IF YOU fancy being a Yorkshire Post sports writer for the day or even want to try your hand as a game keeper - look no further.
Both amazing opportunities are up for grabs this week in the Yorkshire Post’s Christmas charity auction.
And they are just two of the great lots you can bid for from today in aid of Sheffield-based Support Dogs, which provides specialist dogs to change the lives of people with a range of disabilities.
You can try being a gamekeeper for the day at the Azerley Estate in North Yorkshire where you can even learn the art of hedge laying.
Another outdoor treat on offer is at Newby Hall and Gardens, where you can enjoy a private tour of the award-winning gardens in North Yorkshire with head gardener Mark Jackson.
Sports writer for the day is a prize that money truly can’t buy.
You’ll be able to cover some of the region’s top sports and teams including football and rugby and gain a valuable insight into the world of sports journalism.
Or if sport isn’t your passion but you still want to go behind the scenes at The Yorkshire Post, then join us for a special tour and the chance to take part in morning conference where the key stories of the day are decided.
Alternatively, you can enjoy a VIP night at Aladdin at the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield with the chance to meet stars of the show or indulge with a bespoke dinner in your house cooked by the French Chef at Home.
There is even a seven-course tasting menu for two with drinks at Harrogate’s hottest restaurant, Norse, on offer.
The fundraising manager at Support Dogs, Danny Anderson, said: “Support Dogs receives a plea for help every eight hours from families and individuals struggling to live with the affects of autism, epilepsy or physical disability.
“We rely entirely 100 per cent on voluntary donation and need your support.
“Sadly due to our limited resources we can only help about 1 in every 50 people who contact us in need of our help.
“Our work is innovative and life changing and something Yorkshire should be really proud of.
“We are thrilled to be the Yorkshire’s Post Christmas charity this year and any support that you can give really will help make a difference.”
Other lots include a trip to the capital of chocolate York for a masterclass at York Cocoa House or dinner, bed and breakfast at the £3m renovated Best Western MonkBar Hotel.
This year’s auction is sponsored by Wagg Foods so even your pets do not miss out with a year’s supply of food and treats also up for grabs.
The difference Support Dogs can make is truly amazing.
But these are the last 10 lots in this year’s Christmas auction, and you only have until Friday to take part - so get bidding and help change lives.
The Yorkshire Post managing editor, Nicola Furbisher, said: “There are some great lots in this year’s auction so start bidding and help raise money for this really worthwhile cause.
“Having a support dog can make a huge difference to someone’s life.”
Other lots so far announced include the chance to have a luxury fine-dining experience at Bibi’s restaurant in Leeds city centre and to be The Yorkshire Post Business Editor for the day, stepping in to the shoes of Bernard Ginns.
Last year’s appeal aided Yorkshire’s lifeboat crews, with the generosity of The Yorkshire Post’s readers raising £17,000 for Scarborough’s RNLI.