This is a website to support the Martin’s Croft Play Area project. For details about Colerne, please visit the Parish Council website at: https://www.colerne-pc.gov.uk/

Martins Croft Play Area Project

This is a volunteer run community project to improve the play area in Colerne, making it suitable for children of all abilities. Our aim is for a brighter, more stimulating and fun environment for local children.

Promises Auction

Bumper Raffle

Bumper Raffle

Thank you

Thank you for purchasing raffle tickets. If you weren’t at the dinner, we’ll let you know if you were one of our winners.

The Bumper Raffle will be drawn at our Fundraising Evening on Saturday 6th October at 9pm in Colerne Village Hall

Tickets are £1 each (5 in a book) and are on sale in all the Colerne shops, cafe, pubs and clubs or by contacting us on 07798 624946 or email kat@martinscroftplayarea.org.uk

Thank you to everyone who has donated to the amazing selection of prizes.

Here’s a list of raffle prizes so far – in no particular order:

  • Luxury food and drink hamper
  • Luxury beauty hampers & sets
  • 12 cupcakes by Mrs B Cakes
  • 2 adult tickets to Komedia comedy club, Bath (worth £40)
  • 2 adults & 2 children tickets to Dyrham Park house and gardens (National Trust, worth £37.50)
  • Family ticket (2 adult, 2 children) to Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park (worth £53)
  • 3 Tickets to Boomerang soft play
  • 1 adult & 1 child ticket to Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (worth £26.50)
  • 2 adults & 2 children voucher for Jesters Adventure Play, Calne
  • 2 adults and up to 4 children ticket to Roman Baths, Fashion Museum and Victoria Gallery (worth £58)
  • Family ticket to Westonbirt Arboretum (worth £28)
  • Cream tea for 2 voucher for Beechfield House Hotel (worth £23)
  • Family ticket Avon Valley Railway trip on steam/diesel  train (worth £23.50)
  • 2 cooked breakfasts from Colerne Cafe
  • Cream tea for 2 at Neston Farm Shop
  • 2 adults and 2 child tickets to We Are Curious (aka Bristol Science Museum worth £40.50)
  • Coffee and cake for 2 at Corsham Deli
  • 2 grand circle tickets to Theatre Royal Bath to see Pantomime Peter Pan (worth  £52)
  • Tickets for 2 adults and up to 4 children to No.1 Royal Crescent (worth £25.40)
  • Ceramic gift from Emma Strange Ceramics
  • £20 lunch voucher for Noya’s Kitchen, Bath
  • 2 childrens tickets to Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park (worth £21)
  • Sterling silver gemstone jewellery by Pauline Sylvia Designs
  • Voucher for two 1 litre tubs of Marshfield icecream
  • 2 tickets to Jungle Kingdom, Swindon
  • Collector’s teddy bear
  • Adult ticket to Longleat (worth £34.95)
  • Courvoisier Brandy from Premier Stores
  • JP Chenet Wine from Premier Stores

Promises Auction

Thank you!

Thank you very much for all your generous bids. The auction was a great success. We’ll let you know how we did, and what we plan to do with the proceeds.

If you were a winning bidder and were not present at the dinner, we’ll be in touch to let you know how to claim your prize.


We would love you to come along to our Promises Auction (part of our Fundraising Evening) on Saturday 6th October.  But if you can’t attend you can still bid using the form at the bottom of this page. All online bids need to be submitted by 8pm on 5th October.

Auction Rules

Thank you to everyone who has donated these fab promises.  The lots so far are:

Lot 1 – Yacht Day trip on the Solent

Sailing trip for up to 4 people on a 34.5 ft yacht.  Setting out from Gosport.  Bring your own picnic.  Kindly donated by Rob Crabbe. Current Highest bid £110

Lot 2 – 10 inch celebration cake

Made to order, by prior arrangement.  Kindly donated by Kakes by Karl.  Current bid: £20

Lot 3 – Original artwork

Summer Gloaming -Berneray Hebrides. Original acrylic on canvas painting by local artist Jacki Wright (51cm x 40cm).  Her work can be viewed at http://www.fineartamerica.com/Jacki  Kindly donated by Jacki Wright. (A similar commission recently sold for £250) Current bid £100

Jacki Wright Original Artwork

Lot 4 – Family photo-shoot

One hour photo-shoot, together with high resolution Jpeg images on cd/memory stick for your own use, eight 7.5×5 enlargement prints  and four 12×8 enlargement prints.  Photo-shoot to take place at agreed location in or around Colerne (woodland, park, countryside, garden or other outdoor location), at an agreed date within 12 months (if raining or bad weather shoot will be rescheduled).  Colerne Photographic company retains copyright of all images, however images supplied on cd/memory stick can be used by auction winner for printing of additional images and use on social media etc.  Kindly donated by Jody Gaisford, Colerne Photographic Company.  Current highest bid £70.

Lot 5 – Private swim

2 hour swim in private outdoor pool for up to 8 people.  Between 10am-4pm Monday-Friday during the summer months, by prior arrangement.  Kindly donated by Lavinia Wilson.  Current bid £30

Lot 6  – Shooting experience

1 hour shooting simulator experience for 2 people, at Wadswick Country Stores.  Kindly donated by Tim Barton. Current highest bid £50

Lot 7 – Reflexology

Facial reflexology session.  Session takes approximately 30 minutes.  Allow 45 minutes for health questionnaire form.  Expires December 2019.  Kindly donated by Deborah Armitage.  Current highest bid: £20.

Lot 8 – MOT

MOT and retest (if needed).  Kindly donated by Shoe Garage/Turbo Jection. Current bid £30

Lot 9 – Canine consultation

Healthy Pet Nutrition – a private consultation for your cat or dog and 1 months FREE food. 2 Pets maximum. Voucher expires 31/12/18. Kindly donated by Bath Country Pets. Current bid £20

Lot 10 – Personal training

Three x 60 minute 1:1 Personal Training Sessions with LB Fitness Choices. Expires 30th September 2019. Kindly donated by Louise Binnie from LB Fitness Choices. Current highest bid £50

Lot 11 – Traditional  Afternoon tea for 2 at Bath Priory Hotel

A selection of freshly cut finger sandwiches, delicious homemade cakes and warm scones served with clotted cream and homemade preserve. A vast selection of teas and coffees are available. Expires October 2019.  Kindly donated by the Bath Priory Hotel. Current highest bid £100.

Lot 12 – Bizarre Bath comedy walk

Starts every evening at 8pm from the Huntsman Inn, Bath. Lasts approx 90 mins. ‘….the unique evening entertainment that appeals to everyone. You’ll laugh yourself silly when you join the celebrated stroll with takes an irreverent look around the city of Bath. You’ll experience unforgettable mysteries thrills and surprises that stretch the traditional image of the city. So if your looking for something hysterical rather than historical, why not join us!’ 2018 season finishes 27th October. 2019 season opens end March – October. Tickets for 4 people for either 2018 or 2019 season. Kindly donated by Bizarre Bath. Current bid £30

Lot 13 – Window cleaning

Window cleaning for an average 3/4 bedroom house.  Kindly donated by Steve Bell of 999 Kleen. Current bid: £40

Lot 14 – Makeup lesson

2 hour Makeup lesson  or special occasion makeover  with Emma Coleman, Celebrity Make Up Artist. Expires end March 2019. Kindly donated by Emma Coleman. Current bid £70

Lot 15 – Reiki session

1hr Reiki / Energy healing session.  Kindly donated by Emma Coleman. Expiry date 30.05.2019. Current bid £25

Lot 16 – Rugby ball

Rugby ball signed by Bath Rugby team.  Kindly donated by Chris Lilley. Current bid £100.

Lot 17- London studio flat

Weekend stay at Studio Flat in Pimlico, London.  Kindly donated by Jeremy Purvis. Current highest bid £80

Lot 18 – Tattoo

1 hour tattoo session.  Kindly donated by Imperial Tattoo, Bath.  Current bid £30.

Lot 19 – Wine tasting party

Wine tasting for up to 10 people. 2 hour tasting with 5 wines ranging from dry to sweet and from bubbly, white, red and sweet. This would include a ‘how to taste’ section with a variety of edible props.  This could be in your home or a venue of your choice.  Please see: www.thewine-seller.co.uk
Kindly donated by Tor Reynolds.  Current Bid £75.

Lot 20 – Family ticket to Studley Grange butterfly world & farm park

Ticket for 2 adults & 2 children ticket.  Valid until 8th April 2019. Kindly donated by Studley Grange.  Current bid £10. 

Lot 21 – Craft hamper

Craft hamper containing pens, pencils, paper, card, paint, brushes, glues, tape and more.  Kindly donated by Wiltshire Scrap Store. Current Bid £25

Lot 22 – Cream tea

Cream tea for 2, kindly donated by Sally Lunn’s, Historic Eating House, Bath. Expires 6th October 2019.  Current bid £20.

Lot 23 – Carpet cleaner

Brand new Vat Rapid Power Advance Carpet Cleaner ECJ1PAV1. Currently £199 in shops, ‘Outcleans the leading rental’ Contents include: Carpet washer, 2.5m hose, Upholstery wash tool, 2 x 250ml Ultra+ solution, Accessory bag, user guide.  Kindly donated by Sandra Lilley.  Current highest bid £55

Lot 24 – Boutique hotel stay

One night stay for a family of 4 in luxury boutique hotel, together with dinner and a bottle of wine and 4 complimentary tickets to the ice rink.  Available during the festive season, 22 November to 6 January.  Kindly donated by the Borough, Lancaster.  Current highest bid £80.

Lot 25 – Lego cards

200 unopened Lego cards for your collection. (packs of 4).  Current bid £20.

Lot 26 – Boden voucher

Voucher for £50.  Kindly donated by Boden.  Valid for 5 Years.  Current bid £35.


This is a website to support the Martin’s Croft Play Area project. For details about Colerne, please visit the Parish Council website at: https://www.colerne-pc.gov.uk/