Dear Supporters and Friends ..

December 01 is just two days away and the night of the Belize
Disaster and Rescue Response Team and Bad Cat's "Youth at Risk"
evening fundraiser at the Biltmore Plaza Hotel in Belize city
starting at 6:30 pm.

I would like to sincerely thank all of our supporter in advance and
for those internationals on our e-mailing list. Thank you for your
massive support in sending donations for these two causes which have
been significant social services to Belize.

We have had many inquiries as to the auction, asking if our
international supporters can bid on the auction items. The answer is
YES!!

We hope that many more of you will attend the December 01 fundraiser
at the Biltmore and look forward to meeting you all. Please confirm
you attendance by return email.

Don't forget, Thursday, December 01, Biltmore Plaza Hotel, 6:30 pm.
GREAT food, GREAT drink, GREAT entertainment, GREAT friends, all for
GREAT causes.

All the best to you and yours, I remain ..

Sincerely,

Ian Anderson.


The Fundraiser Auction.

B.AD. C.A.T.’s “Youth at learning Risk” program
B.D.A.R.R.T. “Belize Disaster and Rescue Response Team”
Belize2K2, 2006 Expedition.

Let the Bidding Begin !!

To all our Friends at home and abroad,

Thank you for taking the time to have a peek at our first online assisted fundraising auction.

Our actual fundraising event is being held on Thursday, December 01, at the Biltmore Plaza Hotel, Belize city, Belize.

However, we have had a great many inquiries to whether our international supporters can also participate in bidding on the auction items. The answer is “YES”!

All premium auction items are listed below with information and exactly what is included in the auctioned items.

If you find an item which you would like to bid on, simply send an email to rescue@cavesbranch.com including your name, mailing address, the auction item # and the bid you would like to enter for that item. In the subject line of your email, state: “Auction Bid”.
DO NOT write directly to the hotels. You bids will not be received by this office if you do.

Closing time for all electronic bids is 9 pm, Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Of course this is a “not for profit” fundraising event so we would hope that if your bid is the winning offer, that you will honor that bid.

All electronic bids will be recorded and when the live auction takes place on December 01, the highest electronic bid will be added to the live bids as the auction proceeds.

All successful bidders will be notified by email and upon receiving payment for the successful bid, an original certificate for the successful auctioned item will be mailed to you.

Hoping you might find a few holiday vacations you will be interested in bidding on, I remain ..

Sincerely,

Ian Anderson


Auction item #1.

Rum Point Inn, Placencia, Belize

Located on the Placencia Peninsula, Rum Point Inn is set within 10 acres of beautiful wide sandy beach and tropical gardens. All rooms with private hot/cold bath, refrigerator, safe and coffee maker. Dive shop, swimming pool, gift shop, restaurant, bar, massage, and internet service. Free use of kayaks and bicycles.

Auction Item: Rum Point Inn is pleased to donate a 3 night stay in one of our beach cabanas with daily continental breakfast. This is based on availability.

Value: US $575.00 / bz$1150.00

*Winner must present coupon at the time of claiming.
This voucher has no cash value and is non-transferable.


Auction Item #2.

The Coral House, Punda Gorda, Toledo

The Coral House Inn, in Punta Gorda, Belize is nestled into an intimate seaside location with all air-conditioned rooms opening onto spacious verandas overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Complimentary amenities include: swimming pool, bicycles, wireless Internet and continental breakfast. This 1930’s home is beautifully remodeled and conveniently located at the quiet end of Main Street. http://www.coralhouseinn.com

Auction Item: Four nights accommodation for two people including continental breakfasts. To be used in 2006.

Value: US $360 / BZ $720.00

*Winner must present coupon at the time of claiming.
This voucher has no cash value and is non-transferable.


Auction item #3.

Sun Creek Lodge, San Marcos village, Toledo

A blend of traditional and creative ways of rustic living in the tropics
combined with modern conveniences welcomes guests this "Naturalist's
Paradise." Round, thatched cabanas are dotted throughout this "Garden of
Eden," far enough apart that there is privacy. The spacious cabanas, made
of hardwood walls and traditional thatch, are elegantly furnished with hardwood furniture, lots of windows (complete with screens and curtains) and colorful linens.

Auction Item: The package includes a weekend at Sun Creek Lodge in Toledo (2 nights), including breakfasts, dinners and a tour to Pueblo.

Value: US $250.00. / BZ $500.00

* Winner must present coupon at the time of claiming.
This voucher has no cash value and is non-transferable.


Auction item # 4.

Paradise Cruises

Paradise Ltd is a licensed Belize Tour Operators which provides spectacular day cruises and snorkeling operations in Belize, located at the “Old Belize Museum” marina

Auction Item: one 3 hour sunset cruise for up to 40 persons on one of their Premium fitted Catamarans. Perfect for a business incentive or an extended family evening outing.

Value: US $1800.00 / BZ $3600.00

* Winner must present coupon at the time of claiming.
This voucher has no cash value and is non-transferable.


Auction Item # 4.

Caves Branch Jungle Lodge

Caves Branch is the adventure center in Belize. A variety of accommodations below a 100 foot rainforest canopy and along side the turquose waters of the Caves Branch river. Adventures offered at Caves Branch are for the “adventurous spirit” only!

Auction Item: one 4 night package, 2 persons, all inclusive package including all meals, choice of 3 Caves Branch adventures and wine with dinner each night. Accommodations in a jungle bungalow. Reservations based on availability.

Value: ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬US$1395.00 / BZ$2790.00

* Winner must present coupon at the time of claiming.
This voucher has no cash value and is non-transferable.


Auction Item # 5

Banana Bank Lodge

Located on the upper banks of the Belize river, Banana Bank lodge is Belize’s finest jungle equestrian center. The lodge and accommodations are superb with a wide variety of different accommodation stylings to choose from. John and Carolyn Carr are the gracious hosts.

Auction Item: a half day horse back riding adventure through the jungle for 14 persons including lunch. Beverages not included.

Value: US$910.00 / BZ$1820.00
* Winner must present coupon at the time of claiming.
This voucher has no cash value and is non-transferable.


Auction Item # 6

Colonial Suites

Located in Hopkins / Sittee , The Colonial suites is an eight unit beach front resort over looking the Caribbean Sea. All rooms are designed in the traditional colonial style with clean white sand beaches to relax as the waves lap at your feet and the breeze tussles your hair. RELAXING is what it all about.

Auction Item: 4 nights accommodations in a one bedroom suite for up to 4 persons. Reservations based on availability.

Value: US$920.00 / BZ$1840.00

* Winner must present coupon at the time of claiming.
This voucher has no cash value and is non-transferable.


Auction Item # 7

Whipray (Whippari) Caye Lodge

Located just 8 miles off the coast of the Village of Placencia, Belize, and surrounded by some of the finest permit waters found anywhere, lies the tiny island known as Whipray (Whippari) Caye. This charming little island lodge is owned and operated by Julian and Beverly Cabral. With warm smiles and ice cold Belikins at the ready, Julian and Beverly make it very easy to unwind and adjust to the slow rhythms of island life.

Auction Item: 2 nights lodging for 4 persons, 2 double rooms with private bath,
at WHIPRAY CAYE LODGE

Value: US$320.00 / BZ$640.00

Subject to availability and not available: 19 Dec., 2005 thru 15 May,2006. Meals and transport to caye not included in this offering.
This voucher has no cash value and is non-transferable.


Auction # 8.

Chaa Creek Cottages

Chaa Creek is one of the top jungle spas in the country and has been acknowledged as being so by many international awards over the past 6 years. Located in the foothills of the Macal river outside San Ignacio, Chaa Creek is the perfect location for an extended weekend away.

Auction Item: one 4 night package for two persons including accommodations, all meals from dinner on arriving night to breakfast on departing day, choice of 3 Chaa Creek adventures. Reservations based on availability.

Value: US$1511.82 / BZ$3023.64

* Winner must present coupon at the time of claiming.
This voucher has no cash value and is non-transferable.


Auction Item # 9

South Waters Resort Beach Condos

Win a 4 night vacation for 2 in one of our exotically named luxury condos The Aquarium, The Palms or The Shells, at South Waters Resort, Placencia. A quiet retreat with modern decor and facilities with a great view of the Caribbean Sea's aquamarine waters. Fully furnished with A/C, full kitchen, living room & dining area. Spacious master bedroom with queen size bed, full bathroom. Enjoy romantic interludes watching the sun and moon rise over the Caribbean sea while sitting on your private veranda. Our resort's restaurant "The crow's Nest Cafe, Bar & Grill awaits to serve you serving breakfast, lunch and dinner along with ice cold beers & exotic cocktails seated around our unusual "ship hull" bar. (Meals & drinks are not included in the prize). Prize includes land transfers to & from the Placenia Airstrip to South Waters Resort. This is a perfect prize for a couple looking for a romantic getaway.

Autction Item: 4 nights for a couple in one of our Beach Condos, July thru Sept ' 06 at South Waters Resort.

Value: US$840.00 / BZ$1680.00

*Winner must present coupon at the time of claiming.
This voucher has no cash value and is non-transferable.


Auction Item # 10.

Generous Adventures.com

Generous Adventures is in itself an auction site for special charities and programs. Supported annually by Caves Branch, Generous Adventures has offered in kind to our Auction.

Auction Item: a 2-night, 2-day hotel stay valid in 20 hotels select hotels throughout the United States

Value: US$278.00 / BZ$546.00

* Winner must present coupon at the time of claiming.
This voucher has no cash value and is non-transferable.


Auction Item # 11

Pelican Beach Resort's South Water Caye

South Water Caye is a magnificent island located just 14 miles off the Coast of Dangriga. South Water Caye sits atop the barrier reef and is inside the South Water Caye Marine Reserve - Belize's largest marine reserve. Pelican Beach Resort's facilities are designed to blend with the natural environment while providing you with the care and comfort you need on a vacation.

Auction Item: Weekend for 2 at Pelican Beach Resort's South Water Caye.
Includes: round trip boat transportation, one night's accommodation, meals AND a snorkeling trip.

Valued: US$485.00 / BZ$970.00

* Winner must present coupon at the time of claiming.
This voucher has no cash value and is non-transferable.


Auction Item # 12.

The Aubisque

Come relax and enjoy the island jewels of Belize aboard Aubisque, your own private luxury 47-foot Lagoon catamaran...

Imagine sailing to a sandy palm studded beach or exploring the amazing underworld of the barrier reef...some of the world's best snorkeling - scuba diving - fishing - kayaking sites...

The catamaran "Aubisque" offers you all the conveniences of a resort. However, unlike a resort, Aubisque will sail daily to new destinations and exotic Caribbean islands for your explorations.

Auction Item: one night, two days aboard the luxury Catamaran, the “Aubisque” for one couple. Including all meals, wine, beer, rum and day activity.

Value: US$775.00 / BZ$1550.00

* Winner must present coupon at the time of claiming.
This voucher has no cash value and is non-transferable.


Auction Item # 13.

Almond Beach Resort

Almond Beach is an outstanding luxury resort in Belize, located beside the famous Jaguar Reef Lodge, on the white sands of the Caribbean. An ideal locale for honeymoons, anniversaries, family vacations, fishing and diving vacations. Almond Beach offers several private, waterfront casitas that provide a luxurious place to rest after an active day of diving, snorkeling or exploring the magic of Belize.

Auction Item: 4 nights accommodation for 2 persons in a luxury beach view room at Almond Beach Resort. Reservations based on availability.

Value: US$1242.00 / BZ$2484.00

* Winner must present coupon at the time of claiming.
This voucher has no cash value and is non-transferable.


Auction Item #14.

Hamanasi Adventue and Dive Resort.

Located on the white sand beaches of Hopkins / Sittee Point, Hamanasi Dive Resort is one of the finest dive resorts in the country. Along with spectacular accommodations and beach front dining lodge, they are one of the finest dive operations in Belize.

Auction Item: a three night stay for 2 including continental breakfast daily
Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort

Value: US$675.00 / BZ$1350.00

Travel must be booked and completed between the dates of May 20/06 and December 15/06.
Bookings must be made directly with the hotel and are subject to availability
Bookings must reference voucher BAD CAT’s

This voucher has no cash value and is non-transferable.
Original voucher must be presented to the hotel upon check in.

Voucher is Valid for above travel dates booked and completed up to December 15, 2006
Please contact hamanasi@btl.net to book