How to donate for our auction

Donate for our Auction

We’ve started collecting various items donated for auction later in 2016. We will try to match the items to the suitable fundraiser, of which there are several being held this year. If you’d like to donate something to be auctioned in aid of the FacingUp2KidneyCancer event after the ride then please contact Sarah via email 

We are all so very grateful for each and every donation and offer of help. 


Donated items :

1) One day’s Farm Business Consultancy with Jon Birchall MSc MIAgrM MBPR MBIAC, BBC Farmer of the Year 2010, Farmers Weekly Finalist Countryside Farmer of the Year 2010. Jon is BASIS and FACTS registered and has huge experience across all sectors. He offers an insightful approach and into managing and streamlining farm businesses.  (Reserve £500, includes travel within England and Wales)


Jon Birchall


2) A handmade Granny Stripe Blanket made by Sarah Birchall as inspired by Attic24. This is perfect to use in a car, on a cot or a bed, a sofa or anywhere you need a splash of colour to brighten your day. 100% acrylic, machine washable. Sarah has donated it to Facing Up 2 Kidney Cancer and it will either be auctioned or raffled later this year. It measures 157 x 110 cm, contains 17 colours, and took 100+ hours work over several months. Sarah loved making it: the colour, the mindfulness of crochet, and the fact that like life it has a few very slight glitches make this snugly rug totally unique. It is made with love, hope and courage and these virtues will surely be passed on to who ever becomes the lucky recipient. (Reserve £160)


3) A one-day course for one person at Kate Beavan’s Country School eg: lambing or cider making. Kate and Jim Beavan were the very first hosts on the BBC series Lambing Live in 2010. 


Kate and Jim Beaven

4) An original signed artwork by Diane Jennings and a Painting My Way  and 5) a workshop gift voucher. Summer Day is oil on stretched canvas measuring 16 by 20 inches and is all ready to hang on your wall.  Sarah has attended many of Diane’s workshops and can thoroughly recommend them.  



Summer Day by Diane Jennings


Workshop Gift Voucher










6) An original artwork by internationally recognised Carole Baker from near Shifnal. ‘Lake District – Central Fells’ is Day 107 from Carole’s 365 day painting challenge. The acrylic on board picture measures 10 x 18 cm, and is mounted, wrapped and signed.  


Lake District Central Fells by Carole Baker

 7) Various items from Andrew Whitley at Bread Matters tbc… 

8) An Everton Football Club shirt James McCarthy No 16 signed by all the team (size Medium) (Reserve £120.00) 



9) A Lemongrass gift set from Award Winning Ruth Romano includes delivery to UK mainland address. More details can be found here


 10 a) A signed copy of Amanda Owen’s best selling book The Yorkshire Shepherdess. Amanda has featured in various TV programmes such as Ben Fogle – Lives in the Wild Uk and ITV’s The Dales. 

10 b)  A weekend in Amanda Owen’s Shepherd’s Hut at Ravenseat in Swaledale

11) A Signed First Edition copy of  The Shepherd’s Life by James Rebanks (aka The Herdwick Shepherd)

12) One night’s bed and breakfast for two at Red Ley Farm in the Wye Valley

Other events:

Additional events or personal challenges are also springing up in support of Jon Birchall’s epic ride and details of these events can be found here.

If you’d like to donate an item for auction and/or join in and arrange an event to fit with the tour please contact either Sarah Birchall, or the James Whale Fund for Kidney cancer at or