22 Apr 2021

President’s Auction raises more than £10,000 for Tŷ Hafan

The donations total for the Welsh Pony and Cob Society (WPCS) retiring President Brian Foster, Gerrig Stud’s Charity Auction in aid of Tŷ Hafan Children’s Hospice is complete.
Brian Foster said ‘I am delighted to report the result of the fantastic amount raised at our recent timed on-line auction of 29 Lots donated by you the members and friends of the WPCS.
As I am sure you are aware this online Charity Auction became possible under the auspices of the WPCS with the Trustees approval, the tireless efforts to source various lots of Dr Glyn Jones Gwarchod Stud, and the professional support, without charge, of Richard Binnnersley joint MD of Brightwells together with input from the WPCS Office, and of course all of the donated 29 items together with the donors details listed in the auction catalogue.
I am extremely grateful to you all for your support.
The auction and the Just Giving page raised over £10,000.00 and the whole amount will be gifted to my nominated Charity, Tŷ Hafan Children’s Hospice, who will greatly benefit from this fantastic sum of money that we have all helped to raise during these uncertain times’.
Richard Binnersely stated ‘We at Brightwells were more than pleased to be asked to run this timed on-line Auction on behalf of retiring President of the WPCS –
The Key statistics for the Auction were.
• The catalogue was viewed 7089 times.
• At its peak on the Sunday evening 28 3 21 when the sale closed there were 1682 people live on the page
• 802 bids were placed on the Auction.
• There were 121 registered buyers from the UK, Netherlands and Spain with the Catalogue Viewed by 3819 persons.’
Brian Foster Retiring President of the Welsh Pony and Cob Society said:
‘What a fabulous and fantastic result. I will be forever grateful to you all in making this an event to remember in these uncertain and difficult times’.
On behalf of the Council of Trustees, WPCS Chairman Colin Thomas said:
‘I feel ever so grateful to the President for choosing such a worthwhile charity and cause.
The importance of our President’s fund raising can be summed up by this commentary. “Tŷ Hafan. offers comfort, care and support to children with life-limiting conditions and their families, helping them make the most of the time they have left together. To offer this unique service completely free of charge to families in Wales, please note it has to raise £4.5 million every year.”
Thank you also to each donor and purchaser of auction items and to those who have donated on the JustGiving page.
Many thanks to Richard Binnersley of Brightwells who ran the online auction free of charge, Dr Glyn Jones, Meirion and staff at the WPCS Office.
The result of the Auction was as follows:
LOT 1 A bespoke handmade Stud or Farm Sign – kindly donated by blacksmith Mr Cemaes Evans and Family, Cathedine Stud.
£170 Purchased by Fairywood Ponies
LOT 2 “A limited-edition Graphite Pencil Drawing of Gwenllan Brynmor – kindly donated by the artist Mr Tom Fuller, Shankly Stud.
£90 Purchased by Mrs Rhiain Ackers
LOT 3 “A day at Llanvapley Shoot, an 80-bird day of driven pheasant between Abergavenny and Raglan – kindly donated by Mr David Morgan, Trostrey Court, Usk.
£400 Purchased by Voodoo Black Limited
LOT 4 “A framed, signed by the Wales squad, Wales Rugby shirt as worn and kindly donated by Prop Wyn Jones at the Rugby World Cup Japan 2019 – The framing kindly donated by Mr Eric Williams, Llamri Stud.
£550 Purchased by Mr Greg Ross
LOT 6 “A luxury Easter Hamper and a Bottle of French Etienne Leclair Brut Champagne, kindly donated by Victoria Whittle Kirrem Stud,  (daughter of John Merrick Brynithon Stud) Manager of Morrison’s Brecon.
£70 Purchased by Dr D G Jones
Lot 7 “A stallion service to Welsh Section C stallion and World record price holder Tyrllawn Rolls Royce.– kindly donated by the Dorneyrow Stud.
£1,400 Purchased by Mr P Cummings
LOT 8 “A Commission for a Graphite Pencil Drawing of an equine of your choice – kindly donated by the artist Mr Tom Fuller, Shankly Stud.
£70 Purchased by Mrs Rhiain Ackers
LOT 9 “A one-off Crook stick of a mare and foal made by expert Lampeter based stick maker Andrew Jones, and kindly donated by Andrew and his late wife Doris.
£350 Purchased by Mr E Emanuel and Family Ddraiggoch Stud
LOT 10 “Two Adult entry tickets for any day at the next Royal Welsh Show kindly donated by the RWAS.
£50 Purchased by D L C Brecknock Ltd
LOT 11 “A stallion Service to the Welsh Mountain pony stallion Royal Welsh Male Champion Pendock Paige-boy – kindly donated by Mrs Jill Williams and Kitty Bodily, Glebedale Stud.
£270 Purchased by Miss Macey Williams
LOT 12 “A Beswick china ‘Coed Coch Madog’ figurine (First edition with the tail attached to the off hind) – kindly donated by Mrs Betty French, Forlan Stud
£250 Purchased by Mrs K. Sheil
LOT 13 “A lunch or dinner for two people at Michelin starred ’The Walnut Tree’, Llanddewi Skirrid, Abergavenny – kindly donated by Mr Shaun Hill (Chef).
£251 Purchased by Mr Kevin Foster
LOT 14 “‘Merlod Gwyn – White Ponies’ – A limited-edition print by Aneurin Jones (1930-2017) – kindly donated by his son Mr Meirion Jones.
£2,000 Purchased by Mrs Janice Foster
LOT 15 “A ‘Hamper for him’, from the Forage Farm Shop and Kitchen, Cowbridge – kindly donated by 2023 Royal Welsh President Mr Johnny Homfray.
£60 Purchased by Dr D G Jones
LOT 16 “A ‘Hamper for her’, from the Forage Farm Shop and Kitchen, Cowbridge – kindly donated by 2023 Royal Welsh President Mr Johnny Homfray.
£55 Purchased by Dr D G Jones
LOT 17 “A Horse measuring walking cane – measuring to 17 hands high. This sticks provenance is that it has been used to measure Hewid Cardi.Kindly donated by Mr Brian Foster retiring WPCS President. Gerrig Stud.
£190 Purchased by Mrs Rhiain Ackers
LOT 18 “A box of local meats for the freezer – kindly donated by Mr Wil Lloyd Williams, Butcher, Machynlleth.
£55 Purchased by Mrs V Hasdell
LOT 19 “A handmade Deer antler ‘dealer’s whip’ by Carl Nee – kindly donated by the Dycott Stud.
£136 Purchased by Mr Ken Hitchcock
LOT 20 “A stud service to the Welsh Mountain Section A stallion Cascob Red Kite – Royal Welsh Sire ratings winner; kindly donated by Julian and Hayley Williams, Cilmery Stud.
£800 Purchased by Miss Caroline Ingram
LOT 21 “Ten Vintage Welsh Pony and Cob Society Journals 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973 onward (no 1965) – kindly donated by Mrs Betty French.
£200 Purchased by Mr Richard Francis
LOT 22 “A stallion service to the Welsh Cob Section D stallion Fronarth Prince of Wales – kindly donated by the Jones Family, Fronarth Stud.
£600 Purchased by Miss V J Kirby
LOT 23 “A Painting by the late Yvonne Garner of Welsh Mountain Ponies – kindly donated by WPCS Chairman Colin Thomas.
£170 Purchased by Mr L Jones
LOT 24 “A graphite pencil drawing of the Welsh Cob Stallion Brenin Gwalia with Mr Rees – kindly donated by the artist Mr Tom Fuller, Shankly Stud .
£100 Purchased by Mrs Rhiain Ackers
LOT 25 “A Wales Rugby Shirt worn by Number 2 Bobby Windsor, Hooker in the golden era of the 1970’s – kindly donated by Mrs Dorothy Jones and her late husband Lyndon who was a committee member at Pontypool Rugby Club.
£260 Purchased by Mrs Helen Cox
LOT 26 “A stallion service to Castlemead Frodo.
Top price section A stallion at the Fayre Oaks sale outside of the Highflyer sale.
Kindly donated by Euros Llyr Morgan.
£205 Purchased by Mrs A G Jeffries
LOT 27 “An original one-off pencil drawing ‘Welsh Cob Stallion & Wagon’ by leading contemporary equestrian artist Kristine Nason SEA SWA.
£110 Purchased by Mrs V Hasdell
LOT 28 “10 Small bales of Hay”.
Donated by Stuart and Charlie Andrews Hay and Straw Merchants, Llantrisant. Usk
£26 Purchased by Dr D G Jones
LOT 29 “An opportunity to drive out with Modris Kesans, Kilvey Carriages, Bon-y-Maen, Swansea; put to their magnificent black Friesian stallions for approximately 1-1.5 hours with a drink stop for four people.
£310 Purchased by Mr Brian Foster
Merlod Gwyn – White Ponies’ – A limited-edition print by Aneurin Jones (1930-2017)

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