We know how important it is to raise the maximum amount possible for your chosen cause or charity

Choosing the right company to run your silent auction is of paramount importance.

Like many great companies, we started with an idea and worked out of a spare bedroom. With a bit of passion and a dedicated team, we have flourished into where we are today.

 

It began back in 2006 as Football Bananas. As big footie fans, Richard and Caroline Light began selling signed memorabilia and branched out to running auctions in casinos and small sporting events. It began to take off so administration support came in and by 2012 we finally had a small office to work out of!

 

From 2012, the company grew quickly, more staff were needed and Fundraising Auctions was born. Our goal – To attend charity events all over the country providing a free Silent Auction service, with every penny bid over the reserve going to the charity.

 

It was clear to see that a free, low-risk service was exactly what organizer’s had been waiting for, they no longer had to search for donations and we could relieve some of the huge pressure they are often under. We realized that to support more events we needed to offer more than just sport, film and music memorabilia. With this in mind we became the first company of our type to explore a number of different auction lots, today we can offer a huge range of bespoke holidays, experiences and artwork as well as the ever popular memorabilia we began with.

 

Now in 2017, we have 16 members of staff, substantial offices, attend hundreds of events a year and have raised millions of pounds for a huge variety of charities across the country. We have expanded to Australia and we also have a small office in the North of the UK, both of which are thriving.

 

With over 10 years experience in silent auctions, we are now excited to be able to offer a wide range of services and the best possible advice to help you with your fundraising. Charities play a big part in our work and we can often be found partaking in crazy activities to support others.

 

Why choose Fundraising Auctions?

We are all about you!

Fundraising Auctions are the only company to specialise in both Silent and Interactive Auctions. We are able to offer both services completely free of charge, this means we will offer you completely unbiased advice about which service will work best for you.

We have the largest selection of Auction Lots and because we source our items directly we are able to offer lower reserve prices than any of our competitors.

By combining our expert advice, our fundraising passion and our fantastic selection of Auction Lots, we will raise more for your chosen charity or cause.

Free Service

We are able to offer both our Silent and Interactive Auctions completely free of charge. Our number 1 priority is to raise as much as possible for your chosen charity or cause.

Additional Services

We can supply MC's, Auctioneers and guest speakers so can help with all aspects of your event and make it as simple as possible to organise. Our team can also advise on different raffles and fundraising games.

Flexibility

No event is too big or too small and our service is available throughout the UK and Ireland. We can tailor a service for any event ranging from small golf days to large gala dinners.

Unbiased Advice

We are the only company to specialise in both Silent and Interactive Auctions and offer a free consultation with one of our Fundraising Experts to help decide which service will work better for YOU.

Supply Only

If you don't require the full auction service then we are happy to supply any of our auction lots on a sale or return basis. You only pay us for the item if you successfully manage to auction it at your event.

Gift Aid

We will collect all the necessary information for you to claim Gift Aid after the event on the bids placed in the auction. This can increase the total amount raised by up to 25%.

Low Reserves

Because we source our Auction Lots directly we offer lower reserve prices than our competitors. You receive 100% of the amount bid over the reserve so we will raise more for your chosen cause or charity.

Latest Technology

Our software partners have provide the industry leading system for interactive auctions. It's versatility allows guests to seamlessly switch between tablets and smartphones when bidding.

Transparency

You receive every penny bid above the clearly displayed reserve price of each item so our service is completely transparent. We are trusted by our clients who choose to rebook us year after year.

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