Mrs Doncaster Galaxy is holding a charity auction night in aid of The Christie Cancer Charity. It is being held at Markham Main Pit Club on Harris Road, Armthorpe on Saturday 12th November 2016, starting around 7pm. Live entertainment on the night is also being provided by the amazing Charlotte and The Brewers. More details can be found on Facebook by searching Charity Auction Night – Armthorpe Pit Club.
The bidding taking place is to be in the All-Pay style not the conventional auction style. This is to make the bidding of higher value items more accessible to everyone. I know I for one wouldn’t be able to bid on some items! It works like this…say 10 people are interested in a specific item. Person 1 bids £1 and puts it in the pot. Person 2 bids £2 but only puts £1 in the pot. Person 3 bids £3 but only puts £1 in the pot, and so on. The total bid stands at £3 but each person has only lost £1. Effectively you can bid on an item which may sell for over £100, but you may only have contributed a small amount. To look at it another way, if you go out to the races, or the dogs, you will have a set amount in your pocket you are “willing” to bet with and lose – obviously you want to win but you may also lose. This way, there’s a chance you may just bag yourself a pretty good prize!
There are around 15 auction lots on offer so far and include a 2 night dinner, bed and breakfast stay at The Buck Inn, Buckden, 2x VIP tickets for Bawtry Paintball (each valid for up to 12 people), Champagne Spa for 2 at Elements and a high spec PC Base unit containing both Windows 10 and Microsoft Office Professional versions; to name a few. For more details on what lots are on offer, see the Facebook event.
We look forward to seeing you there!