Still need to find that extra special Christmas gift? Bring a huge smile to a loved one’s face and support struggling North East businesses this Christmas, by bidding in the Open North Foundation fundraising auction.

We have a range of luxury lots gifted to us by top, exclusive, North East businesses. This is simply an auction of implicit quality and superior offering.

There is something for every taste!

Two of our star picks:

Whisky lovers will sure to be taken by the opportunity to purchase a bottle of WMR1 single malt whisky from The Lakes Distillery, a sherry led, wood forward, flavour packed, single malt whisky distillery. This particular bottle, which has been signed by whisky maker, Dhavall Ghandi, holds a special place in new world whisky history. Every year the number of bottles in circulation becomes fewer and rarer with only 7,000 bottles released worldwide in September 2019. The only question is whether it will be opened by its new owner on Christmas day or will it be the new centre piece of a whisky lover’s collection?

An indulgent weekend away has to be high up on most people’s letter to Santa. Let the fresh air and sea views wash your stresses away at Guillemot House, Whitby. The breathtaking 17th century house has recently been converted into luxury apartments and provides incredible views of the abbey and harbour. We are sure to get plenty of bids on this fabulous lot!

Available lots for bidding:

Limited Edition Whisky  (donated by Lakes Distillery)

Weekend stay at Guillemot House, Whitby (donated by Laura Hepworth)

Laurent Perrier Champagne with flutes (donated by Swinburne Maddison)

Signed Middlesbrough shirt (donated by MFC Foundation)

Spa package/overnight stay (donated by Stephenson Mohl)

Hotel Du Vin Newcastle Overnight Stay

Photography session (donated by Scarlet Butterfly)

Interior design consultation (donated by Cocoon and Bauer)

Social Media Training Package (donated by Collab Media)

Ensure you are top of Santa’s ‘good list’ by digging deep this festive season and help us bring cheer to North East business.

Make your bid via Highlight your email ‘Christmas Auction’. Tell us what you are bidding for and your bid price. Also ensure you tell us your name and a contact telephone number.

*Winners will be notified on December 23rd