Gift Donations Already Received

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AfricaLive and Banham Zoo

Some great gift ideas for Xmas have been donated by AfricaLive and Banham Zoo. They have kindly donated 4 Zsea 2 - in 1 Annual Membership which will give the lucky winner of this item unlimited access to Banham Zoo and Africa Alive for 1 year to see what else you get visit their website

Red Lodge Karting

Situated just off the A11 East Anglia's leading Outdoor Circuit has a lot to offer you and we are very grateful that they have kindly donated to the Operation Santa Appeal 4 gift vouchers for Open Practice Sessions in a GX160/200 kart. Red Lodge Karting can offer you a real fun day out for all the family as they also host clay shooting, laser tag, laser clay and bike nights.

Ipswich Transport Museum

The Ipswich Transport Museum has donated a Season Ticket for 2 adults and 3 children for 2024. A great place to visit with lots to see and do and you can take a look here.
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Barrow Hall Stables

Barrow Hall Stables near Bury St Edmunds have very kindly donated a 15-minute Pony Rise for anyone over the age of 3yrs. To see what Barrow Hall has to offer take a look at their website now Barrow Hall Stables
Riding School & Livery Yard

All About Hearing

This is a Fantastic donation from "All About Hearing"
2 places to a live recording of Life’s a Pitch TV + £40 voucher to spend on a meal at Venue 16 in Ipswich
Karen Finch and Matthew Coward from local hearing care specialists, All About Hearing, are giving you and a friend the opportunity to join them as their guests for a live recording of Life’s a Pitch TV. You will be part of the intimate audience for the Ipswich Town show which is hosted by former Town players and club legends Terry Butcher and Russell Osman, joined by Mark Murphy and TWTD’s Phil Ham. Each week the show has a different fantastic guest, which so far has included Connor Chaplin, George Burley, Jason Dozzell, and Luke Chambers.
The date for the recording will be on a Thursday at 6pm, but a mutual date can be arranged with the winners
Our thanks to "All About Hearing" for this fantastic donation and if you want to see more about what they do and how they can help you head over to their website

Sailing Barge Victor

Sailing Barge Victor has kindly donated a £20 voucher which can be used towards their cruises and afternoon teas. It is time to treat someone to a lovely cruise down the river. See more about what they have to offer here

The Harmony Centre

From The Harmony Centre in Walpole, we have been given 4 vouchers which can be used towards either treatment or classes at their beautiful Tranquil venue. Take a look at their website to see just what is on offer. Our thanks to Carol and the team for their kind donation.

Karen Diamond

A great donation by Karen Diamond. This donation is for a Deep Tissue/Sports Massage Treatment which will include Acupuncture, Cupping, and/or Taping session. What a wonderful treat for someone. Take a look at the website and see just what is on offer.

Ice Cook School

This is truly a fantastic donation from the Ice Cook School and a fantastic gift for someone special. Once a week in ICE Cook School they welcome 15 lucky guests to their ICE Lunch Bar where they enjoy 8 to 10 delicious courses prepared, cooked and served in front of them by our incredibly talented chefs. We describe it as culinary theatre! We would like to offer the winning bidder an exclusive opportunity to join our chefs for the day behind the scenes, prepping for the event. They can then choose either to join the chefs for the evening lunch bar, cooking and prepping in front of the guests or if they prefer, they can bring a guest and enjoy the lunch bar as a guest. More details can be found here

Jockey Club

A fantastic donation from the Jockey Club. You and a friend will be provided 2 x tickets for a tour of The National Stud, which can be followed by 2 x racing tickets to a Newmarket meeting (excluding Newmarket Nights). More details can be found here about Newmarket Races. Fabulous donation. More details at their website below


Thanks to our friends down at ITFC who have kindly donated a signed Pennant this is a great gift for all ITFC fans so get your bids in. See more about ITFC here


Another fantastic donation by ITFC. For all you budding supporters out there a chance for you all to now have a bit of ITFC history. ITFC has kindly donated a "Turnstile" from the South Stand. Make sure you are listening on the 02/03 December to grab yourself a bit of history "Come on you blues"

Evidence Room experience

This one sounds a lot of fun - The Evidence room has provided a voucher for 4 people to attend their Evidence Room experience. Come on all you "Escape Room" fans this is definitely one for you. More details on their website here

Hi Lodge

Hi Lodge Archery Experience has kindly donated a voucher for 4 people to go along and have a try at some Archery. A fantastic experience for 4 people and we at Operation Santa thank them for their kind donation. Hi Lodge also offer a lot more then just archery so give them a look here

One-way trip to Gatwick Airport

Cabs Smart has donated a one-way trip to Gatwick Airport in a Saloon car from Ipswich. This is travel for up to 4 persons depending on the amount of luggage. Great gift for someone planning a holiday or a business trip.

Planet Laser

A great time can be had with this donation from Planet Laser of Bury St Edmunds. They have kindly donated a voucher for you to have a Laser tag session or games. Thanks, Guys - see more of what they do at

Dr Robert Guitar Surgery

We have two great donations from Dr Robert Guitar. The first one is a guitar lesson and the second one is a One to one Guitar setup course. A great gift for someone just starting out so get your bids in. You can see more of what he does here on his website.

Francesco & Fircroft Hairdressing

A fabulous donation from Francesco & Fircroft Hairdressing. They have kindly donated Hairdressing for either females or males for one year this will include 6 Hairdressing sessions, each comprising of a Ladies' Wash, Cut and Blow Dry or 6 Barbering sessions, specifically 6 "Gents Cuts. A super gift for someone and a fabulous donation - Thanks Guys - See more about them here

Ipswich Chiropractic

Thanks to the Ipswich Chiropractic in Ipswich who have kindly donated a consultancy, examination, treatment and follow up appointment to someone who would like to see if he could help them with their Musclo - Skeletal problem. to see what else they do take a look at their website


Kindly donated by Cabs Smart, your local friendly Cab Company, a pair of Tickets to watch the ITFC match against Rotherham on Saturday 27th January 2024 the seats will be confirmed over the auction weekend. To get more information from Cabs Smart check out their website hwere

Lift Beauty Clinic

A great treat with this donation from the Lift Beauty Clinic here in Ipswich. The team there has kindly donated a session at their clinic as follows:- Divine heated stones relax away muscle tension and strains. The most blissful way to soothe the body and mind. Your personalised sensorial journey relies on the therapist’s intuitive touch in harmony with smooth, heat-releasing stones. Individually shaped, these magical stones help release tension, soothe aches and rebalance energy levels; the use of luxurious oils ensures skin emerges soft as silk too. Find out more here:-

Barry Dye Entertainments

From Barry Dye Entertainments we have this great donation:- Barry Dye Entertainments offers the use of a Bouncy castle up to £100 for the cost of the castle, & including delivery within a 5-mile radius of Ipswich Town Centre. If an Inflatable is preferred which is normally more than £100, the £100 can be offset against the cost of a more expensive unit. Delivery would be charged on hire distance if more than 5 miles from Ipswich. You can also see more of what he has available here:-

Hudson Group

This is a great donation from The Hudson Group. They have kindly donated a voucher for £500 which you can exchange for Branded Clothing. This is great if you are starting in business or just want to update some of your business clothing so get those bids in early and also take a look at their website to see what you could get

OSA Digital Ltd

Thanks to the guys over at OSA Digital Ltd who have very kindly donated a 5-page starter website plus 1 year of advanced hosting which includes marketing tools. This is a great donation and is great for a business starter or someone to refresh their look. You can take a look at what they have to offer on their website below

Keep Well

Another great gift for someone donated by Keep Well of Needham Market. You can treat either yourself or someone special in your life to a full body massage. Great Stocking filler. Take a look at their website

OSA Fancy Dress

OSA has donated a voucher for £100. This is ideal if you are organising a Fancy Dress Event as this can be used in their Fancy Dress Hire shop towards the hire of any of their 1200 costumes. This is just for Costumes Hire and does not include a security deposit which is needed when hiring costumes. They have a huge range of costumes from Disney to Drag to Medieval and Royalty - See more at

Marianne - GenX Radio

What a lovely donation this is for someone special in your life and just in time for Xmas. A beautiful colourful bespoke Freshwater Pearls with Sterling Silver Necklace and Earring set already boxed and waiting for that special person.

Pennikkity Pots & Ceramic Cafe

A very special donation from these lovely people. You and 3 other people will enjoy a 2-hour session of Ceramic painting and you will have a choice of selected ceramics, this also includes the studio fees, a hot drink or milkshake from the cafe menu and a lovely slice of homemade cake. If this sounds just up your street get your bids in and to see exactly what they do take a look at their website.


John Hessenthaler has kindly donated two tickets to go and see the fantastic Queen Laser Spectacular show at Lavenham Church on the 8th or 9th of December 2023. Go back in time to experience the magic and excitement of a live Queen concert with the incredible Supersonic Queen. This 5-piece Live Queen Tribute Band has honed their show over 10 years to become one of the most authentic sounding and looking Queen Tributes in the UK. Featuring some supremely talented performers, between them they have toured Dubai, Hungary, France & Germany and supported name acts including The Human League, Whitesnake, Suzi Quatro, David Essex & even the Brian May Band! Their energy, enthusiasm and on-stage chemistry are mesmerising as they belt out hit after hit – It IS a “Kind of Magic”! You can see more here

Pump Street Chocolate

A lovely donation and gift idea for someone special in your life. From Pump Street Chocolate a gift boxed set of 3 bars of chocolate. You will receive Rye Crumb & Sea Salt = Eccles Cake + Sourdough & Seasalt. Pump Street Chocolate is an award winning local chocolatier from Orford. Give them a look for some great ideas for Xmas

Thompson & Morgan

From our local seed merchants a great variety of seeds ready to get planted in the garden and get some lovely colour. Thompson & Morgan have very kindly donated 20 packets of various seeds. A great gift for a budding gardener. You can also get some great gift ideas here

Baylham Rare Breeds Farm

Enjoy a great afternoon as a farmer on this farm. Baylham Rare Breeds Farm has very kindly donated an afternoon "Farm Experience" for someone. This is a great gift for someone who loves animals and wants to experience an afternoon at the farm. You can give their website a look below:-

Chequers Indian Lounge

The Chequers Indian Lounge at Great Blaken Ipswich has kindly donated a voucher to the value of £25 towards a meal at their very nice restaurant situated at Great Blakenham Ipswich. Come along and enjoy the ambience of the evening with some great food, great company and a lovely evening. See what they have to offer by visiting their website below.

Dave Starr Karaoke

Thanks to Dave Starr Karaoke he has kindly donated an evening of entertainment with his great Karaoke. Dave has been in the business for many years and comes with a wealth of experience. This is a great donation for anyone planning a party, wedding or event. A Karaoke with hosts for the evening. Get Bidding

Windmill Florist

Are you getting married next year, do you need a bespoke bouquet Windmill Florist of Woodbridge has just the thing for you. They have kindly donated a voucher for you to use toward your bouquet either a Posy, Hand Tied Bouquet or a Large Flowing. Take a look at their website to get an idea of their brilliant range

The Outdoor Boot Camp In Ipswich, Suffolk

A nice donation from Ruel Fox Fitness (Part of Ipswich Boot Camps) 2 people can go along and have a football conditioning session. So if you are into your fitness this is the item for you. More information on what they do can be found here.
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Food hampers

Donated by someone who wanted to remain Anonymous this is a great donation to help families in this "Cost of Living Crisis" 10 Food hampers each one valued at £75 - what a fantastic donation thank you so much.
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The Blossoming Soul

Donated by Lois Cordelia a lovely painting "The Blossoming Soul" that also illuminates (Batteries needed) Kindly donated by Lois herself and you can view more of her works at her website below:-

Tracey Sparkes

Kindly donated by Tracey Sparkes this brilliant signed Marcus Stewart ITFC Shirt. Below you will find all the information about Marcus Including how he helped Ipswich move to the Premier League. Thank you very much Tracey for this donation.
William Marcus Paul Stewart (né Tubbs; born 8 November 1972) is an English former professional footballer who played as a forward from 1991 until 2011. He is currently Head of Player Development at Yeovil Town.
Stewart played over 500 games and scored over 250 goals in his professional career had notable spells in the Premier League for Ipswich Town and Sunderland, and was the Premier League's second-highest goalscorer for the 2000–01 season. He also played for Bristol Rovers, Huddersfield Town, Bristol City, Preston North End, Yeovil Town and Exeter City.
Ipswich was promoted to the Premier League at the end of the season ahead of Huddersfield due in no small part to Stewart's goals, with two crucially coming in the 2–2 draw at Bolton Wanderers in the play-off semi-final away leg, and he then scored another in the play-off final itself. Following Ipswich's promotion, Huddersfield received a further £250,000. He continued his great form for the next season being the Premier League's second top goalscorer (and the division's highest English goalscorer) during 2000–01 with 19 goals for Ipswich, who finished fifth and qualified for the UEFA Cup and leading for many fans to call for him to be included in the England team. The following season saw Ipswich suffer a fall from grace that resulted in relegation, and although Stewart only notched up six league goals, he was still the team's OPTA player of the year for the second successive year.

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

Our thanks to the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds who have kindly donated 2 tickets for the Snow White Pantomime which runs from the 24th of November 2023 to the 14th of January 2024. Two tickets to Theatre Royal Bury St Edmund's much-loved annual pantomime – Snow White. A festive treat for the whole family and this year, featuring Judi Dench as the voice of the Magic Mirror A lovely Xmas gift see what else is happening at The Theatre Royal here theatreroyal.or/

Hilly Ridge Alpacas

Do you fancy a walk with a friend with the Alpacas? Then this is the item for you to bid on. Thanks to Hilly Ridge Alpacas they have kindly donated an Alpaca experience for two people and you can see more on their website below:-

X-Spurt Tyres

Our good friends down at X-Spurt Tyres have kindly donated a £50 voucher which can be used to purchase some tyres or used towards the purchase of tyres. Thank you X-Spurt - see their website below

Porsche Club of Great Britain

This is definitely a priceless item kindly donated by Glenn from the Porsche Owners Club of Great Britain. A Passenger ride in a Porsche 911 (992) Carrera S Cabriolet at a mutually agreeable date. Ideal for prom or wedding arrival. This will be for one person. Get your bids in early for this one and thanks Glenn. See more on their website below

Colchester Zoo

With this donation you can enjoy a brilliant family day out at Colchester Zoo - Those lovely people down at Colchester Zoo have donated a family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children to go along and experience what they have to offer. You can see just what a treat you are in for by visiting their website here


Time for a treat - those lovely people down at Coes on Norwich Road have kindly donated a £25 gift voucher - ideal to treat someone so listen out on the auction days 2/3 December 2023 - you can also take a look at their website here
Coes Ipswich

Euston Hall

What a Fantastic donation given to us by Euston Hall at Thetford. You and upto 3 other people will enjoy a Tour of the hall including Entry To Euston Hall, the Gardens, the Park, the Church & the Watermill you will also get a guided tour of the Hall and afterward a wonderful Cream Tea. This donation is valid April - May - August - Sept Fantastic donation and thank you Euston Hall - See what is on offer at their website below

Jimmy's Farm

Jimmy's Farm & Wild Life Park is always a great day out for the family and they have kindly donated a Family Pass for 2 adults and 2 children. This is valid until April 2024 and can not be used for ticketed events. Take a look at their website

Blank Earth

Our thanks to Blank Earth for their donation of a 2-hour one-to-one class to learn wheel-throwing pottery at the Blank Earth Studio in Culford Bury St Edmunds, this will also include the glazing of two pieces which can then be collected once they have been in the kiln. You can read all about them here:-

Avid Indoor Climbing

Do you fancy a climbing session then look no further. Those lovely people at the Avid Climbing Company have kindly donated a voucher for 2 people to go along on a day pass which will also include Shoe Hire. Take a look at what else they offer here

Boutique Print Ltd

A fantastic gift for someone that has been donated by those wonderful people at Boutique Print Ltd. You will get a Photo to Canvas up to 30" x 40" - Black & White or Full Colour on 38mm Gallery Stretch Bars and all hand finished. This is surely a must-have for someone looking for that special gift for Xmas. You can take a look at what else they have to offer on their website below.

DJV Boutique

A shout-out to all those guys out there who have still not sorted out a gift for the wife or girlfriend. Those lovely people down at DJV Boutique have donated a voucher for a style package/Boutique Experience. This voucher is for two people to go along and create a "New Look" and enjoy the VIP treatment at DJV up to the value of £300. Take a look at their website where you will see just what they have to offer.

Suffolk & Norfolk TVRCC

This item is truly special and priceless. How do you fancy spending a day with the Suffolk & Norfolk TVRCC to experience that great sound of an English V8 or speed 6 Sports Car? Well, bid and win this item and that is just what you and a friend would be able to do. This is a great donation and we thank Richard Pilgrim for contacting us to donate this wonderful gift for a lucky bidder. You can see all about the TVR club here

Forge Kitchen

Here is a lovely donation given to us by The Forge Kitchen here in Ipswich. Bid on this item and you and a friend can go along and enjoy a 2 course "Forge Feast" To find out what else is on offer from our friends at The Forge go to their website

Piglets Pantry

This is a lovely donation from Piglets Pantry. With this gift, you will enjoy a wonderful Afternoon Tea for two. So take a look at their website to see all the great things they have on offer.

Easton Farm Park

Easton Farm Park is a great place to go with all the family for a great day out and they have kindly donated a voucher for 2 people to go along and enjoy what they have on offer. This voucher is not valid on any special event days so before using you must check their website for details

Show Waddy Waddy

We all remember Show Waddy Waddy I am sure and we have a fantastic donation from the lead singer Dave Bartrum. He has donated a signed copy of his latest book "Killer Line" This is a priceless gift for a Show Waddy Waddy fan so get your bids in early for this one as I am sure it is going to be very popular. You can view the ShowWaddyWaddy Official site here

Phil Harding

Now for something special donated by Phil Harding a music director who has worked with some famous names such as Elton John - Kiki Dee - Toyah Wilcox Etc. We have on offer a Gold Framed Disc Titled Safari from Toyah. This was from 1981 and is the Safari Album titled "Anthem" an absolutely fantastic gift for someone and many many thanks to Phil Harding for this kind donation. You can read more about Phil here

Axes & Arrows of Felixstowe

A Great donation from Axes & Arrows of Felixstowe. You and 3 friends will be able to go along and enjoy a 60-minute Axe Throwing experience. Great fun so get your bids in and go and give it a go - You can also see what else is happening at Axes & Arrows by visiting their website at

Adele Chaplin

We have a lovely donation from Adele Chaplin. Donated is a bespoke wedding ceremony or vow renewal which will be performed by Adele Chaplin The Ipswich Celebrant. This is a fabulous donation and valued at £750 so our sincere thanks to Adele for her very generous donation. You can take a look at what Adele has to offer here

Truly Traceable

The winning bidder of each of these items is in for a Truly tasty treat. Donated by Truly Traceable we have two individual hampers with some really scrumptious goodies inside. Visit their website at and take a look at what they have to offer. With each of these items please note these terms and conditions.
We can deliver to most mainland UK addresses. Unfortunately, we are unable to deliver to postcodes in the Highlands, Islands, Northern Ireland, Ireland and Overseas. Due to the perishable nature of our products (requiring items to be delivered and refrigerated within 24 hours)

Paddy & Scott's Coffee Shop

From the award winning Paddy & Scott's Coffee Shop, we have two wonderful items for you. The first item is one of their fantastic gift boxes which can be viewed here and the second item is a brilliant experience for someone An experience, we offer a barista masterclass. This would be someone coming into our café in Ipswich, where we have a special training room and spending a few hours with one of our awesome coffee excellence gurus, who would teach them all about coffee, its history, how to make incredible coffee at home, how to do latte art etc. This is a fantastic gift for someone and well worth a bid or two. You can visit Paddy & Scott's Coffee Shop here

Ipswich Councillor Lynne Mortimer

Here is a priceless item for someone and a real special treat. The Mayor of Ipswich Councillor Lynne Mortimer has kindly invited 4 people to join her for Afternoon Tea. A real treat so get your bids in. To see more about our current Mayor please click on the link

Ford Motor Company John Grose

Donated by our good friends at our local Ford Dealership John Grose this fantastic gift of an "All Electric Ford Mustang Mach - E for a weekend - with a value of £250 this is a great gift for that someone special. subject to terms and conditions as follows:- “Subject to terms and conditions. Minimum age requirements and a full driving license check”

Venue 16 and Jamie Lee Smith

"A huge thank you to our friends at Venue 16 and Jamie Lee Smith Catering for their fantastic donation of the Twilight Wedding Package with a value of up to £4,500. Venue 16 is a fantastic place to hold your wedding event. Set in over 20 Acres of grounds and with a team of experienced lovely staff on hand to guide you this is a superb gift for someone planning their wedding in the next year or two. Take a .look at their brochures or give them a call and make an appointment to go and have a look around but more importantly remember to mark the date 02/03 December in your diary and listen to Genx Radio Suffolk for the "Live" On Air Operation Santa Auction" All in aid of local Suffolk charities

Label Craft Signs Voucher

Labelcraft is a brilliant local company that can supply all your signage needs. Vehicle, shopfront etc. They can be contacted at or by telephone at 01394 285354, or you can visit them at

Taxi By Cabs Smart

A taxi from Ipswich to Heathrow Airport for a saloon vehicle. This vehicle can carry up to 4 persons depending on the luggage. Not valid for travel on 24th/25th/26th 31st December. The voucher is valid up to 03 December 2024. No cash Alternative. Kindly donated by Cabs Smart 01473 252525 your local friendly Cab Company.

Catamaran Experience for a day

Marion & Paul will take you up the river Deben for a cruise on their 39 ft yacht for two adults. Paul is a qualified Royal Yacht Club Instructor and has the qualifications and life-jackets, etc on board the boat so you will all be perfectly safe. Marion will look after you with snacks and beverages whilst you sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery.
Dates and availability are to be mutually agreed upon.

Nomad Hippo Mobile Car Servicing and Maintenance

Nomad Hippo Mobile Car Servicing and Maintenance have kindly donated 5 mobile services as follows:-
Our offer:
Car service and Maintenance checks, petrol or diesel vehicles up to 3.0 cc
Engine Oil change up to 7 litres | Oil filter | Air filter | Screen wash top up if needed | Antifreeze RED/BLUE top-up if needed | Brake fluid and Brake pads inspection | Power steering top-up if needed |
Tyre inspection | Windscreen wipers inspection | Lights Check (does not include bulb change) | Maintenance advice | Work to be carried out in location (owners address or where the vehicle is parked) | Oil drained or by suction pump according to the local condition
Exclude vehicles considered classic, supercars or with modifications from factory standards
Exclude commercial vehicles, big trucks, other tractors, and lorries
Our website will be updated accordingly, once you win the bid visit the website to book your service