Bid to win a 6-night holiday to Sri Lanka!

28 September 2017, 10:36

Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa

Phone and bid for the chance to win a luxury holiday to Sri Lanka with 3 nights in the City of Colombo and 3 nights on the South Coast in the beautiful beach town of Hambantota.

Classic FM is giving listeners the chance to bid on a luxury holiday to Sri Lanka. Experts in luxury travel, Destinology is one of the UK’s leading tour operators, offering holidays to destinations across Europe and worldwide. You will begin your holiday with a 3-night stay at the newly opened 5 star Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo including daily breakfast. The hotel is located on the seafront with magnificent views over the Indian Ocean and in proximity to the city’s main attractions. During your time in Colombo, you will experience first-hand the city’s fascinating history and culture with a City Tour curated by Shangri-La. One evening during your stay, you and your guest will be invited to dine at the Capital Bar & Grill, for an innovative culinary experience. 

You will then travel down the West Coast of Sri Lanka to Hambantota, on the Southern coastline where you will begin the second half of your twin-centre trip. There you will enjoy a 3-night stay at Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa, in a Premier Ocean room, including daily breakfast. The resort boasts unparalleled recreational facilities including a flying trapeze and the premier resort’s golf course in the country, as well as a unique Artisan Village celebrating local arts and crafts. It is located in proximity to some of the country’s finest nature and wildlife sanctuaries, including Udawalawe National Park – home to hundreds of majestic Sri Lankan elephants. The prize also includes a Riverboat Safari experience, a visit to Udawalawe National Park and to the Elephant Transit Home nearby!

This auction prize will be open for phone bids on Classic FM between 10.30am and 11.30am on Wednesday 4th October 2017.

The number to call between those times is 0345 949 5000 Listen to Classic FM to the current highest bid. 

You must be over 18 to take part and date restrictions are below.

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Colombo Shangri La

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Sri Lanka charity auction prize


Sri Lanka charity auction prize

On-air auction 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):


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

“Auction Line”

The number (0345 949 5000) that Participants must call during the Bid Period to place a bid.

“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


The Auction Terms and Conditions together with the Competition Terms and Conditions

“Global Charities”

Global Charities of 30 Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7LA (registered charity 1091657 (England & Wales) and SC041475 (Scotland))


Something broadcast on the Participating Radio Station(s)

“Participant” or “you”

A person who participates in the Auction

“Participating Radio Station(s)”

Classic FM


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

1.2       These Auction Terms and Conditions together with the Competition Terms and Conditions (with the specific exception of clauses 2.3 and 2.4 of the Competition Terms and Conditions) shall apply to the Auction. Participation in any Auction shall be deemed an unconditional acceptance by you of these Conditions. 

1.3       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.

1.4       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 auction will take place between 10.30am and 11.30am on Wednesday 4th October 2017 (“the Term”).

2.3       The Bid Period for each item will be clearly specified online and may be referred to on-air by a presenter.

2.4       Silent pre-bids may be taken on the Website in advance of the Bid Period. Should this happen the highest pre-bid received will be used as the opening bid for the Bid Period.

2.5       During the Bid Period each Participant must call the Auction Line only when directed to do so and only during the specified periods.  Calls to this number are charged at local rates from a BT landline, other networks and mobile costs may be higher.

2.6       The highest Bid received during the Bid Period will be announced on air to the extent permissible until such time that the Bid has been beaten (if applicable). 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.

2.7       If at the end of the Bid Period there are two or more active bidders, a final silent bid will be taken from each active bidder, and the highest silent bid will secure the item.

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

2.9       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.

2.10  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 debit or credit card.  The amount to be paid, having been deducted from or charged to the Participant’s 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.

3.4       Liability

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.

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

3.6       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.

4.        Prize

Specific prize terms:

-This prize includes return economy flights from a London airport to Colombo airport for 2 people, airport transfers to and from the airport in Sri Lanka.

-3 nights in a premier ocean room for 2 people at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo with breakfast each morning, 1 complimentary dinner for 2 people at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo at one of the onsite restaurants and a City Colombo Tour for 2 people.

-Return luxury coach transfers for 2 people from Colombo to Hambantota, 3 nights in a premier ocean room for 2 at Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa with breakfast each day, a visit to Udawalawe National Park, visit to the Elephant Transit Home and a Riverboat Safari Tour all for 2 people and with transfers.

-The prize does not include travel between the winner’s home and the UK airport, travel insurance, meals, additional spa treatments, personal expenditure, gratuities or incidental costs, which will need to be paid for by the winners.

-Winners can request to fly to Colombo from a UK regional airport, but they may incur a surcharge to do so.

-Travel insurance and visas are not included and must be sourced by the winner.

-All holidays are subject to availability and are subject to change.

-Validity period of prize is 1 year from 01 Dec 2017 to 30 November 2018.

-Travel period blackout dates include:

21st October – 4th Nov

15th Dec 17 – 12th January 2018

12th – 23rd February 2018

26th March- 13th April 2018

28th May- 1st June 2018

16th July - 5th September 2018

-Winners should provide a number of date options to travel, whilst we do what we can to make sure you travel on preferred dates, it is not always possible.

-Accommodation is across 2 hotels and is based on 6 nights for two adults (over 18 years old) sharing on a bed and breakfast basis in premier ocean category room.

-It is the responsibility of the prize winners to ensure they have a valid passport and travel insurance and obtain any necessary vaccinations and visas for their trip.

-Travel insurance and visas are not included and must be sourced by the winner.

-Any additional costs to the prize must be settled eight weeks prior to departure; any costs at the hotel will need to be settled upon check-out in full.

-Prize cannot be exchanged for cash or transferred.

Voucher to be presented at time of booking and check-in.

-Prior reservation needed and subject to availability.

-Stay cannot be used along with any other discounts privileges or any other gift certificate.

-Any amount exceeding the prize value can be paid by cash or credit card.
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 and email to facilitate the prize.
Not for resale, not transferable, there is no cash alternative.
This is a charity competition and as such no refunds are given.

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