“Lone Pine Hill Country” Charity Auction

It is with great pleasure that we are able to bring you a rather special announcement about a charity auction we’re confident you really won’t want to miss…

The Lone Pine Hill Country charity auction is selling a very limited edition book by Malcolm Saville Society co-founder, Mark O’Hanlon, which is being published to coincide with the 80th anniversary of Malcolm Saville’s first visit to Shropshire.  Presented in a scrapbook format, it contains early Shropshire photographs, many from Malcolm Saville’s own family albums, including those from 1937 when he first came to Shropshire on holiday.  An impressive 98% of the book’s content reveals completely new material which has never before been shared outside of his circle of family and friends.  Some of this breakthrough material even ‘challenges’ information previously considered to be fact.

What’s more, 100% of the money raised through the auction will be going to The Children’s Society who do such great work in helping vulnerable and disadvantaged children in the UK today – keeping children safe and providing vital assistance when their world is turned upside down.  You can also help us to raise additional funds for the charity by pre-registering your support for the auction.  This will ensure you are on the inside track for a very special follow-up announcement, which will only be shared with those who have pre-registered, after the auction closes.

Don’t miss out – find out how you can take part in the “Lone Pine Hill Country” online charity auction event from the comfort of home at: www.lonepinehillcountry.co.uk.

NOTE:  The page can also be accessed directly from the Just Giving website at:  www.justgiving.com/lonepinehillcountry.

Update (24/06/2017):  Thanks to everyone who has shown early support of our forthcoming charity auction. With over £300 raised so far, we have already achieved 15% of our fund-raising target – due to your kind generosity!  Thanks for your continued support and good luck with your bidding!  Join the auction from 7pm today (Saturday 24th June, 2017).  You will find a short-cut link to the auction at www.lonepinehillcountry.co.uk.

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The ‘Signed by Saville’ Charity Auction Returns

Malcolm Saville (1901-1982)The “Signed by Saville” charity auction is an exciting collaboration between Hilary Saville (the niece of popular children’s author Malcolm Saville) and Malcolm Saville Society co-founder, Mark O’Hanlon.  Together, they aim to raise money for The Children’s Society who do such great work in helping vulnerable and disadvantaged children in the UK today.

Hilary has kindly donated a large number of Malcolm Saville books – some originally from her father’s personal library and other’s from her own childhood collection.  Using Mark O’Hanlon’s time (over 80 hours so far), the books are being offered for sale as part of two, grand extravaganza auction sales, hosted through eBay.  The first auction event, held in April 2015, saw some fierce bidding, achieved 103% of our original target (which has now been increased) and raised over £1,000 for charity.

The second and final “Signed by Saville” grand auction event will commence at 7pm on 17th October, 2015.  It will be a 7-day auction.  To find out more about the auction or to make a donation now, please visit the fund-raising webpage: www.signedbysaville.co.uk.

Update (25/10/2015):

A big ‘thank you’ to everyone who took part in the auction – all 21 books sold. Together we raised £1,057.44 from this second eBay auction plus and additional £20 in donations – that’s a fantastic result! Just by taking part you will have helped a young person and so thank you very much for bidding. The total raised across both “Signed by Saville” charity auction events was a staggering £2,113.10.

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‘The Lone Pine Club’ launched by Pentabus

The Lone Pine ClubAround sixty people attended the launch of Pentabus Theatre’s production of The Lone Pine Club in the Cardingmill Valley yesterday.

Congratulations to the cast and production team for such an entertaining medley of storylines and characters, successfully woven in a tapestry of Lone Pine magic. There’s something here for all the family to enjoy – existing Lone Piners and new recruits alike!

Find out more and book your tickets at: www.pentabus.co.uk/lone-pine-club-alice-birch

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Announcing the “Signed by Saville” Charity Auction

It is with great pleasure that we are able to bring you a rather special announcement about a charity auction we’re confident you really won’t want to miss… 

The “Signed by Saville” charity auction is an exciting collaboration between Hilary Saville (Malcolm Saville’s niece) and Malcolm Saville Society co-founder, Mark O’Hanlon.  Together, they aim to raise money for The Children’s Society who do such great work in helping vulnerable and disadvantaged children in the UK today – keeping children safe and providing vital assistance when their world is turned upside down.

So what is the auction all about?  Hilary Saville is the daughter of Malcolm Saville’s youngest brother, David Saville.  She has kindly donated a large number of “signed” Malcolm Saville books – some originally from her father’s personal library and other’s from her own childhood collection.  Using Mark O’Hanlon’s time and marketing materials, the books will be offered for sale as part of a grand extravaganza auction sale and 100% of any money raised will go directly to The Children’s Society.  This is surely a once in a lifetime opportunity for collectors to purchase books from such a large collection of Saville family ephemera? 

Don’t miss out – find out how you can take part in the “Signed by Saville” online charity auction event from the comfort of home at: www.signedbysaville.co.uk.

UPDATE (30/04/2015):

Thank you to everyone who took part in the auction – there were 212 bids and all 21 books sold, raising an amazing £895.66. With an additional £140 in donations, the total raised for The Children’s Society was £1035.66.

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Pentabus bring Malcolm Saville to new audience

The Pentabus Theatre Company (working in partnership with the National Trust) have just announced dates for the forthcoming tour of their exciting new production, The Lone Pine Club, by Alice Birch.

The Lone Pine Club is a brand new play, based on the iconic books by Malcolm Saville.  Fans have great expectations for this new production as Alice was the co-winner of the 2014 George Devine Award, winner of the Arts Foundation Award for Playwriting 2014, and was one of the BBC Writersroom 10 for 2014. The tour launches in Shropshire on 18th July, 2015.

Here’s a taste of the Pentabus team explaining the project:

“Our play is called The Lone Pine Club because it’s not an adaptation of one particular book. Rather, it’s a play inspired by and based on the main characters that crop up across the whole series. Our hope is that young people in the audience will go away inspired to do two things – play outside and read the Lone Pine books for themselves.”

“We are a registered charity and are producing this play in order to reach young people with quality theatre. We want to share with them a tale of adventure and daring and empower them to be brave in exploring the countryside on their own. Above all, we want them to have a great time. And in doing so, we hope to bring a new generation of readers to these brilliant books. But we need your help to pull it off…”

Find out how you can help at:  www.justgiving.com/Pentabus-The-Lone-Pine-Club/

Pentabus will be touring The Lone Pine Club at National Trust venues in Shropshire, Sussex, Devon, Norfolk and Northumberland between 18th July and 23rd August, 2015.

Discover more about the play and how to book your tickets at: www.pentabus.co.uk/lone-pine-club-alice-birch

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