On Saturday March 1st, MAI is holding a Charity Dinner and Auction at Pembroke College, University of Oxford. The professional auctioneer is Graham Penny, a veteran of BBC TV’s “Homes under the Hammer.” He will be auctioning 24 lots following the Dinner which commences at 19.00 with a Drinks reception, followed by a three course meal with wine and coffee.
A couples ticket for the evening is £65 or £35 for a single ticket. Businesses may sponsor a table for 6 persons at just £200. Tickets can be ordered by emailing [email protected]

The Auction lots are:
Lot 1: 7 night stay, Private Lodge overlooking Lake Windermere; 1 double en-suite room, 1 twin, separate bathroom; not normally let; privately donated
Lot 2: Cut & Blow Dry, Abingdon; donated by Exclusive Hair Designs; conditions apply
Lot 3: 1966 World Cup – 40th Anniversary limited edition hardback book; personally signed by Sir Geoff Hurst
Lot 4: 7 night stay, Villa in Ayia Thekla, Cyprus; 2 double rooms, 1 twin; 11×6 metre pool; close to beach, tavern and good access to south east of the island; donated by Gordon and Anne
Lot 5: 4 course Dinner for 4 persons cooked by MAI Executive Director; wine flight and coffee
Lot 6: 3 night stay, Cottage in Redmire, Wensleydale; Premium availability on the weekend of the Tour de France Le Grand Depart; donated by Hilary
Lot 7: Mary Berry’s Family Sunday Lunches; 2011 hardback book; personally signed by the author; over 150 recipes for starters, mains and desserts
Lot 8: 3 Burner Gas Barbecue with side burner; previously purchased but unused; gas bottle not provided
Lot 9: Golf Stay and Play for 2 persons; Hill Valley Hotel, Shropshire; overnight stay in twin room with full English breakfast and a round of golf
Lot 10: Framed Photograph of the Radcliffe Camera from the Old Bodleian Library; overall size 16”x20”; photograph 10”x14”; donated by Oxford Pictures
Lot 11: 75 minute Aromatherapy Massage; weekdays day or evening in the Abingdon area; donated by Beauty by Jan
Lot 12: 4 Tickets for a match with Liverpool FC at Anfield; match date to be confirmed; donated by Mike Moran, Aspen Health
Lot 13: 3 night long weekend; Cottage in Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland; 1 en-suite double room, 1 twin with separate bathroom; donated by Norman and Rachel
Lot 14: Sri Lankan Curry evening for 4 persons cooked by MAI Board member, Emil Jeevaratnam; accompanying wines and coffee
Lot 15: 2-3 hour professional Family Portrait Session; outdoor favourite family location in Oxfordshire area; donated by Harriet Photography
Lot 16: Personalised Celebration Cake with expert sugar work; single tier; donated by Kath Hall
Lot 17: 1980 Moscow Olympics photographic print; features Coe, Cram and Ovett; personally signed by Lord Sebastian Coe; unframed
Lot 18: 3 night stay; Cottage in Dunster, Somerset; 2 double rooms, 1 twin; ideal for Exmoor National Park and coast; donated by Stephen and Claire
Lot 19: 75cl bottle of Old Arrack; pure distilled coconut; 36.8% proof; a very special Sri Lankan after dinner drink
Lot 20: 4 night mid-week break; Fordwells Farm Barns; 2 luxury barn conversions; accommodates a maximum of 15 persons; donated by John and Chris
Lot 21: Half day experience; Pizza Making for 2 persons; genuine pizza oven with instruction in private home
Lot 22:`”Irises”; unframed oil painting by Leilani Jeevaratnam; 20”x8”; donated by the artist
Lot 23: 7 night stay; Private Villa in Menorca; 2 double rooms, 1 twin room; situated within a complex at Arenal d’en Castell, near Mahon; donated by Derek and Helen
Lot 24: “Porthleven Sunset”; framed oil painting by Noel Garner; 55cmx44cm; donated by the artist