Bid To Win The Chance To Meet Steve Allen At A Flower Arranging Workshop

4 October 2018, 06:30 | Updated: 4 October 2018, 07:19

LBC's Steve Allen
LBC's Steve Allen. Picture: LBC

This is your chance to go on a flower arranging workshop with LBC legend Steve Allen - and help raise money for our charity Global's Make Some Noise.

If you're a Steve Allen listener, you'll know that his pride of joy is his hanging baskets. So we’re giving you and a friend the chance to create a beautiful floral arrangement with LBC’s early breakfast show presenter, Steve Allen.

The Text To Win competition was so popular, Steve has found two more spots - and you can bid for it now on eBay.


Thanks to the Covent Garden Academy of Flowers, you’ll join Steve in a unique workshop to make a ‘Garden in a box’ at the Covent Garden Academy, one of the country’s leading flower design schools.

The session will begin by learning about selection, the basics concerning flower care and conditioning and you will learn how to create a dynamic arrangement using a variety of flowers and foliage. You will leave with a gorgeous, versatile arrangement that although looks amazing, is surprisingly simple to master.

That’s not all, the Strand Palace Hotel, in the heart of London’s West-End, will host you both for an over-night stay with breakfast in in one of the hotel’s newly-refurbished bedrooms.


The Garden In A Box
The Garden In A Box. Picture: Covent Garden Academy of Flowers

This auction prize will be open for bids online between 06:30 on Thursday 04/10/2018 and 06:30 on Friday 05/10/2018.

You must be 18 or over to take part.

Current highest bids can be found on eBay full terms & conditions are below.

Strand Palace Hotel
Strand Palace Hotel. Picture: Strand Palace Hotel

Global’s Make Some Noise is LBC’s very own charity, supporting small but brilliant projects across the UK which help children, young people and their families living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity.

By supporting Global’s Make Some Noise, you’ll be helping small projects make a big difference, so thank you.

The Covent Garden Academy Of Flowers
The Covent Garden Academy Of Flowers. Picture: Covent Garden Academy of Flowers

Terms and Conditions

1. Definitions and Introduction

1.1 In these terms and conditions the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings (and, where applicable in these terms and conditions, the singular shall include the plural):

“Auction” The auction running on the Participating Radio Station(s) during the Term

“Auction Terms and Conditions” These terms and conditions relating to the Auction

“Bid Period” The period, as announced on-air and/or online, during which a Participant may bid for a particular item in an Auction through the Auction Line.

“Competition Terms and Conditions” Global Charities competition terms and conditions which can be found at

eBay User Agreement The terms and conditions of placing a bid on eBay which can be found at

“Conditions” The Auction Terms and Conditions together with the Competition Terms and Conditions and the eBay User Agreement

“Global Charities” Global Charities of 30 Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7LA (registered charity 1091657 (England & Wales) and SC041475 (Scotland)) “on-air” Something broadcast on the Participating Radio Station(s)

“Participant” or “you” A person who participates in the Auction “Participating Radio Station(s)” LBC

“Term” The dates and times set out in Clause 2.2 of these Conditions “Website” or the website of any of the radio stations owned by Global Radio, Communicorpuk or Adventure Radio

1.1 These Auction Terms and Conditions together with the Competition Terms and Conditions and the eBay User Agreement shall apply to the Auction. Participation in any Auction shall be deemed an unconditional acceptance by you of these Conditions.

1.2 In the event that these Auction Terms and Conditions conflict with the Competition Terms and Conditions, the provisions of these Auction Terms and Conditions shall prevail.

1.3 References to “we”, “us” and “our” shall be to Global Charities and/or the Participating Radio Station(s).

2. Auction

2.1 During the Term, details relating to the Auction will be broadcast on the Participating Radio Station(s).

2.2 The Bid Period for this auction will take place between 06:30 on 04/10/2018 and 06:30 on 05/10/2018.

2.3 During the Bid Period each Participant must go online to the Website from which they will be directed to place a bid through eBay.

2.4 Participants are required to have an eBay account in order to place a bid.

2.5 The highest Bid received during the Bid Period will be announced on air to the extent permissible. The highest genuine Bid received from any Participant at the end of the Bid Period will secure the item. Where a Bid is successful, the Participant will be contacted by the Participating Radio Station.

2.6 Full details of all Auctions will be available on the Website including any specific terms & conditions for each lot.

2.7 The offer of an Auction item on-air shall constitute an offer which will be deemed to be accepted by the highest bidder during the Bid Period.

2.8 Participants must be 18 years of age or over. We reserve the right to verify the eligibility of all entrants.

3. Payment and delivery

3.1 Payment for an item must be by Paypal or debit or credit card. The amount to be paid, having been deducted from or charged to the Participant’s Paypal account or debit or credit card, shall constitute consideration. All Participants must ensure that, prior to placing a bid, they are able to pay for any item which they wish to bid for.

3.2 Title in the items successfully bid for or purchased shall not pass on to the Participant until such time as payment for the item has been received by the Participating Radio Station and delivery has taken place.

3.3 Delivery of a prize or voucher with the prize details will be made within 28 (twenty eight) days to the address specified by the Participant provided that such address must be within England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. When an item is delivered, risk of damage to, or loss of, the item passes shall pass to the relevant Participant. We reserve the right to require photo ID from the successful Participant upon delivery.

4. Liability

4.1 All items offered for Auction shall be subject to availability and we shall not be liable for any claims, expenses, costs and/or any losses (including, but not limited to, loss of profits, indirect, pure economic and consequential losses or otherwise) or any damage (save for death or personal injury arising from negligence) suffered by any Participant.

4.2 All matters relating to the Auction shall be at our sole discretion.

4.3 Notwithstanding that a successful bid has been received, in the event that we discover that (i) the Participant was or should have been ineligible to make a bid for an item, or (ii) that the Participant should have been declared invalid for any other reason whatever (at our absolute discretion), we reserve the right to reject the bid. In such circumstances, we reserve the right to offer the prize to the second highest bidder.


-This prize is for 1 winner and 1 guest to join Steve Allen at Covent Garden Academy of Flowers for a garden in a box workshop.

-The experience is only available to take Monday to Friday.

- Prize must be redeemed by 5th October 2019.

-Please provide a selection of preferred dates for the event to take place, whilst we will do all we can to book the prize on a preferred date, please note it is not always possible to do so and Global’s Make Some Noise will provide alternative dates for the event to take place.

-Due to the nature of prize donations, please be aware that it can take several weeks to confirm dates in Steve Allen’s diary.

- Included is a beautiful arrangement to take away, per person, light refreshments, tea, coffee and cake.

-The workshop will last approximately 4 hours.

-An overnight stay with breakfast for 2 people in a standard room at Strand Palace Hotel, London, is included on the date of the workshop.

-Transfers to and from London are not included in this prize.

-There will be two other winners taking part in the experience with Steve.

-A member of the Global Charities/LBC team may be present to manage your experience and take photographs for marketing purposes. If you would prefer to remain anonymous or not be included in photographs, please discuss your preferences with your contact at Global Charities.

-A member of Steve Allen’s team may also be present at the workshop. Filming or photography may be carried out for their purposes.

-Strand Palace Hotel is subject to availability

-The content of the prize may be subject to change and/or substituted with a prize of equal or greater value.

-We require winner name, contact number, postal address & email to facilitate the prize.

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