TV chef Clarissa to host auction at Manderston

FAMOUS TV chef Clarissa Dickson Wright, will host an auction at Manderston at the start of next month.

The event, to be held on the famous Berwickshire estate on Friday, March 2, will raise money for the Berwickshire Hunt and the Margaret Kerr Pallative Care Unit Appeal (Borders General Hospital)

Lots up for grabs include hunting trips in Galway, Devon and various locations all over Scotland and holidays to Africa, Scotland.

If you fancy a spot of fishing you can bid for sessions on the Tweed, Till, Whiteadder, sea and lochs and patridge and pheseant shooting excursions are also amongst the lots.

For the sportsmen and women out there, tickets to England v Belgium; a 2011 Scottish Rugby World cup shirt; four balls at Duns and Roxburghe golf courses; and an aquarobics class at Foulden are also on the bidding list.

Other items of interest include a visit to the House of Lords; his and hers custom made kilts; dinner for 28 people at Riverside Restaurant, Abbey St Bathans; dinner, bed and breakfast at Fenton Tower, North Berwick for eight guests; a three course meal for 10 courtesy of Reiver Foods. For those who are creative there is a life drawing/painting art class and lunch for six people at Rowchester, Greenlaw and a hat making day at Bughtrig, Leitholm.

You can bid online(http://www.32auctions.com/organizations/2743/auctions/3072 <http://www.32auctions.com/organizations/2743/auctions/3072> ), or in person on the evening itself.

To join hostess Clarissa and other guests, purchase your tickets for £15.

Cheques made payable to “Manderston Auction” and sent to Mrs B. Auld, Maryfield, Duns, Berwickshire, TD11 3DE, Ttel: 07814781227.

The auction will begin at 6.30pm and the ticket price includes canapés.