The Homeless Fund: Bag a dream break... and help us beat homelessness by bidding in our final charity auction

European weekend getaways are among the prizes on offer for our appeal’s final online auction

Naomi Ackerman,Harriet Brewis
Wednesday 22 January 2020 18:27 GMT

London experiences and idyllic European weekend getaways are among the prizes on offer for our appeal’s final online auction.

Exciting lots in London include a true Japanese culinary experience at high-end restaurant Akira above Japan’s official cultural centre in Kensington, a champagne Sunday brunch at the Four Seasons Hotel, and a cocktail-making masterclass at five-star Regent Street hotel, The Langham.

Bidders looking for a quick detox and some me-time can take a break from the hectic work week with three-hour penthouse treatment package at The House of ELEMIS day spa in Mayfair.

Dream long-weekends on offer include three nights in celebrity-favourite destination St Moritz in the Swiss Alps and an escape to the sun in five-stay luxury in Crete – while those looking for a longer break can bid on a five-night golf and spa break on the Andaman coast in Thailand.

All proceeds will go towards our two-year appeal, The Homeless Fund.

Using the money raised, the London Homeless Collective, a coalition of 23 charities delivering direct services to people sleeping rough or at risk of homelessness, will work to target the worst gaps – particularly around support for homeless women and mental health provisions.

Our auction is powered by Givergy, an award-winning fundraising technology company which offers a range of cutting-edge platforms to help charities make more money at events and online.

You can make your bids through the link at the bottom of this article or by clicking "bid now" beneath each of the lots below.

The auction ends on Tuesday, January 28 January at 10pm.

Escape to the Greek Island sun

A pair of lucky travellers will be able to spend three nights in a luxury suite, complete with private plunge pool, at the five-star Nana Princess on Crete – the largest of the Greek islands.

The bidder and their guest can split their time between the hotel’s sea-water pools, its Royal Wellness Club spa and private cabanas on the beach.

With an offering including a 30-minute relaxing massage followed by a Spa System experience, Nana Princess is the ideal destination for a relaxing long weekend.

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Five nights at luxury golf resort and spa in Thailand

One couple will enjoy the best of seaside relaxation and five-star decadence with this stay in Krabi, southern Thailand.

Located by the azure waters of the Andaman sea, Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort offers timeless elegance and top Thai hospitality.

The lucky bidder and their guest will spend five nights nestled amid lush tropical gardens in a luxury Prestige Suite with access to a host of exciting activities.

These range from golf, sailing and rock climbing to L’Occitane spa treatments and bathing in Thailand’s largest swimming pool.

The package includes breakfast, round-trip airport transfers and other exclusive Accor Club benefits.

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Champagne Sunday brunch and spa treatment at Four Seasons Park Lane

One bidder and a lucky loved one have the chance to indulge in a sumptuous Sunday brunch and spa treatment in the heart of London.

The winner and their guest will head to the iconic Four Seasons on Park Lane to feast on a range of British classics accompanied by free-flowing Ruinart fizz.

The guests will then move to the 10th floor to enjoy a luxury treatment at the world-class rooftop spa, choosing between a signature massage and a facial while enjoying sweeping views of the capital.

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Spend a long weekend in style at D-Resort Šibenik

Escape the cold for three nights on Croatia’s glittering Dalmatian coast.

At D-Resort Šibenik a winning bidder and companion can start the day with a breakfast buffet on the terrace with spectacular views of the old town of Šibenik and D-Marin Mandalina, and spend an afternoon exploring magnificent natural parks on the hotel doorstep.

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Luxury long weekend in southern Spain

Londoners looking to swap the winter blues for blue skies should bid for this two-night escape to the Costa del Sol.

The lucky bidder and their guest will be treated to laidback Andalucian charm at the beachside Kempinski Hotel Bahia in the port town of Estepona.

Just 25-minutes east of Marbella, the five-star resort boasts opulunt gardens, swimming pools, tennis courts, and an award-winning spa, as well as unparalleled access to the palm-lined sea.

The package for two people includes breakfast, an intimate Mediterranean dinner at the waterside Balthazar Bar & Grill and a one-minute spa treatment per person.

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Take home a Christian Adams cartoon

Throughout some of the most interesting and turbulent times in British politics in recent history, Adams’ brilliant work has poked fun at the powerful and shone a light on inequality - and Brexit.

You can bid to be the proud owner of this original work published in 2019.

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Three-night alpine getaway to St Moritz

One lucky couple will swap traditional beach breaks for fresh alpine air this summer with this idyllic Swiss escape.

The winning bidder and their guest will spend three nights at one of Switzerland’s most luxurious mountain hotels in the heart of St Moritz – Suvretta House.

They will stay in a double room on a half board basis, enjoying delicious local specialities at breakfast and dinner.

Located in the soaring landscape of the Upper Engadine, this iconic resort is the perfect place for an action-packed getaway.

The package includes a summer sports session of either golf, tennis or mountain biking as well as one 60-minute spa treatment per person.

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Learn mixology in style at The Langham

The five-star-hotel on Regent Street recently launched new cookery school Sauce by The Langham. The venue’s award-winning bar team, Artesian, is offering the chance for a group of four to perfect their cocktail making skills.

The specially designed class will teach participants to blend, shake or stir three classic cocktails to perfection, plus the rare opportunity to go behind the scenes into the Artesian laboratory and discover what is behind making some of the cocktails in their current "minimalistic menu".

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Relax with a 'Rejuvenate and Restore' package at Elemis House

Take a break from the hectic work week and enjoy a self-care breather with a sought-after treatment package at The House of ELEMIS day spa in Mayfair.

The couture venue is offering two people the chance to spend three hours in its penthouse, with each lucky guest receiving a one-hour facial and a one-hour body treatment, before relaxing in pampered bliss with a glass of bubbles in hand.

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Valentine’s Day Hamper

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and choosing a single, perfect give for a partner can be a struggle.

Solve the dilemma by bidding on our luxury hamper, containing high-end scents including Louis Vuitton cologne Cactus Garden, and pampering gifts such as La Prairie Switzerland’s Supreme Balm Cleanser and a boutique Sisley Paris candle.

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Day’s work experience at the Evening Standard

Spend a day in the Evening Standard newsroom, joining editor George Osborne and the team in our London HQ. Learning how the world of journalism works, you’ll sit in on editorial conference and watch the news agenda develop as the day progresses and deadlines loom.

For one person, date to be arranged.

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Signed ATP poster

One tennis enthusiast can snap up this photo print signed by global legends of the sport.

The framed picture shows the top eight men at last year’s ATP Finals in London – including Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer – dressed in their sharpest suits, with their autographs overlaid in gold ink.

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Tickets to the 2020 Unibet Premier League Play-Offs

Darts lovers will race to get their hands on these tickets to the Unibet Premier League Play-Offs.

The winning bidder and one guest will head to London’s O2 on May 21 to watch the sport’s four top players compete for the title.

At the end of the night, the lucky bidder will pick up a signed dartboard to take home.

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Indulge in a traditional Japanese Omakase meal for six at Akira

Akira, the high-end restaurant above Japan’s cultural centre in Kensington, has received rave reviews for its colourful bento boxes, contemporary Japanese style and tastefully prepared traditional ‘Omakase’ meals.

The restaurant has offered a three course Omakase menu for six people, along with two bottles of wine chosen by the house sommelier. This is a culinary, and cultural, experience not to miss. January 28 January at 10pm

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Remember, the auction closes on Tuesday, January 28 January at 10pm.

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