About the HSBS
The Hunt Staff Benefit Society (HSBS) was established in 1872, under the name of the Hunt Servants' Benefit Society. The name was changed to Hunt Staff Benefit Society on 1st January, 2004.
It is also sometimes referred to as the Hunt Staff (or Servants') Benevolent Fund and the Hunt Staff (or Servants') Benevolent Society. The present Patron and Governor is His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.
The HSBS is a Registered Friendly Society benefiting the staff, without whom hunting could not exist. It is not a Charity. It offers a Personal Pension Scheme specifically, and only, for staff employed by Hunts. Contributions can be paid by Hunt Staff and/or their employers and the pension is specially designed for Hunt Staff to take with them during their career.
The Scheme offers secured benefits with the possibility of additional bonuses from successful investment performance. Over eleven million pounds are currently invested efficiently and successfully by professional Investment Managers overseen by the Executive Sub-Committee.
The unique aspect of the scheme is the additional support from Honorary Members' Subscriptions, Donations (Caps from Hunts, Donations in Memorium, from Supporters Clubs and other sources) Legacies and Fund Raising activities.
If you are a hunt employee, or employ hunt staff, you should ask for further details of the Pension Scheme.
If you go hunting you should consider supporting the HSBS, for the benefit of Hunt Staff, by becoming an Honorary Member and supporting the HSBS’s fund raising activities.
Hunt Staff Benefit Society Auction 2018
The Hunt Staff Benefit Society would like to thank all those who have made such generous “Promises” for this silent auction.
The published catalogue lists the lots that had been promised at the date of printing - you can download a PDF copy of the catalogue here. Any “late entries” will be entered on the website catalogue on this website. The website catalogue will also contain further details and images of some lots.
* If you are unable to attend the silent auction on 4th May, you can still leave commission bids, either by completing and returning the bidding form at the back of the catalogue, or online on the website catalogue.
CONDITIONS OF SALE
- Bids for lots as described in the catalogue may be made on the attached bidding form or online and must be received by 1.00 p.m. on Thursday, 3rd May. Thereafter, the silent auction takes place at Cheltenham Racecourse, with final bids accepted no later than 8.15 p.m.
- Bids will be updated each day on the website, with the highest bid received recorded against each lot, up until the time that the silent auction commences. You may re-submit a bid if you wish to increase it.
- Successful bidders will be notified immediately after the auction, and will be expected to pay the full sale price for their lot(s) no later than Friday, 11th May, 2018. Cheques should be made payable to the HSBS.
- Full details of each lot will be sent to the successful bidder when the lot is paid for.
- Following the silent auction, mutually convenient arrangements should be made by the purchaser making contact with the donor. Initial contact should be made no more than 4 weeks after the date of the auction. Unless otherwise stated in the catalogue, purchased lots should be taken up within 12 months of the date of the auction
- The HSBS has described the promises to the best of its ability and belief from the information provided by the donors, but can take no liability whatsoever in respect of faults, deficiencies or errors of description, verbal or printed. If there is any dispute, the organisers' decision shall be final and binding.