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LET’S UP THE AUCTION ANTE 

We are on the lookout for prizes to create an auction megastore packed with goodies. What’s more, when you donate an auction lot, you’re directly impacting the incredible work of Railway Children.

HIGH PROFILE SUPPORT

The Ball is one of UK Rail's most celebrated events. Stand alongside others who share a passion for making a difference by donating to the auction.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Giving to the auction shows that your business cares beyond profits and actively contributes to the community, making the world a better place.

BRAND EXPOSURE

Every lot and donor will be featured on our auction website. Reaching an influential audience within the industry and showing your commitment.

WITH YOUR SUPPORT

YOUR GENEROSITY CAN CHANGE LIVES

So, what lots ignite the bidding frenzy? Here’s some ideas.

HOLIDAYS & DAYS OUT

Cozy retreats, being a zookeeper for a day, cruising in a vintage car, or taking a specialist cookery class—everyone loves a mini escape.

LUXURY SPA RETREATS

Indulgent pampering experiences offer the ultimate way to unwind. With massages, facials and serene surroundings, what’s not to like?

VIP CONCERT TICKETS

How about front row seats at a concert, musical or play? If you can add a backstage pass or a VIP treatment, then it’s a dream ticket!

ANYTHING SPORTY

Autographed memorabilia from sports personalities along with exclusive sports experiences, like tickets to major sporting events or hospitality packages are popular.

CUTTING-EDGE GADGETS

From the latest smartphones to smart home devices, watches, wireless earbuds, tablets and air fryers, our tech-savvy bidders crave innovation.

THRILLING ADVENTURES

Fly in a Spitfire, a drive a Formula One car, solve the Crystal Maze, canoe along the worlds highest aqueduct… our Adrenalin junkies will leap at the chance to bid.

LUXURY GIFTS

Handcrafted jewellery, statement handbags, designer label items, fine watches and artwork will captivate bidders and generate significant bids.

DINING EXPERIENCES

Gourmet experiences at a Marco Pierre White or Gordon Ramsay restaurant, tea at the Ritz, dinner at the Shard, a private tasting menu. Foodies will savour every bite.

FINE WINE & SPIRITS

Raise your glass to Railway Children by donating rare vintage wines, a case of Champagne, limited-edition whisky or a private wine tasting with an expert sommelier.

RAIL EXPERIENCES

Offer a getaway on a historic steam train or an exclusive first-class journey. Imagine the thrill for the lucky bidder!

RAIL MEMORABILIA

Vintage signs, iconic nameplates or rare railway artifacts—these unique collectibles can find new homes.

BEHIND-THE-SCENES TOURS

Arrange a VIP tour of a major rail station, maintenance depot or workshop. They’ll be an enthusiast’s dream.

BE INSPIRED

AUCTION GALLERY

Past lots with something for everyone.

LEAVE THE HARD WORK TO US

UNSURE WHAT TO DONATE?

We’ve handpicked an exciting array of adventures spanning the UK and beyond. From relaxing spa days to thrilling supercar driving, and sumptuous fine dining experiences, we’ve got something for everyone, regardless of your  interests or budget.  

GET IN TOUCH IF YOU NEED MORE HELP

AUCTION FAQ'S

We'll turn auction lots into cash for Railway Children, with a charity auction that knows no bounds. Every item sold helps Railway Children make a difference.

If you can donate an auction lot we’d love to hear from you. Please email enquiries@railwayball.co.uk or call 0208 432 4320.

You can register online to bid once the auction is open. Make sure you’ve signed up to receive updates. Get in touch or complete the signup box below.

Luxury goods, jewellery, books, artwork, collectables, electrical items, experiences, holidays and mini breaks are all up for grabs. Click here to look at last year’s auction for further inspiration.

The auction will open at the Railway Industry Association dinner in early November and will also be available online. To ensure you’re kept up to date email enquiries@railwayball.co.uk

The auction will close on the night of The Railway Ball. Bids can be made online, as well as in the room throughout the night.

ALSTOM'S GENIUS INVENTION

HERE'S A BRIGHT IDEA

Alstom have pulled off something extraordinary. Salvaging ten Pendolino lights and transforming them into limited edition table lamps! These aren’t your run-of-the-mill lamps; they’re pieces of UK rail history.

What imaginative auction lots can you dream up? Whether it’s vintage station signs, repurposed train artifacts, or something more conventional, we want to hear from you.