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Clarkson on top form at Chippy Lido auction
4:30pm Thursday 26th September 2013 in News
TOP Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson made a welcome return to Chipping Norton to host the Lido’s auction of promises.
More than £14,000 was raised to keep the pool afloat at the town hall event on Friday, September 13.
Lots included being handed a Mazda MX5 sports car for six months, including insurance which went for £1,900, and a break at the Sea Garden Cottages in the Isles of Scilly at £900.
Other unusual lots included being named in the next Mark Billingham novel, deerstalking in Cornbury Park and being a crocodile keeper for a day.
Chipping Norton Lido trustee Claire Jarvis hailed the evening a success.
“Jeremy was on top form,”
she said. “Our guests were entertained by the musical trio The Seacats before the sale started.
“We were very grateful to all our donors who gave such a wonderful array of promises for us to auction and, of course, to everyone who attended and made it such a successful evening.”
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