Mark your calendars, ladies. The annual fan fun aka birthday auctions are on, soon. Here is the official trailer:
Well, that was just for fun, so here is the low down, in writing: This year’s auctions on the occasion of Richard’s birthday will take place from
Monday, 17 August til Thursday, 20 August
The auctions have been timed to last three full days, from Monday evening until Thursday evening. That will give the auction winners time to pay for their items and allow me to package everything up and take it to the post office on Friday. It also facilitates me to process all the generated sums, add voluntary donations and substract fees and other costs in order to have a final donation amount ready for announcement and transfer on Richard’s actual birthday on Saturday, 22 August – as our birthday present for him.
We have not yet made a decision on who to benefit with our fundraiser this year. In 2018 we donated to LOROS, the Leicester-area hospice care charity that looked after Mrs Armitage. We were able to donate more than £2,000 to LOROS! Other potential beneficiaries are Richard’s chosen charities on JustGiving – some of whom we have benefitted with previous auction proceeds, for instance Shelter last year. Both LOROS or one of the JustGiving based charities are my preferred beneficiaries because they have online donation sites, so that way I can transfer the money to them easily while at the same time providing visibility for all contributors – the donation sum would be published with a note on those sites, so you can be sure that I have actually transferred the raised funds to where they belong. If you have any preferences, let me know via the little poll below.
As for the customary tease: It is now official – we will have 40 auctions on the go! Hope you have got a little bit of all that money that you saved during lockdown set aside 😉
[Edited for a correction]