Royal Grammar School High Wycombe Sportsman's Dinner

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We are delighted to announce, after a couple of false starts,  the Sportsman’s Dinner 2021 and online auction .
Businesses, local and beyond, parents, alumni and supporters in the community have generously donated fantastic prizes to be part of this auction. 

We are hugely grateful to our sponsors Progeny and Rayden Solicitors. Please do support them if you require wealth management advice or family law services respectively. Please see below a brief introduction to them.

Progeny are very proud to be sponsoring this event and supporting such a well-known and prestigious school.  We are a uniquely placed business in the UK where we are still the only firm nationwide that can advise and support clients and their families with Wealth Management, Financial, Tax and Legal Advice.  We are passionate about our independence and intergenerational planning capabilities.

Rayden Solicitors is a local specialist family law firm in Beaconsfield and with 6 other offices around Hertfordshire, Essex and London.  The firm is the 4th largest specialist family law firm in the country and recognised in the leading industry guides including Chambers and Partners, Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide, the Legal 500 and also in The Times Top 200 Law firms.  Rayden Solicitors has been supporting RGS since 2019 and is delighted to continue to support the school.  The most recent opportunity offered by the firm is a bespoke Work Experience Competition for all budding lawyers about to consider their university applications.  The competition launched this summer and is still open to entries so please encourage your sons to consider it – even if they don’t win the work experience itself they still have the chance to take part in a writing competition and a mock trial at a barristers’ chambers all of which can be featured in their university applications!

There is something for everyone in our auction so please browse and bid!
Each Saturday, the RGS fields up to 19 rugby teams against a highly challenging fixture list, playing 250 competitive matches across the season. Giving the boys the opportunity to develop personally by playing this ultimate team sport and helping to support their health and fitness are key missions of rugby at the RGS.

In this process, the school has developed over 30 schoolboy internationals, including many world-class players such as Matt Dawson, Tom Rees and Christian Wade (who had never played rugby before he joined the school and started off in his year group's C team). RGS also has an outstanding NatWest Cup record including an unprecedented three U15 final appearances in a row.
A key challenge for the school is funding. The basics (i.e. cost of provision of the transport to fixtures, teas for visiting players, medical services pitch side etc.) cost well over £60,000 per year. 

The school is only able to contribute £5,000 towards this cost. So the shortfall is made up by parental contributions and fund raising efforts arranged by the Friends of Rugby of RGS (FRoRGS), which comprises parents and representatives from among the school's teachers. 
We do not want to stop at funding the "basics". We want the RGS to continue and build on its rich heritage by developing as many rugby players as possible and giving them the very best facilities and support in the process. This ambitious agenda includes significantly developing the gym, provision of more and specialist coaching staff (to supplement the current reliance on the teachers), physio facilities for rehabilitation from injuries and also the provision of scholarships for talented rugby players who want to join the school as Boarders.
 
This year, it is our great privilege to announce that David Flatman, former  England international and celebrated pundit, will be our Master of Ceremonies for the evening.  Flats will be joined by referee Wayne Barnes as our guest speaker. Flats and Wayne promise to share a wealth of rugby experience, anecdotes and banter. 
Thank you for supporting  rugby at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe.

The auction will remain online until it closes at approx 11 p.m. on 16th September, so even if you are not attending the dinner, you can continue to bid.  Make sure that you look out the countdown announcements on your screen shortly before it closes.

If you are attending the event, you will be able to use your mobile phone for bidding and there will be a QR code made available for easy access to the auction page.
You will receive an email after the auction closes if you have won an auction item.

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Lot 2
£ 1,350
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4 Royal Opera House tickets plus dinner worth £1500
Lot 3
£ 750
8
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A week in idyllic Irish Cottage
Lot 4
£ 2,500
21
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A week in gorgeous Cornish Holiday Home for 8 (£2950 peak rental)
Lot 5
£ 200
1
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England 7s Rugby Shirt signed by England Squad
Lot 6
£ 255
34
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Signed Photo of Jason Robinson
Lot 7
£ 1,725
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A week in 5 star Yorkshire house- sleeps 12 (peak week price £3000 plus)
Lot 9
£ 450
12
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Wine Tasting Evening for 18 people
Lot 10
£ 100
2
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Jenny Kaye Family Photo Shoot worth £300
Lot 11
£ 100
12
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£100 towards a Set Meal for 4 at Leigh House
Lot 12
£ 120
5
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S-thetics-award winning VISIA skin analysis and Hydrafacial worth £180
Lot 13
£ 200
6
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Golf 4 ball at Beaconsfield Golf Club
Lot 14
£ 202
24
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Meal for four at The Beech House, Beaconsfield
Lot 15
£ 34
9
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Google Nest Mini (value £30)
Lot 16
£ 100
5
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A mixed case of 6 Laithwaites wines
Lot 17
£ 50
2
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Photo Print by Gill Storr of go-design
Lot 20
£ 130
8
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Medical with Doctor Now
Lot 23
£ 175
4
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Luxury overnight stay for 2 at The Crown, Amersham
Lot 25
£ 100
4
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Yoga Session
Lot 26
£ 100
9
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8-10 garment personalised workwear (1)
Lot 27
£ 800
5
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Week in Beautiful Cotswolds Cottage
Lot 30
£ 100
7
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8-10 garment personalised workwear (2)
Lot 34
£ 240
15
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Meal for four at No. 5 Beaconsfield
Lot 35
£ 110
24
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Family Meal for 4 at Noodle Nation
Lot 36
£ 45
1
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Signed t-shirt by marathon icon Paula Radcliffe
Lot 38
£ 130
3
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Solid Sterling Silver Rugby Ball Cufflinks (RRP 250)
Lot 40
£ 70
1
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Expert Mortgage Advice and Brokerage worth £395
Lot 44
£ 71
18
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Old Bengal meal for 2
Lot 45
£ 520
8
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Expert preparation of wills by Progeny Private Law (value £1200 plus VAT)
Lot 46
£ 15
2
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Signed copy of Four Mums in a Boat
Lot 48
£ 90
2
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Framed Wasps home shirt signed by the whole team
Lot 51
£ 140
7
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£100 Crazy Bear Voucher
Lot 52
£ 275
17
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Signed South Africa Rugby Shirt
Lot 53
£ 50
4
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£50 Mulberry's Voucher
Lot 54
£ 105
13
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Daws Hill Vineyard Tour for 4 (with intro to their English sparkling wine)
Lot 55
£ 100
12
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Champagne signed by Boris Johnson
Lot 56
£ 80
5
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Wild Training - free month of gym and PT session with founder
Lot 58
£ 90
5
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Tour of St Paul's Cathedral for 4 worth £80
Lot 61
£ 40
5
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1 hour personal training session with Joe Ogbonnaya
Lot 64
£ 120
5
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Golf 4 ball at Wycombe Heights Golf Club
Lot 65
£ 85
10
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RGS rugby ball signed by Flats and Robbo
Lot 66
£ 25
3
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Haircut at Ottamans Barbers in Beaconsfield
Lot 71
£ 100
2
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2 vouchers, each for 4 hockey fitness classes with GDN Fitness and Hockey
Lot 73
£ 100
11
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2 course meal for 4 at the King's Arms restaurant in Amersham.
Lot 76
£ 150
7
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Entry for 10 players for a full day of Delta Force paint ball
Lot 79
£ 525
7
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£699 Made to Measure Suit by Country House
Lot 80
£ 20
5
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£20 voucher for a delicious Indian meal at Basmati
Lot 81
£ 80
5
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£100 Voucher for Eye Like Art Gallery in Beaconsfield
Lot 82
£ 10
2
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£15 Shoe-Be-Do Voucher for shoe repairs
Lot 83
£ 950
8
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Week in beautiful North Devon holiday home (peak season £1700- sleeps 8)
Lot 86
£ 25
1
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Joe Ogbonnaya group PT session for 4 children
Lot 87
£ 60
7
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Combo Meal for 4 at Nandos with refillable drinks
Lot 88
£ 50
4
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Meal for 2 at Chutney, High Wycombe
Lot 89
£ 50
6
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Meal for 2 at Bombay Palace, High Wycombe
Lot 90
£ 25
3
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Ten pin bowling for 5 people
Lot 91
£ 50
5
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Sushi Class for 2 worth £50 at Yo! Sushi
Lot 92
£ 35
8
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Silverback Mountain Gin (RRP £34)
Lot 93
£ 150
7
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Golf 4 ball at Harleyford Golf Club
Lot 94
£ 65
16
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Back and neck massage at Marlow Beauty Lounge
Lot 95
£ 95
5
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£100 Crazy Bear Voucher
Lot 97
£ 30
1
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Immortaleye Photography £160 Family Photography Gift Experience
Lot 98
£ 20
7
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Signed copy of Poet Laureate Simon Armitage's "All Points North"
Lot 100
£ 350
8
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Champagne breakfast and racing stables tour for 6
Lot 101
£ 30
3
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Ralph Lauren Drinks Set
Lot 109
£ 110
2
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Wasps shirt signed by 2019/20 first team squad.
Lot 110
£ 600
2
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Signed framed photographs of every Rugby World Cup winning captain 1987-2019,
Lot 111
£ 70
5
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£200 Redpath photo shoot
Lot 112
£ 400
8
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Tissot Gentleman's Watch -Titanium Chrono T-Sport (RRP £475)
Lot 114
£ 115
4
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Francois Steyn South Africa Shirt
Lot 115
£ 120
1
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Signed Jess Ennis photo
Lot 116
£ 90
6
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Signed Mo Farah photo
Lot 117
£ 40
1
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Orla Kiehly Bag and Purse
Lot 118
£ 260
15
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MCC Team Sachin signed cricket bat
Lot 119
£ 25
3
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6 Nations Programme signed by Owen Farrell
Lot 122
£ 60
1
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2 vouchers, each for 4 hockey fitness classes with GDN Fitness and Hockey
Lot 126
£ 35
1
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Ted Baker Candle and Cologne (RRP £113)
Lot 127
£ 35
2
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Ted Baker Candle and Cowshed conditioner (RRP £60)
Lot 128
£ 50
6
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Massage worth £50
Lot 129
£ 75
7
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5 yoga classes at Zen Yoga worth £85
Lot 130
£ 65
5
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5 yoga classes at Zen Yoga worth £85
Lot 131
£ 95
8
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Drum kit
Lot 132
£ 275
6
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£220 Windsor Race Course All-inclusive hospitality package for 2
Lot 133
£ 75
5
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Abstract Hairdressing Pamper Hamper worth £80
Lot 134
£ 160
4
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2 Genesis Tickets for 21.9.21 Birmingham Show (£500 plus value)
Lot 135
£ 66
6
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Professional CV Service for Year 11-13 (worth £45)
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