Charity auction update

Thank you to everyone who donated prizes and who bid for items in our charity auction. Bids for the items raised several hundred pounds for PACT!

BUT – it’s not over yet! The reserve price was not met for 7 lots and these are still up for grabs until 1 August. They are:

4. Computer Resale – Dell Pentium IV PC, 3.4GHz, 80GB hard drive, 1GB RAM, DVD-RW, 8x USB, including monitor, mouse, and cables
5. WT’s Snooker (1) – a lifetime membership, and play a snooker frame with Joe “The Gentleman” Perry, a world championship quarter finalist
6. WT’s Snooker (2) – a lifetime membership, and play a snooker frame with Neil “The Thunder from Down Under” Robertson, a world champion
7. Tattoos by Fabio – ear-piercing voucher worth £25
13. Kelsey Kerridge (1) – 1 x course for 10 gym sessions, RRP £64
14. Kelsey Kerridge (2) – 1 x course for 10 fitness classes, RRP £56
18. Cambridge United – family ticket for four to a match next season

last lots

This auction is a ‘silent auction’ or ’sealed bid auction’ – a written bids state: 1) your name & contact details; 2) the item you are bidding for; 3) the maximum price you are prepared to bid for the item. Whoever submits the highest bid for the item wins the item. There is no limit on the number of items for which you are allowed to bid: and you are allowed to bid more than once for an item. Only the highest bid will be counted. All bids are binding: winners must pay in cash when they collect their prize (at a mutually convenient time).

Email your bid, contact details, and lot details to auction@pactcambridge.org!

Auction closes soon!

Don’t miss out on bidding in the PACT/Norfolk Street Summer Event charity auction! There are 20 lots including swimming passes, massages, snooker memberships, motorcycle training, a gallon of ale and much more! For details of the lots and rules, see the previous post. To bid, email your name, bid and lot number to auction@pactcambridge.org

You can also bid in person at our AGM at the Squeaky Gate on Norfolk Street at 7.30pm on Tuesday 9 July – we hope to see you there. Good luck bidding!

Round up of the Summer Event 2013

On Saturday 22 June, Petersfield Area Community Trust held our annual PACT/Norfolk Street Summer Event. For the second year, Norfolk Street was closed to traffic for what is a growing celebration and showcase of the Petersfield area. See our gallery below for a taste of what the day offered – also see photos of our carnival parade workshops. The charity auction is still open until 9 July – so get bidding!

The day saw dance, sports, art, music, international food, and ended with a colourful and noisy carnival parade. Holding out against some early showers and gusts, the day started with a bang – well, quite a few bangs – from the vibrant Chinese lion dance!

Coton Morris Men livened things up:

The sun soon shone out, and Fruity Clavé samba band got us ready for our carnival parade with a performance and workshop:

For our 140-character takes on the event and its run-up, see the Twitter hashtag #pactsummerevent

Cambridge News’ Adam Luke gave online coverage of the event, and Cambridge 105’s Ceri-Ann Littlechild (also the Mill Road Co-ordinator) visited and reported for their Summer in the City programme (podcast, listen from 29:50-33:05 for an interview with PACT’s chair and event coordinator Anna and 43:25-49:10 for an interview with the Eco-Salon).

Mick Brown made a video montage of the day to the soundtrack of the Coton Morris Men:

Special thanks go to:
* FLACK’s volunteers for making our beautiful signposts
* Janek Dziewulski for his continued support, helping apply for funding, sorting PACT computers, and more.
* Jill Fordham for coordinating our artistsPoster for PACT/Norfolk Street Summer Event 2013 by  Lily Bracey
* Lily Bracey for designing our winning Summer Event poster this year (see right)
* Matt Hodgkinson for being responsible for PACT’s social media presence, and other unsung jobs
* Nick Ellis for our fabulous event Map
* Philly Owles for being a superb Treasurer, steward of PACT Summer Event’s finances (and PACT in general), and for marshalling set-up and loaning us the use of her garage for temporary storage
* Siâna Chalkley-Robinson for galvanising our awesome group of stewards
* Simone Chalkley for organising the fabulous carnival costume workshops over the two weekends preceding our Event, for coordinating the carnival parade itself and marshalling set-up!
* Definitely not least, Anna Lindsay for coordinating such a successful event!

Funding:Cooperative funding
* Cambridge East Area Committee – the bulk of our Summer Event funding
* The Cooperative membership community fund for Cambridge & East Anglia – supported the PACT/Norfolk Summer Event carnival parade
* Anglia Ruskin University – contribution towards the Summer Event

Stewards and helpers: Chris Vandriel, Daniel Gordon, David Chandler, Emon Miah, Jan Dziewulski, Jane Hellings, Janet Simpson, Kevin Blencowe, Lesley Tubb, Lindsay Percival, Lynne & Kenn Martin, Mary Owles, Mohon M, Mostyn Maltpress, Philly Owles, Richard Harvey, Ross Shelley-Pilsworth, Seb K, Shipon Miah, Suraiya R, Theo T, & Connor.

Photographers: Steven Lee, Alex, and Will Bowles

Other stars of the day: Andy Bowie Jazz Band, Anthony Paul & his Fruity Clave samba band, Anupma Wadheera, British Science Association with Dr Rose Spears, Cambridge 105 local community radio and Ceri-Ann Littlechild, Cambridge Community Circus, Cambridge Constabulary, Cambridge Edition, Cambridge Evening News, Carisma Kickboxing, CB2 Café, Chinese Lion Dancers (Wendy & Co), City of David Choir, Claire Cooper, Mayor of Cambridge Cllr Paul Saunders, Coton Morris Men, Dawn (Facepainting), Dolores Maher (artist), Dhruvi (mehndi), Elaine Shortt, Elite Sports with Alex, Ellis & Connelly, Emily Fowke (artist), Fairytale Marquees, Farhana Begum-Miah (mehndi), Feel Free Dance, Cambridgeshire Fire Service with their fire engine, Helen Imogen Field (artist), Hilary & Beverley of Oblique Arts (the ‘Eco-Salon’), Hungarian Chimney Cake stall, Irene Wilkes (artist), Irie Caribbean Food, Jack’s Gelato, Junkyard Stilties, Kazna crafts, Kinnerz Dance, Kirsten Lavers (artist), Lanie Fowke (artist), Local Secrets, Monica Smith (artist), Peter Lee, head Tony Davies for the St.Matthew’s Primary School tour and lending us their sound system, Norfolk Street Bakery stall, Norfolk Street Deli, Olga Mielczarek (cake), Olga Plocienniczak, Ozy Ozcan, Salus Wellness Clinics (who collected donations to PACT in exchange for taster treatments including very welcome massages), Siâna Chalkley-Robinson (hula hooping), Squeaky Gate performers, St John Ambulance with Jan Dziewulski, Rob Rescorla, St.Matthew’s School Choir & teacher Emily Barratt, St. Matthew’s Primary School pupils for their origami flowers and animals, Tangueando.net with Costa and Flo, The Banner Stall with Lanie and Emily, The Box Café, The Map Project (Hugh Chapman & Sa’adiah Khan), Tribal Bellydancers (Tracey), Zhonghua Calligraphy and Chinese culture stall – and all the businesses who donated prizes to our tombola and charity auction!

Venues and logistics:
* Alex Wood Hall: costume storage on the day.
* CB2 café: use of premises for Summer Event planning & other meetings, and hosting the Map Project on the day.
* Man on the Moon: use of the community room for our carnival workshops, events on the day.
* The Box Café: use of premises for Summer Event planning meetings, barbecue on the day, agreeing to host our photo competition winners.
* Squeaky Gate Community Room: Squeaky Gate for agreeing to host art on the day; Andy Slaymaker for arranging the picture rail to be put up in time; Ridgeons for providing the picture rail; Mackays of Cambridge for providing the special fittings for the picture rail.
* PA equipment: Colin – for manning the PA system on the green; William Smythe – PA in the Man on the Moon; Cambridge Audio Visual for lending us the PA equipment.

Tombola prizes and auction lots for the Summer Event

What amazing generosity! Local businesses have done themselves proud in supporting our PACT/Norfolk Street Summer Event on Saturday 22 June. Below are the prizes we have received for our tombola and charity auction, and you can see some pictures on Facebook. Want to win? Come along to our Summer Event and buy your tombola tickets! Many thanks to everyone who donated these wonderful items (and to Anna for organising this), and good luck to everyone on the day!

Auction à·go-go

The charity auction is on now! This auction is a ‘silent auction’ or ‘sealed bid auction’ -written bids state: 1) your name & contact details; 2) the item you are bidding for; 3) the maximum price you are prepared to bid for the item. Whoever submits the highest bid for the item wins the item. It’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3. Don’t let it get away!

There is no limit on the number of items for which you are allowed to bid: and you are allowed to bid more than once for an item. Only the highest bid will be counted. The auction finishes at the close of our AGM on Tuesday 9th July. All bids are binding: winners must pay in cash when they collect their prize (at a mutually convenient time).

You can submit bids:

  • via email to auction@PACTcambridge.org
  • in person/writing at the Summer Event
  • in writing to PACT Auction, c/o 168 York Street, Cambridge, CB1 2PY
  • in person/writing at our PACT AGM on Tuesday 9th July.

The auction items can be viewed at the Summer Event by the PACT info stall in the sunken green on Norfolk Street. The lots are as follows – and see more detail in this PDF.

1. Parkside Pools – One year’s unlimited swimming – also valid at Abbey Pools, Kings Hedges Learner Pool, and Jesus Green Outdoor Lido
2. The Park – a pamper day for two
3. Salus Wellness – one-hour Swedish or deep tissue massage
4. Computer Resale – Dell PC, including monitor, mouse, and cables
5. WT’s Snooker (1) – a lifetime membership, and play a snooker frame with Joe “The Gentleman” Perry
6. WT’s Snooker (2) – a lifetime membership, and play a snooker frame with Neil “The Thunder from Down Under” Robertson
7. Tattoos by Fabio – ear-piercing voucher
8. Millers Music – ukulele
9. National Tyres – full MOT
10. Dobbler’s Inn – voucher for a gallon of real ale or cider, plus two pizzas
11. The Snug – cocktail class for four
12. The Teeth Whitening Company – one hour laser tooth treatment
13. Kelsey Kerridge (1) – 1 x course for 10 gym sessions
14. Kelsey Kerridge (2) – 1 x course for 10 fitness classes
15. DiVINE Hair Salon – Afro-carribean hair braiding
16. Finn Jordan – One hour full-body Swedish Massage
17. Camrider Motorcycle Training – a day’s Compulsory Basic Training course
18. Cambridge United – family ticket for four to a match next season
19. Elke Hausler – 1 hour back pain relief session
20. Serena Jewellery – pearl pendant necklace

Tombola time!

For the tombola, tickets are 50p each (no bulk discount) and there is a 1 in 5 chance of winning. You win something if you pick a ticket ending with 0 or 5, but you need to match the number and the colour of the ticket with the one on the prize. We have all of these tombola prizes!

Parkside Pools – family swims
Merhaba Turkish Cuisine – meal for two
Peppy’s Barber – haircuts for two
Tesco, East Road – boxes, & boxes, of chocolates
The Snug – meal for two
The Grafton Centre – £50 gift voucher
Inglot cosmetics – £20 voucher
Vue Cinemas – six ticket vouchers
Debenhams – three toiletry items
Benzer Bags – bag
Dukels International – giftbox set of Johnson’s toiletries
Fine Cuts – two haircuts
Grace’s Accessories – three necklaces
Kismet Natural World products – ‘California Republic’ cap worth £25
Multi-service Centre – seven watches
Urban Hair Company – two large salon-sized Wella shampoo & conditioner sets
Party Mania – Wally Ball game
Cambridge Nails & Spa – 2 x £20 vouchers
Moben/Sharps – gift box from Evolution
Billys – OgoDisk hand trampoline
Kymmoy – lunch deal for two people
Arena Cafe – vouchers
Discount Autoparts – car floormats, car care products
CB2 Bistro – meal for two, including wine
Uppercuts – two gift bags of hair care products, and one cut & blowdry voucher
Cafe de Paris – voucher
Neide’s Deli Cafe – 2 x vouchers for two
Tulip Restaurant – vouchers for lamb and chicken wraps
Cash Converters – DVD box sets (Rocky and Mr Selfridge)
CB1 Internet Cafe – two vouchers for meal for two
The Bike Shed – voucher for bicycle service
The Baguette Express – family meal for four
Nutters Hair Salon – “shine blaster” product
Fagito Takeaway – two vouchers for £9
Arjuna Wholefoods – decorative bag & products
Cambridge Framing Centre – mirror
IPG – paintballing discount vouchers
Kuoni Travel – two luxury branded towels
The Tram Depot – meal for two including bottle of wine
The Bakers – £15 meal
The Workshop Partnership employment agency – two bottles of wine
Andrew Northrop Family Butchers – £25 of fresh meat
Angel Beauty Parlour – four vouchers for treatments (eyebrow threading and mini manicure)
Petrou Brothers – three autographed books
Norfolk Street Deli – gorgeous hamper of specialty foods
Spice Gate – tray of Baklava
Nip In – seven boxes of biscuits
Cambridge Wine Merchants – £15 wine tasting voucher
Tezcan’s Hair Salon – vouchers for haircuts
Winfield Chinese Supermarket – 60 packets of noodles
Bosphorus Grill House – 2 x meals for two
Mace Stores – Lentil mini-hamper
Vision Unisex Hair Salon – haircut
Cam Cycles – bike bell, bike chain/padlock, lights, mini-pump and more
H. Gee – CD rack
Babylon IT Solutions – telephone wipes, screen cleaning kit
Cantab Millennium Computers – headphones, USB sticks, computer mice, SDHC cards
Prana Restaurant – meal for two, plus discount voucher
Lally’s Newsagents – bottle of cider & pen
Elitian Printers – ream of paper
Moda Barbers – one haircut at Mill Road salon, one haircut at East Road salon
White Swan pub – bottle of Bushmills whisky
Pets at Home – Fishtank and food, PLUS two £5 vouchers
Marks & Spencer (Beehive Centre) – two enormous boxes of chocolates, PLUS bottle of wine PLUS large bag of “Percy Rations” sweets
Bacchanalia – A bottle of Prosecco
Inspirations hair & beauty by Dipa – £10 gift voucher
Cambridge Toy Shop – a lovely teddy bear
Moghul Tandoori Restaurant – takeaway meal to the value of £30
Mr Peter Mullins of Norfolk St Dental Practice – 2 x six-packs of beer
Cook for You – 6 x £5 vouchers
Adilia’s Norfolk Street Bakery – 6 x £5 gift vouchers
Zhonghua Traditional Snacks – 3 x £10 vouchers
The Box Café – lunch for two, including dessert
Day 1 on Norfolk Street – bottle of wine, box of tea, box of Milk Tray chocolates
All Seasons Food – large selection of Afro-Caribbean specialities
Mickey Flynns – 7 ice buckets, box of shot glasses, carnival masks
Madame & Monsieur Hair Salon – 1 lady’s haircut, 1 gentleman’s haircut
Penguin Dry Cleaners – £15 dry cleaning voucher
Oriental Direct – large box of assorted specialities
Mill Road International Supermarket – large assortment of specialities
Jaffa Net Cafe – box of fresh baklava
Code Hair salon – 3 x £10 vouchers
Al Amin – gorgeous hamper
Kelsey Kerridge – healthsuite vouchers