Support Our Auction

Every year we run an on-line fundraising auction  in February/March/April to coincide with the MRS Conference.

Our 2017 fundraising auction will start at 9.00am on Wednesday, 1st March and finish at 9:00pm on Tuesday, 4th April. The website will be live shortly and can be accessed here. Take a look!

Donations are urgently needed.  It’s simple and fast. Just email Linda Henshall.

As usual, we have a fantastic array of holidays, meals, events, food & wine and more on offer.

Please support us by taking part. You can see what is on offer by going to the site at MRBA 2017 Auction, and can register to bid by clicking the LOGIN button (top right of page) and then following on to “Create Account”.  If you have created an account previously, you can use the same credentials. If you’ve forgotten your password click “Forgot Password?” after pressing the “LOGIN” button on the top right of the page.

If you have anything you’d like to donate to the auction, please contact Linda Henshall via our contact form, here.

Like many small charities, we rely on donations and every pound helps. 

Donate an Item

You can help us by donating items to the auction.  These are examples of the most popular items that make the most money for us:

  • A stay in your holiday home or let
  • Bottles of fine wine, champagne and spirits
  • Special services like photography sessions; pamper and spa days; garden design; etc
  • Hard to get tickets to special sporting events or other performances
Auction

Donating is simple and fast.  Just email Linda Henshall  to make your pledge for the 2017 auction today!  You don’t need to send anything now. We’ll come back to you with a request for a full description and a photo later.   After the auction, we will put the successful bidder in touch with you directly so you can make any necessary arrangements between the two of you.

Examples of Some Generous Donors to Our Auction:

Ken Parker

AQR’s former Chairman, Ken Parker donated a week’s stay in his French Alps apartment to the auction for a number of years after learning more about the MRBA at a conference. 

Ken, former Chairman of AQR, believes the MRBA provides a valuable service to the industry and wants to encourage others to lend their support.  “Many in our industry have something they can do to help.  It may be giving up their time; donating items to the auction; becoming a ‘Friend’; or fund-raising.  So please, think about it and give generously.”

 

“Participating in the MRBA auction is a good way to promote your services as well as help the MRBA,” says Sharon 

For the past several years, former TNS employee turned garden designer, Sharon Perez of Downdale Garden Design has been donating an initial garden design consultation and mood board to the annual MRBA auction.   “I just finished designing and planting up for this year’s successful bidder.  It was a great collaboration.  And I got some paid work I wasn’t expecting as a result of the design and the client is really pleased with her new garden which is fantastic.”

One of Sharon Perez’s garden design mood boards.

 

Afternoon tea for two

‘Tea for Two’ at the Wolseley

A supporter of a number of different charities, this year Dr Liz Nelson, Chairman at Fly Research,  donated a much contested ‘tea for two at the Wolseley

“I have supported the MRBA from Day 1. That was a long time ago but there has never been a time when our ex colleagues needed our support more.  I was delighted to help with the auction.”

 

 Bid at the auction

“I’ve been to so many wonderful places, thanks to the holiday lets I’ve successfully bid on, says Justin Gutmann      

Head of Research and Insight at Consumer Futures, Justin has enjoyed many great holidays thanks to the generous donations of other MRBA colleagues who donate their holiday homes or flats every year to the auction.

Justin Gutmann, Head of Research and Insight at Consumer Futures

 

Tell your friends and your family, and keep bidding

Anyone can participate in our auction, so please tell your friends and your family.     As new lots are added all the time, please keep checking the website.  Bidders are automatically informed when you have been outbid so you can go back to the site anytime to up your bid.  Successful bidders will be notified by email and put in touch with the donor to make the necessary arrangements for collection.