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.