After an epic 2021 season, it was time for our end of year blowout and Charity fundraiser!
This year the backdrop was Tylney Hall Hotel & Spa in Hook, Hampshire. The Grade II listed building remains an outstanding example of a luxury country house hotel that has never lost its old world sense of charm. The hotel is situated in 66 acres of glorious parkland & gardens.
On arrival, guests parked their supercars outside the main house. It was a real sight, seeing (and hearing) all the cars arriving out of the darkness!
We’re totally stunned but delighted to have helped raise £5,205 for our chosen charity Alzeimer’s Society, on the night!Jenny BC – FMSC Head Of Charity Partnerships
A welcome glass of prosecco greeted guests as they gathered in the entrance hall. As this was a black-tie event, some took the opportunity to have their photo taken by our professional photographers in front of the Four Marks Supercar Club livery.
It was time for the ‘Wallet Raiders’ to start working their magic on the club members, selling raffle tickets.
Once everyone had arrived and caught up with friends new and old, it was time to head inside the banqueting hall. The room itself had been beautifully decorated and illuminated using our specialist bank of trusted contractors, which really elevated the event to something we as a club had not enjoyed previously.
Festive meals had started filling the tables and the classic Christmas smells filled the air.
Banquetting and banter ensued as the wine (courtesy of our sponsors) flowed from table to table. A buzz started to fill the air as we edged closer to the much anticipated charity auction.
Finally, it was time for gorgeous Jenny (our Head of Charity Partnerships) to take to the stage with her mic to welcome everyone and get people laughing. Something she was able to do effortlessly!
There was an epic list of donated auction items and raffle prizes from sponsors, partners, club members, and businesses far and wide. these included:
- Premier GT
- Zebra Home Cinema
- Vizion Insurance
- Elev8 Finance
- Porsche Centre Portsmouth
- McLaren New Forest
- Luxuria Property
- Systems2 Consulting
- MGC Legal Solutions
- World Professional Billiards & Snooker Association
- Wolf Watch Winders
- Hattingly Valley Wines
- Solent Springs Adventure Golf
- Tylney Hall Hotel
- Harbour Hotel
- Mr & Mrs Adam L
- Mr & Mrs Phil S
- Ms Jenny BC
- Mr Martin B
- Mr & Mrs Greg G
- Mr Phil E
A total of over £5800 worth of goods and services were donated by these epic companies and club members.
Auction items included: Hospitality at Silverstone for the F1, Williams ceramic coating for your car, VIP Home cinema Demo plus £500 to spend on gear, Golf at Cumberwell Golf Course, Porsche branded sunglasses, Bollinger, Veuve Cliquot & Moet & Chandon Champagne, cases of specialty wine from a private collection, art piece, legal services package, Snooker semi-final tickets, Arsenal tickets, an automatic Swiss watch winder, wine tours, crazy golf day, afternoon teas and more!
The auction kicked off and immediately £100’s were being bid on items. It got exciting with bids going back and forth across the room, with bids even coming in from other club members via the internet!
Sat in another auction elsewhere in the country, club member Daniel H was bidding on our items and was delighted to take the hammer at £425 for a case of wine donated by another club member Adam L. There were screams and shrieks of excitement as the hammer fell.
After the dust had settled, we had taken a whopping £4,325 for our chosen charity Alzheimer’s Society from just the auction items! We still had the raffle to go.
It was now time for our mega fireworks display. Out we ventured into the cool night and to the private terrace to the rear.
The whole club screamed 3……..2……..1………..GO!!! Boom! Crack! Whizz! went our display which lasted around 10 minutes being the top package offered!
Back in the warm, it was time for the raffle. This time club founder Greg G reluctantly took to the mic to read out the chosen numbers. Once again the banter flowed back and forth across the room with dozens of prizes being won.
Once the last prize had been banked, we tallied the takings for the auction. That was a further £880!! Bringing the grand total for the night to a whopping £5205 for Alzheimer’s Society!
We were absolutely thrilled to raise an unprecedented £5,205 for our chosen charity Alzheimer’s Society. Dementia and it’s related conditions effect so many people, we couldnt think of a better cause to receive our donations.Jenny BC – FMSC Head of Charity Partnerships
It was time to celebrate the charity takings by throwing some shapes on the dancefloor. Let the good times roll!
With 1 am soon upon us, the hardcore group moved to the main bar for nightcaps. By 3 am even the most hardcore were stumbling to bed. It was time to bring to a close the biggest and best Christmas party this club has ever seen.
By morning, and before many had risked opening the curtains, our intrepid photographers were up snapping some shots of the remaining supercars in the car park.
Inside people were stirring and breakfast was called. Some made it, some did not!
With so many people to thank for this huge event, we’d like to mention just a few of the core FMSC team that made this Christmas Ball such a huge success. These superstars were; Jenny BC, Andy M, Tony G, Cheryl G, Beth F, Sharon L, Mark H & Paul T. Thank you as always!
Thank you to our wonderful sponsors that support us throughout the year and help build the club to what it is today.
Thank you to all the sponsors, businesses, and club members who donated towards the auction and raffle.
Thank you to every single one of you that bid on items and helped us raise over £5000 for charity.
And finally, all those club members that joined us on the night to celebrate surely the best club in the world?
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