Buxton auction of promises for teenage Sea Scout adventure

Callum Hall, left, and Harry Gillingwater with the rugby ball signed by Ben and Tom Youngs which wil

Callum Hall, left, and Harry Gillingwater with the rugby ball signed by Ben and Tom Youngs which will be auctioned off for their World Scout Jamboree. - Credit: Archant

A rugby ball signed by England sports stars Tom and Ben Youngs, Cromer lifeboat tour and free holiday are just some of the prizes on offer at an auction of promises.

The fund-raising evening has been arranged by 17-year-old friends Callum Hall, from Aylsham, and Harry Gillingwater, from Hevingham, who are members of 1st Buxton Lamas Sea Scout Group.

They are going to the 23rd World Scout Jamboree at Yamaguchi City, Japan, in July next year as members of the international service team but need to raise £2,800 each to go on the trip.

The auction of promises, featuring more than 140 prizes, will happen at the Scout headquarters on Cubitts Meadow, Buxton, (NR10 5EF), on Friday November 21. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Keys of Aylsham auctioneer Martyn Fox will lead the fund-raiser.

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Other prizes include a two night family camping experience in a vintage Romany gypsy wagon; a Norwich Puppet Theatre membership; Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens tickets; and truffles.

The teenagers are putting on a fund-raising stall and tombola at Aylsham Market Place this Saturday from 8am and packing bags at Morrisons in Cromer on Sunday December 7.

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They have so far raised just over £1,000 each.

For more information about the auction, to put in a bid or to donate call Callum on 01263 735260 or Harry on 01603 754631.

Lots can be viewed on the Facebook page www.facebook.com/callumandharryistjapan2015

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