Two heavy hitters have already served a couple of aces ahead of the upcoming LandAid Mipim Tennis Classic 2018 in Cannes.

Mipim boat

The winner bidder for James Lugg’s item will have ‘Carte Blanche’ to use his yacht at Mipim

The generosity of a pair of the event’s founding partners has assured extra interest in the pre-tournament silent auction.

James Lugg, founder of Folio UK, has donated an afternoon’s use of his luxury yacht Carte Blanche for a winning bidder to cruise around Cannes. Not to be outdone, Inspired Homes chief executive Martin Skinner has made his beloved customised McLaren available for a half-day’s driving in either France or London.

Skinner car

Lucky bidders could get the chance to take a spin in Martin Skinner’s custom McLaren

With all proceeds from both the auction and the on-court action going to property industry charity LandAid, Metropolis hopes to see generous donors serving up big bids.

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