Second Birthday Fundraising Auction

Devon Environment Foundation’s Second Birthday Online Auction! 🥳

DEF channels funds to local projects that protect and restore nature in Devon. Since launching in July 2020, we have supported 33 brilliant grassroots projects, awarding more than £435,000 grants. Find out more in our Two Year Review.

With your help we can fund many more of the innovative and impactful projects delivering nature-based solutions in Devon, providing them with vital kick-start or scale-up support.

Please look at our exceptional gastronomic auction items below, to decide whether you, or any of your contacts, might like to bid – either individually, or clubbing together with friends…

Detailed information on each prize can be found here:

Auction closes Thursday 30th June, 11.00pm

All proceeds will fund grassroots nature-based solutions in Devon, tackling both the climate and nature emergencies on our doorstep.

Please help us spread the word! 📣



A Hawksmoor Extravaganza
A no-holds-barred lunch for six with Will Beckett, founder of Hawksmoor, and Mitch Tonks at your favourite UK Hawksmoor restaurant.
Starting Bid: £3,000

Al Gatto Nero Venice
A gastronomic trip of a lifetime. Meet Mitch in Venice for a long VIP lunch at the wonderful Al Gatto Nero restaurant. The following day join Mitch and the gang for a tour of the Rialto market and hidden bars of Venice.
Starting Bid: £5,000

Private Dinner at the Seahorse, Dartmouth
Enjoy a spectacular dinner for 12 cooked by two of Britain’s most-loved chefs, Angela Hartnett (of Murano) and her husband Neil Borthwick (of The French House) in the Cantina private dining room of the Seahorse.
Starting Bid: £5,000

The Pig and Lime Wood – New Forest Experience
An extraordinary food experience for two, one night dining at The Pig and one night at Lime Wood – both times heading into the forest to forage for your dinner with the chefs before sitting down to enjoy with great wines.
Starting Bid: £5,000

Your Own Saturday Kitchen
Private lunch with Matt Tebbutt in the Cantina private dining room at the Seahorse restaurant for 12 people. Matt is a great host and will cook for you and join the party and sign copies of his books.
Starting Bid: £5,000

Full auction details and bid here.

Auction closes Thursday 30th June, 11.00pm.

A huge thank you to all the supporters who have helped to source, or who have donated, these incredible prizes. Special thanks to Mitch Tonks, co-founder of DEF, chef and CEO of Rockfish and The Seahorse.

Hope you can support by partaking in our online auction or by spreading the word!