THE chance to spend a week at one of the country's top golfing tournaments is one of many fabulous offers that will come under the hammer at a charity auction in Bridestowe next week.

Four tickets for the Wales Open will give the lucky buyers the chance to view top golfing action at the prestigious Celtic Manor Golf Course in Gwent. They will also be able to go behind the scenes to the practice ranges and have the opportunity to meet players.

The package is worth around £350 and the Open takes place in August.

The golfing package is one of many items in an Auction of Promises being held at Bridestowe Village Hall on Friday, July 6.

Other offers include meals for two at the Collaven Manor, Bridestowe, and at Okehampton's Cellars Bistro; hair-styling; an MoT test at Alan Balsdon's Bridestowe garage, and many chances to go horse riding.

West Devon and Torridge MP John Burnett has donated a House of Commons tea-set to be one of the lots.

Also on offer is a free day's cycle hire for a family of up to five, provided by Okehampton Cycles. Other attractions include tickets to Exeter Races, a pair of football shorts signed by David Ginola, a football signed by Plymouth Argyle's players, a signed, framed photograph of Arsenal FC, and a host of promises to carry out baby-sitting, cooking, gardening, dog walking and odd-jobbing.

The event is to raise funds for a new village hall in Bridestowe.

The auction starts at 7.30pm and viewing is from 6.30pm. Auctioneer is local farmer James McInnes, chairman of Okehampton and Hatherleigh branch of the NFU.