Steve Jack FIDE, IDE President, would like to thank all who kindly gave sponsorship, raffle prizes or items for the auction at the Annual Luncheon on Friday.

Our appreciation goes to:

  • ECY Haulmark and NorthernTrack for sponsoring the wine
  • Erith Group Ltd for the luxury golf break at Celtic Manor Resort – Rik Yarwood made the successful bid
  • Keltbray Ltd for “A day at the Races (Ascot)” – Billy Young and DSM Demolition made the successful bid
  • Squibb Group Ltd for 2 tickets for a West Ham game at Upton Park with lunch – Steve Jack made the successful bid
  • ECY Haulmark for 2 tickets for a Manchester United home game – Ian Martin made the successful bid
  • MCC for the cricket bat signed by Ian Bell MBE – Richard Comley made the successful bid
  • Connell Brothers Ltd for 2 tickets for a Manchester United game at Old Trafford with hospitality (Raffle Prize)
  • Able (UK) Ltd for the Luxury Christmas Gift Box (Raffle Prize)
  • Vernon Watson FIDE for £100 M and S Gift Voucher (Raffle Prize)

Steve also would like to thank Martin Wilson MIDE for kindly acting as Auctioneer, the graduates who kindly put their ‘fines’ into the bucket collection and all present for their superb generosity.  It is hoped to announce the preliminary figure raised for Baby Lifeline tomorrow.