Care for Veterans Centenary Charity Auction



Thursday 9 May 2019, 7.30 pm - Hosted at Bellmans - Ticket Entry Only

Bellmans Sussex is hosting the Care for Veterans Centenary Charity Auction on Thursday 9 May 2019.  The sale will comprise of 60 wonderful lots that have been donated, they range from a stay in a country house in France and other holiday resorts, behind the scenes at the BBC with Nicholas Witchell, sporting memorabilia and tickets to amazing events and money-can’t-buy items

The event is Ticket Entry Only – if you would like to apply for a free ticket please contact Care for Veterans on 01903 218444

It will start at 6.30pm with a drinks and canapes reception including entertainment by an amazing magician called Tony Charles and then the auction starts at 7.30pm.  The great news is that Bellmans have waived all usual commission charges so that bidders only pay what they bid and Care for Veterans receives 100% of the hammer price.   All the money raised at the Auction will go to fund the first class and award-winning care and rehabilitation at Care for Veterans. 

If you cannot attend, Care For Veterans are accepting commission bids, telephone bids or bid live via

Some of the lot highlights are:

Lot 21: Behind the Scenes Tour of the BBC with Nicholas Witchell

An amazing opportunity to have a personal behind the scenes tour for two people of the BBC News Operation at Broadcasting House, London, with Newsreader and BBC Diplomatic and Royal Correspondent Nicholas Witchell. You’ll be able to watch either the One o’Clock News going out live, followed by a light lunch with Nicholas, or the Six o’Clock News going out live followed by a light supper with Nicholas – the choice is yours. To be taken on a mutually convenient date and during 2019.

Kindly donated by Nicholas Witchell


Lot 32: Your Chance for Global Fame & Immortality

Peter James, the UK’s biggest selling crime thriller writer who has had 13 consecutive Sunday Times No 1 bestselling novels, offers the winner of this lot the opportunity to have a character with the name of their choice, or a company name, in a future Roy Grace novel. You can choose to be a goody, a baddy, a police officer or even a corpse! Peter James’s series of Det Supt Roy Grace novels are published in 37 different languages, in 52 countries, with world sales of £19 million. Peter is a bestseller in many countries, as well as a New York Times bestseller, so global celebrity or advertising awaits this lucky winner!

Kindly donated by Peter James


Lot 55. A Mercedes Convertible and Stay in the New Forest

A fabulous Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet Convertible will be yours for two days. Travel in style in this amazing car to The Burley Manor Hotel located in the enchanting village of Burley in the New Forest with an overnight stay for 2 people on a bed and breakfast basis. Relax in your comfortable, quality room or the opulent lounge, see the horses, ponies and deer in the adjacent field or swim in the outdoor pool. The hotel has a Mediterranean-themed restaurant and also a relaxing spa (spa treatments not included). Must be taken Sunday-Thursday, subject to availability, and valid until end of 2019.

Hotel kindly donated by an anonymous donor and car kindly donated by Lookers Mercedes-Benz & smart of Brighton


Lot 60. Signed Chelsea FC Ball

An official Chelsea FC football from the 2018-2019 season signed by members of the first team squad.

Kindly donated by Chelsea FC