Etc ..five things to buy at Christie's Auction of Promises

1. A visit for two to the Bank of England to handle the gold reserves.

Donated by Eddie George, Esq, Chairman of the Bank of England.

2. A tour for four of the House of Lords led by Baroness Thatcher.

Donated by Margaret, The Lady Thatcher.

3. An evening dress by Vivienne Westwood specially designed for the successful bidder. Donated by Vivienne Westwood.

4. A portrait of our dog by Michelle Pearson Cooper.

Donated by the artist.

5. An opportunity for spiritual communication.

Donated by the Spiritualist Association of Great Britain.

An Auction of Promises in aid of The Samaritans is held today at Christie's,

8 King Street SW1 at 7.30pm (071-839 9060)