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Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS (MTW) Charitable Fund is getting into the Christmas spirit by launching its first ever virtual Christmas stocking auction between Monday 30 November and Monday 7 December 2020. The auction features prizes donated by renowned authors, athletes and celebrities from TV and film. The event will raise funds to support staff health and wellbeing, including a staff shower and changing area upgrade at Maidstone Hospital.

Some of the unique auction lots available include a phone call with Jerome Flynn, Game of Thrones Star, and signed photo, a signed copy of ‘This is Going To Hurt,’ by best-selling author Adam Kay, a fizz brunch for two at a renowned local restaurant, the opportunity to walk with Alpacas in Romney Marsh or bungee jump from 160ft in Brighton. There are many more fabulous gifts! Use this link to view the full range on offer:

In advance of the launch celebrations on Monday 30 November, a very special cake has been commissioned by the Trust’s dedicated charity. Celebrity and world renowned cake sculptor Michelle Wibowo, who features in Channel 4’s ‘Extreme Cake Makers’ has created a bespoke bronze cake of Captain Sir Tom Moore, especially for the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Charitable Fund.  Michelle who won double gold in the Culinary Olympics has generously donated the cake.

Michelle Wibowo commented: “It’s been a pleasure to work on this collaboration and highlight Captain Sir Tom Moore’s incredible contribution to NHS charities, including Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Charitable Fund. Cake and art can help to unite people of all backgrounds and I wish the Fund all the very best with their fundraising campaign”.

Laura Kennedy, Fundraising Manager at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, commented: “We’re grateful to everyone who has so generously donated prizes, including cake and track Olympians!

“Please do visit our auction and bid for one of the items which will help to support our amazing staff.”

Supporters who would like to donate directly to the staff welfare projects can do so via

Full list of auction items:

  • Animal Lover Festive Stocking (3 Gifts Inside) – donated by Alpaca Annie; Art by T Clark; Soaring Heights
  • Harry Potter book signed by Hollywood actor Jason Isaacs – donated by Jason Isaacs
  • Extreme Bundle (Only for the Brave) – donated by The Panic Room – Gravesend, UK Bungee Club
  • Fitness & Wellbeing book signed by Kent’s legendary Dame Kelly Holmes – donated by Dame Kelly Holmes
  • Beautiful silver earrings & necklace set – donated by Beaverbrooks Jewellers, Maidstone
  • A rainbow silk tie signed by Dr Hilary Jones – donated by Dr Hilary Jones
  • NEXT ‘Home’ bundle – donated by NEXT
  • Signed copy of ‘This is Going To Hurt,’ by best-selling author Adam Kay – donated by Adam Kay
  • Hand signed book by award-winning Michelin chef – donated by Tom Kerridge
  • Roberto Cavalli preloved black handbag – donated by Pickwick Jewellers, Maidstone
  • Party like a “flock star” Gift Bundle – donated by Salamander, Market Buildings, Maidstone
  • Mindfulness and Spirituality Bundle (6 gifts inside) – donated by Lower Bush Alpacas; Brenda Cottingham; Buttercups Goat Sanctuary, Flying High Display Centre
  • Hamper Full of Bubbles – donated by The Swan, West Malling
  • John Lewis Tea Time Gift Box + Voucher for a Bouquet of Flowers – donated by Isabelle Campbell and Just Peachy Florist
  • Official F1 merchandise gift bag, featuring holdall and cap – donated by Racing Point Formula 1 Team
  • Jack Nicklaus large signed print – donated by Jack Nicklaus
  • John Lewis & Partners Single Prosecco & Chocolates Gift – donated by Isabelle Campbell
  • Maidstone Fitness Bundle ( 5 Prizes Included) – donated by SNAP Fitness, Chlo Martin at NXTLVL Fitness, Rosaria at Vitality Hub, The Medical Massage Lady
  • Refreshing Pamper Hamper (7 Different Gifts Included) – donated by various providers including Figtree and Kim’s Beauty
  • *Winter Is Coming* -Private phone call with Jerome Flynn, Game of Thrones Star – donated by Jerome Flynn
  • 4 Ball Voucher, Nevill Golf Club, Tunbridge Wells – donated by Nevill Golf Club
  • A Perfect Pamper Hamper Gift (4 Gifts Inside) – donated by Kameel at Kamz Barbers, Tracy Cottingham at Fusion Fragrances, Sam Mishra The Medical Massage Lady
  • Make-Up and Lashes – donated by Elly Gowers at Breaking Foundations, Jada Woolf at Face the Woolf, Sarah Bretherick at Absolutely Fab
  • Smith and Webb Pandora Bundle (5 Premium Gifts Inside) – donated by Smith and Webb Property Solutions
  • Christmas Traditional Party Extravaganza Hamper – donated by GENCO
  • Arriva Buses ‘Kent in Medway 4-Weekly’ pass – donated by Arriva Southern Counties
  • Autographed postcard from Masterchef star – donated by Gregg Wallace
  • A rainbow silk tie signed by Dr Hilary Jones 2 – donated by Dr Hilary Jones
  • Ann Widdecombe, “Strictly Ann”, The Autobiography, Hand Signed Book – donated by Ann Widdecombe
  • 6 Foot Nordmann Fir, Real, Christmas Tree – donated by Stonepitts Farm
  • Official F1 goodie bag featuring cufflinks – donated by BWT Racing Formula One Team
  • Year’s supply of Andrex Toilet Roll and Andrex Giant puppy (1m high, 0.5m wide stuffed toy dog! – donated by Kimberly Clark.