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This year’s High Sheriff Jane Cranston is running an online auction in association with Mallam’s, with a series of exciting lots already donated in aid of three local charities working to reduce the effects of crime. Jane is seeking more donations before the auction goes live in October.

A selection of lots to date include:

  • Box at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden
  • Charcoal portrait by well-known artist
  • Two tickets for England v Wales at Twickenham
  • A day’s photography course
  • A week in a studio flat in Chinon
  • A long weekend in a fabulous barn conversion in the Cotswolds
  • Jimmy Choo clutch bag
  • A food hamper
  • 3 x 1 week’s work experience at BMW
  • Double Magnum port
  • Wine tasting for 12 (at home)
  • Long weekend glamping in Hampshire for a family of 4
  • Week’s work experience at Freeths
  • Signed England rugby shirt
  • Weekend for 2 in London flat in Pimlico
  • Tour round Battersea Power Station
  • Tumi suitcase
  • Designers Guild cushions
  • 2 tickets to Garsington Opera (including dinner)
  • Balloon ride
  • Tour of Christ Church (including lunch)

Jane is encouraging donors to top this list with even better lots – more fabulous and more prestigious – so that she can raise more money for her chosen cause. Jane says: “Funds are urgently needed for those parts of the expanding voluntary sector that operate in the areas of crime prevention, offender rehabilitation and victim support, which is why I am running this auction with the help of Mallam’s. I hope to raise a significant sum for the High Sheriff’s Charitable Fund, with proceeds to three charities that are leading the way in these areas locally: AspireSAFE! and Youth Challenge Oxfordshire (YoCO). PLEASE – I and the organisations I am supporting will be most grateful.”

The publicity for this prestigious auction will be widespread across Oxfordshire and neighbouring counties with brochures (online and paper) going to over 5,000 people. Where relevant donors are invited to put their name or logo and a brief resume of their business alongside the photos and the description of the auction lot.

To make an auction lot donation, please download this form, fill it in on screen and email it to