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Wednesday 20th November 2019

Luxury staycations, yacht excursions and vouchers to some of Antigua’s hottest restaurants are just some of the deluxe goodies going under the hammer to raise money for PAAWS animal charity.

A fun-packed live auction taking place at Castaways on Jolly Beach on November 23 will also feature performances from Asher Otto and Itchyfeet, plus winners of the recent Antigua’s Got Talent show.

Auction starts 8pm sharp (Nov 23). Items (and donations) can be taken by credit card.

1. $200 gift certificate – La Bussola restaurant
2. An hour private yoga/pilates class with Clemmie London
3. Sunset cruise for four people with ‘Cruise and Chill’
4. $250 gift certificate for Cecilia’s restaurant
5. Zipline for two people - Zipline Adventure Antigua
6. Day Pass for two at Verandah Resort
7. A mountain bike – gifted by John Karlsson
8. Dinner gift certificate for $400 at Le Bistro
9. Diamond necklace donated by Kate Sellers
10. Dinnerfor tw o on the beach at Castaways
11. Gift vouchers and paint from North Coast Hardware
12. Overnight stay for two people at Admiral’s Inn
13. $150 gift certificate Garden Grill
14. One-week villa rental in Bali donated by Cheri Benjamin
15. Silver Chelles hand-crafted ‘Barbuda pink sand’ jewellery
16. Microdermabrasion treatment at Skinique
17. $300 gift certificate - Jolly Harbour Epicurean
18. 2 x 1-hour private tennis lessons with Patience, Jolly Harbour Sports Club
19. 18-hole round of golf for two people at Cedar Valley Golf Course
20. $250 gift certificate of dinner at The Louv
21. Three sessions with Fitcation personal trainer Ron Pile
22. Painting of Sandy the dog by Naydene Gonnella

There will also be a raffle drawn on the night with a high-end cellphone and Bryden’s gift basket up for grabs. Tickets are just EC$10 each.

Dedicated drink stations and buffets, along with a special short menu, will be in place for the evening and the Carib girls will be in attendance.

The party is free to enter and all proceeds will go towards the running of PAAWS’ shelter for rescued dogs and cats in Parham.

“There are some exceptional prizes to be won, both in the auction and in the raffle, and we can’t wait to once again see the incredible talents of Ajanae Bleau and Francesca Southwell who took top places in our well-attended Antigua’s Got Talent show in August,” said PAAWS’ PRO Gemma Handy.

“The auction will be a lot of fun too and we have a great auctioneer in the form of Kamal Moursy who was one of the talent show judges.

“Items up for sale include a beautiful painting by Naydene Gonnella of Sandy the beach dog, who was a much-loved feature of Jolly Harbour for over a decade.

“People can also bid for a day out on the luxurious Cruise ‘n’ Chill yacht; a romantic beach dinner with private chef at Castaways; gift certificates and paint from North Coast Hardware; three full sessions with Fitcation personal trainer Ron Pile, and many more,” she continued.

Personal trainer Ron Pile is putting himself up for auction at the November 23 fundraiser

Trainer Pile said: “As a lifelong animal lover I am delighted to be supporting this event in aid of PAAWS which does a great job helping reduce the number of stray dogs and cats on the streets.

“I’m also excited to showcase my unique Fitcation services which are brand new on island and allow clients to benefit from first-rate fitness and nutrition advice from the comfort of their home or office. “I know it’s going to be a fun night and I’m hoping to help raise some much needed funds,” he added.

PAAWS has been rescuing orphaned, injured, sick and neglected animals from across Antigua for more than two decades and has successfully rehomed thousands over the years.

This litter of puppies is among many PAAWS has taken off the streets this year  

“We exist entirely on donations which is why events like these are vital to help us continue our work,” Handy explained. “We encourage everyone to come out for what promises to be a great evening and help dogs and cats in need at the same time.”

The party and registration to bid for auction items starts at 6.30pm. The auction will begin at 8pm sharp.

PAAWS is open to visitors and volunteers Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

A huge heartfelt thank you to everyone who has so kindly donated gifts. All proceeds will help keep our shelter up and running.

Visit or call +1 268 561-1484 for more information or to make a donation via PayPal.

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