Due to the very sad passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, we cancelled our Salisbury Race Day and paused our online auction. We have now re-opened the auction, with 10 new incredible prizes available to bid on. Bidding will close at the new time of Sunday 9 October, at 10pm.

Guy Ritchie

Along with the chance to star in a Guy Ritchie film, the local children’s hospice charity Julia’s House has unveiled a host of new prizes as its online silent auction re-opens for bids.

Ten additional prizes have been added to the charity’s stellar list of auction lots, including a seven-night stay on the Isle of Man, four England v. Japan Autumn International tickets, a Sunseeker yacht experience and an original oil painting by one of the UK’s most collectible royal artists, Darren Baker.


We paused our online charity auction on 8th September and cancelled our scheduled Charity Race Day at Salisbury Racecourse on 9th September, as a mark of respect for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The silent auction has now re-opened, with bids accepted until the later date of Sunday 9th October at 10pm.

All donated by the charity’s Patrons and supporters, the wide range of auction prizes will help to raise vital funds for our care of local seriously ill children and their families.

Guy Ritchie’s donation of a walk-on part in one of his movies is already proving popular, with bids currently up to £10,000. As well as appearing on the silver screen, the winning bidder will meet the director (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) in person and enjoy a behind-the-scenes experience on the film set, with UK-based location, date and film to be confirmed.

Guy and his wife, the model Jacqui Ainsley, are Patrons of Julia’s House children’s hospice. They provided vital support in building our hospice building in Devizes around five years ago, hosting a fundraising event on their Wiltshire country estate for the charity.

Other luxurious and unique prizes on offer in the Julia’s House silent auction include a bespoke F1 weekend package for two to attend the 2023 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, a framed and signed Pelé shirt, a two-night stay in the Great Arch at Fonthill, an Omlet Topology dog bed and a Sir Geoff Hurst 1966 Golden Boot.

Eddie Howe

The Newcastle United Head Coach and former AFC Bournemouth Manager, Eddie Howe, has also donated four Directors Box tickets for the Newcastle v. Chelsea game on Saturday 12th November.

Eddie, who is a Patron and long-standing supporter of Julia’s House, said, "I remember my son, Harry, having a health scare when he was very young and when you go through an experience like that, you get even more of an appreciation for a charity like Julia’s House and others that care for sick children. At this stage in my life, I have a greater understanding of what it means and of the responsibility of being a parent. I am privileged and proud to be a Patron of this fantastic charity.”

Chantelle Shave, Events Fundraiser for Julia’s House, said, “We are so grateful to our wonderful Patrons and supporters for their incredible donations to our online silent auction. The vital care we provide to local seriously ill children and their families, at our hospices and in their homes, is almost entirely funded by donations. Without the generous support of our local community, we wouldn’t be able to provide our lifeline of care – so thank you for taking part and supporting Julia’s House, however you can!”

View prizes and bid online at https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/juliashousesalisburyraceday2022