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Online Auction: 31 Oct - 10 Nov

Raising funds for life changing opportunities for disadvantaged children

'Teachers believe that (one of) the biggest challenges our young people will face in the next 20 years is the climate and ecological emergency. 85% of teachers in England doubt the current education system is adequately preparing pupils for the future'.

~ Rebooting Education Report Dec 2023 (survey of 7000 teachers)*


We need your help

The Country Trust is facing unprecedented demand from schools for life-enhancing opportunities for children to experience farming and the countryside, to learn how to grow and cook, to get their hands in the soil, for support for teachers to bring learning to life. We have set an urgent and ambitious target to bring transformative experiences to 120,000 children each year by 2027 and funding is our only limiting factor.

The online auction

How you can help create life-changing opportunities for disadvantaged children.

  • DONATE an auction lot. We want to present an exceptional selection of truly remarkable lots for what will be an international audience. Please email us to donate an auction lot.
  • BID at the auction: October 31-November 10th 2024

Example lots:

  • Original artworks inspired by the natural landscape
  • Fashion and jewellery with brands associated with country pursuits
  • Fine dining & hospitality at award winning restaurants, country estates, including seasonal and healthy cookery courses
  • Celebrity signed memorabilia and unique experiences.
  • Entertainment at Music Festivals with links to farming and food – Glastonbury, Latitude, The Big Feastival
  • Sport including VIP Hospitality at home matches, signed team shirts, behind the scenes tours
  • Outdoor country pursuits including salmon fishing with overnight accommodation and hospitality


About the auction:

  • Hosted by Lacy Scott & Knight (independent auctioneers, established in 1869) and the (the world’s no.1 online auction site). 
  • Both auction houses are generously waiving all commission.
  • The Auction will be promoted via a concerted PR and social media campaign with the invaluable support of LD Communications, the UK’s leading agency specialising in music and entertainment PR.

Thank you. Together we can transform lives.

*Rebooting Education Report