Actually, I should’ve put the last item in the headline to the front. I just love seeing Armitage genuinely cheerful.
Ok. And now on to the
boring serious bit. I was joking with Dorothea on Twitter that I can’t help myself when it comes to filing and keeping documents, I am the daughter of a German civil servant. 😂 In fact, I was a civil servant myself, for a short time, when I was a teacher. And thus I would like to quickly present the final note on accounts. Yesterday I only showed you how the final donation was generated (e-mail bid for custom RAPS + donations + (eBay bids – eBay fees). However, there were also a number of donations specifically intended for covering of the postage costs. I received a total of 152.40 € in postage donations. The actual postage costs taken on by me totalled 199.30€.
Thank you to all donors for helping with the postage costs. Much appreciated. Also thank you to Paula, Andrea and Kathy who paid the postage costs for the items that they donated and sent to the winners.
The fact that I have a receipt to show also means that all auctioned items have been dispatched to their new owners. If you are one of them, you should’ve received notification of the tracking number via eBay. Note: For winners who had bought multiple items, you will only have received a tracking number via *one* of the items you purchased. That is just eBay making it difficult and not allowing me to add a note that *all* items have been dispatched, in the system. However, rest assured that your items are *all* on their way to you.
And finally, here is the automated reply via JustGiving:
Thanks to some tweets that included @Shelter on Twitter, the charity also sent an little acknowledgement.
I am passing on the thanks by Shelter to all of you. Fantastic effort. Especially as I realised only yesterday that our 2019 result has been the biggest yet if you take into account that we deducted 175 € for fees, and 152.40 € for postage. In total, the amount raised was thus 2628.01 €. Staggering. Thank you.
And now I am putting the 2019 Birthday Auctions to bed. It’s been a blast – I’d do again, if I have *you* by my side.