzo trinket dish by Alice Jane Makes
  • Handmade soaps by The Guilt Free Soapery
  • Basil hydroponic herb kit by Hydro Herb
  • Screen printed zipper bag by Joolkat
  • Card collection by Hannah Tooke Illustration
  • Delilah pendent necklace by Alba Jewellery

Current highest bid: £100
(Worth over £200+)

Follow us on Instagram and check this page to keep up to date with the Festive Silent auction: @seesuffolk

To find out more about The Blossom Appeal and how to fundraise go to; http://www.colchesteripswichcharity.org.uk/breast

To join the club visit; http://www.colchesteripswichcharity.org.uk/2022club

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