Fridays City Lunch Details

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At last it’s almost here.  This Friday it’s our Blackheath Rugby ‘City Lunch 2.0’ fundraiser.  With the excitement building , we have more details for you!The guest speaker is former England Captain Will Carling.If that’s not enough to build the excitement, we thought we’d whet your appetite with a preview of some of the auction lots that will be available for you to bid for on the day.

Along with the below (which are just a handful of the lots we have in the auction), we have various competitions, raffle prizes and silent auction lots, all to raise invaluable funds for the Well Hall Development Fund.


  • Guided tour of London: 2hr guided tour of London sights in a black cab with a qualified tour guide
  • 2 x Porsche driving experience days at the world famous Silverstone Circuit (each experience to be sold separately)
  • A day’s sailing on a ‘Jeanneau 40’ boat with a skipper, out of Ipswich Harbour
  • A flight in a Cherokee PA28 for either one or two people (weight restrictions) out of Denham Airfield, NW London
  • A session at the water park for a family of 4 at Thorpe Park water park

Golf lots

  • Four-ball golf day at Tlyney Park, Hampshire
  • Four-ball golf day in Spain at either Roque Golf Club, near Sotogrande, or Alcadesa Golf Club, near Gibraltar (note: flight and hotel not included)
  • Three golfers to play at Littlestone Golf Club in Kent, hosted by Ian Williamson
  • Three golfers to play at Kingswood golf course, Surrey, inclusive of lunch and wine. Hosted by Paul Matthews
  • Four-ball golf day at Royal Blackheath Golf Club, and a copy of the big Red Book – the history of the oldest golf club in the world
  • Golf day for four people at Littlestone Golf Club in Kent

Sporting memorabilia and others

  • A bottle of very rare Ardbeg ‘Rollercoaster’ whisky (reserve of £450)
  • A signed, framed Andy Murray shirt (reserve of £200)
  • British Lions rugby ball, signed by Joe Marler and Kyle Sinclair (both Quinns and Lions players)
  • Blackheath FC sports holdall, from the 1988 New Zealand tour, donated by Jason Parsons
  • 2 x Ryder Cup umbrellas (each auctioned separately)
  • 1 x Ryder Cup long sleeved golf top (size XL)

Rugby tickets
International and Six Nations tickets for the following games at Twickenham (each lot is for two tickets)

  • 10 Nov 18       England vs New Zealand
  • 24 Nov 18       England vs Australia
  • 10 Feb 19       England vs France
  • 09 Mar 19       England vs Italy
  • 16 Mar 19       England vs Scotland  

If you or anyone you know is not attending the lunch and would be interested in putting in a bid for any of the lots, they can do so by emailing Lisa Botes on with the following details, and we will make contact them for details, and bid on yours or their behalf:

  1. Lot name
  2. Bidder’s top bid
  3. Bidder’s name
  4. Bidder’s email address/contact number


Finally, a reminder of the details for the day:

Place: Balls Brothers, 10-11 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HG)
Date: 9 November 2018
Time: 12:00-17:00
Dress code: Smart casual

See you there!

Tim Brindle

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