About 2 years ago, I was asked to donate dog training lessons to be auctioned at a charity event to raise funds for equipment to assist the son of our village GP who had suffered a life-changing injury playing rugby.
It was a wonderfully glitzy evening at Wilton House, and I seem to remember over £30,000 was raised. My lot was won by a gentleman who bid a lot of money for the dog training lessons. He was provided with my contact details to arrange training. I have never heard back from him.
I know that he bid for many lots on the night, so perhaps he just wished to be an altruistic benefactor, which is a really generous and warm-hearted thing to do. But perhaps he really wanted some dog training, who knows?
All I know is that 2 years is a long time and I don’t think it unreasonable to call time on the bid in the near future. But I really would like to honour the offer. So, if you’re reading this, mysterious benefactor, I will give you until the end of October to get in touch before the offer will lapse. The reason is that I will be reducing my training commitments significantly in the future.
In case anyone else tries to cash in, you’ll have to tell me the exact amount you bid before I agree to do it!
Going once .. going twice .. last chance!