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Charity eBay Auction


14th September 2015
20th September 2015

Ahead of a fundraising event with the Cornish Pirates on Sunday 11th October, the Fishermen’s Mission South West team is holding an online auction of some items which have kindly been donated.

The three great lots are listed below and there is a link to the eBay auction page for each to the right of the title

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast on the Isles of Scilly
                                                  BID HERE AND OPEN eBay

B&BStar Castle Hotel, Isles of Scilly, is a family run hotel located on the Garrison, a short walk from the centre of St Mary’s island and the harbour, commanding breathtaking views of the stunning Archipelago.  Their focus is to provide exceptional customer service to all our guests, award winning gourmet food with a choice of two award winning restaurants featuring the world’s best fresh lobster and crab caught by the proprietor Mr Robert Francis aboard ‘Gallos’ the hotel’s very own fishing boat.

This is an exclusive auction prize, Dinner, Bed and Breakfast for two people for one night. Travel arrangements from Cornwall, across the sea to the Isles of Scilly will be  included.


Jack Nowell, Signed England RFU Shirt.                                                                   BID HERE AND OPEN eBay

BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Jack Nowell of England poses for a portrait during the England squad photocall at Pennyhill Park on August 2, 2015 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers - RFU/The RFU Collection via Getty Images)

Jack Nowell was originally a product of the Cornish Pirates junior section. He went to school at Mounts Bay SchoolHeamoor/An Hay and then Truro College, where he took a BTEC in Sport Performance and Excellence.

He made his Premiership debut for Exeter Chiefs on 25 November 2012

Nowell represented England at under-18 and under-20 level. He scored in the 2013 IRB Junior World Cup final win over Wales. On 1 August 2013 he was selected in the England Saxons squad.

On 9 January 2014, Nowell was included in the England squad for the 2014 Six Nations Championship, after injuries to Marland Yarde and Christian Wade. He made his debut for England in the 26–24 defeat to France and scored his first try during the 52–11 win over Italy.

Nowell returned to the England team in the 3rd match of the 2015 Six Nations Championship, replacing Jonny May in the starting lineup. He then started the following game against Scotland, making a number of clean breaks and scoring his first Twickenham try. On the final day of the championship, England needed to beat France by 27 points to clinch the title, yet another assured performance from Nowell with two tries to his name couldn’t get England over the line as they won 55-35.

From a fishing family in Newlyn, we were very pleased that Jack agreed to support the Fishermen’s Mission. He is featured in our fundraising photographic album, Salt of the Earth and now he’s agreed to sign the England RFU shirt and all proceeds to the A huge thanks to Jack Nowell for his support and best wishes for his World Cup debut.


Meal for Two at Ben’s Cornish Kitchen in Marazion, Cornwall                               BID HERE AND OPEN eBay

cornish kitchen 2Set in the beautifully scenic town of Marazion, with the unique St Michael’s Mount, steps away, we are excited to announce a meal for two offer at Ben’s Cornish Kitchen. Head Chef and proprietor Ben Prior has 15 years catering experience starting straight from school. Although he has no official training, he has worked with people who are passionate about food, wine and service. He was trained in all aspects of the trade from KP to the Bar at the famous Le Talbooth restaurant in Dedham, Essex where he worked for seven years. After a further nine years ‘up the line’ and a year travelling, he followed in his Grandad’s footsteps and moved to Cornwall. A supporter of the Fishermen’s Mission for a number of years, we are delighted that Ben has offered this exclusive prize to the Fishermen’s Mission auction. Thank you Ben for offering this prize to the auction and we wish you continued success.


The Trial Flight Experience                                                                                     BID HERE AND OPEN eBay  

Personal tuition with our highly qualified instructors, who will demonstrate the basic principles of flight to the voucher holder before allowing the voucher holder to take the controls themselves!

Fly NQY3On arrival the voucher holder will be receive a warm welcome and a pre-flight briefing. The instructor will explain the principles of how to fly a light aircraft and answer any questions the voucher holder may have before walking out to the aircraft.

Once in the aircraft the voucher holder will be guided through each stage of the flight. The voucher holder will experience the exhilaration of taking off over the stunning Cornish coastling, whilst following through on the aircraft’s dual controls. When feeling confident, they can take over the controls and experience flying the plane for themselves!

After landing the voucher holder will receive a flight certificate. This is an official record of the lesson and can be recorded in a pilot’s logbook. If the recipient is over the age of 14 then this lesson can be used towards gaining a Private Pilot Licence.