Auction of Promises – Saturday 22 March 2014 to be held at Ryedale Bowling Club, Scarborough Road, Norton
Doors open 7pm – Bidding starts 7.30pm
We are holding a Promise Auction to raise money for Brooklyn Pre School Playgroup Ltd on Saturday 22 March at Ryedale Bowling Club in Norton.
The great thing about a promise auction is that you can help in so many different ways and help raise money without necessarily spending any!
Entry to the auction is by ticket only and these will be available for £5 and will include a Fletchers Steak Pie with mash & peas (vegetarian option available by prior arrangement). There will also be a licensed bar selling alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Preparations are now underway for the auction and we hope that you will help us to make this a success both by donating ‘Promises’ or coming to the event to bid for items.
For those of you who are not familiar with a ‘promise auction’ this is how it works:
1. Promises/Gifts/vouchers are pledged by letter or email.
2. A catalogue is created describing all the ‘Lots’.
3. The catalogue is sold on the night and all the lots can be viewed before the auction starts.
4. At the auction all ‘lots’ are auctioned off to the highest bidder. (If you can’t make the event then bids can also be placed before the event in a sealed envelope).
5. The successful bidder pays and receives Gift/promise/voucher on the evening.
Examples of ‘promises’ and gifts : babysitting, hanging basket, mow lawn for up to 3 hours, bake a cake every week for a month, bottle of champagne, ironing, lift to airport, walking a dog, car washing.
We have an auctioneer from Cundall’s Estate Agents coming to run the auction and there are already lots of exciting promises to bid for, including £40 to spend at ‘India’ an MOT at ‘Robsons Motors’ and many more. We will be holding a raffle on the evening too.
We really hope that you will support the event and join us for a fun evening. Please contact the committee chairperson, Mary Windsor for tickets or to offer a promise for the auction:
firstname.lastname@example.org Or for more information please see our website: www.brooklynplaygroup.org.uk