The 2014 BFBS Big Salute on-air and online auction will be broadcast across the BFBS Radio network on Friday 31st October

However, you can start bidding now on more than 100 items on eBay and From a Red Arrows VIP day, to surfing lessons, zorbing, or even a skydive, you can enjoy thrilling experiences and help to raise vital cash.

All proceeds go to five brilliant BFBS Big Salute charities: BLESMA, Blind Veterans UK, Combat Stress, FAB (Families’ Activity Breaks) and Veterans Aid.

You can also show support on auction day by choosing your top tune and pledging ‘Money For Music’ or get involved in the BFBS Big Salute on social media with our #UglyMug campaign. Simply take a selfie pulling your ugliest face, tag a friend to do the same and donate one pound to the BFBS Big Salute

The auction also includes overnight stays at Chartridge Lodge, The Royal Maritime Club, the Victory Services Club, and the 2015 Creamfields festival.Treat loved ones to delicious lunches at the Michelin-starred country pub, The Treby Arms, the River Cottage Canteen, or head out to sea to eat at the historic Spitbank Fort in the Solent.

Check out the signed sports memorabilia from Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Jonny Wilkinson, the England and Sri Lankan cricket teams, plus Chelsea and Sheffield United Football Clubs. Fans of Status Quo also have the opportunity to meet the band at a show during their winter tour, or there’s a chance to see the live filming of ITV2’s Celebrity Juice.

And for families there are plenty of tickets to attractions, including the Newquay Activity Centre, Paradise Wildlife Park, the Telegraph Outdoor Show and the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

For more details about the BFBS Big Salute, and the five charities go online where you can also donate some cash, buy a wristband, or give by texting BIGS00 – and the amount you want to donate – to 70070.

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