Newcastle Falcons have announced a number of fabulous silent auction prizes for Taione Vea's benefit evening, to be held at Kingston Park Stadium on Wednesday December 14.
Billed as a 'proper rugby club event', the evening is to raise funds for Falcons prop Taione Vea, who has been forced to retire from the game after suffering a serious spinal injury during the Aviva Premiership victory over Sale Sharks in September.
Tickets are available for a minimum donation of £20, with the silent auction prizes including a number of unique memorabilia items and money-can't-buy experiences.
SILENT AUCTION PRIZES
NILI LATU SIGNED TONGA PLAYING SHIRT (Reserve £200)
Falcons back-row forward Nili Latu is Tonga’s most capped player, having played in three World Cups. In 2008 Latu was included on a list of the top 50 players in the world, and is regarded as one of the hardest players in world rugby. This is the shirt worn as Nili became the most capped Tongan player of all time.
SIGNED ENGLAND SHIRT (Reserve £200)
An England shirt donated by the Rugby Players' Association, signed by the current England squad including George Ford, Owen Farrell, Maro Itoje & Mike Brown.
FALCONS FEAST (Reserve £300)
Newcastle Falcons players Juan Pablo Socino and Santiago Socino will prepare a three-course meal for up to six people at your home, complete with sommelier Alex Rogers and waiters Belisario Agulla and Harrison Orr.
MATCH-DAY EXPERIENCE FOR TWO (Reserve £300)
Experience the full match day atmosphere by accompanying the coaching team throughout Newcastle Falcons v Bath in the Anglo-Welsh Cup on Saturday February 4. This includes pre-match talks, the coin toss, being on the pitch during the warm-up, half-time team talk and post-match in the changing room. Appropriate kit will be provided.
JAGUAR F-TYPE WEEKEND
Enjoy a full weekend of cruising in this iconic vehicle at your own pleasure. Cover up to 200 miles of road in sheer style and class, turning heads as you announce your road presence. An ideal way to enjoy a getaway in style, this car was recently described as oozing glamour and aggression.
Bids will be kept confidential and can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include your name, email address, bid amount and contact telephone number. Winners will be announced after the event, in the week commencing December 19.
Tickets for the Taione Vea benefit evening on December 14 can be bought by calling 0871 226 6060, clicking here or from Kingston Park Stadium's ticket office in person. The price includes a hot meal, entertainment and lots of player interaction, with the entire Newcastle squad and management in attendance. This really is an event not to be missed.