The Grand Auction of Promises for the Otley Lido
We are holding an Auction of Promises to raise the funds needed to take our project (the restoration of our outdoor pool) through to the planning phase. We need to raise a total of £55,000 which with the money we have in the bank and pledges will be circa £25,000.
What is an Auction of Promises?
Individual people and suppliers and businesses pledge to do something or offer something to our supporters and our community and these are auctioned online on our auction site.
Individuals can offer promises such as cleaning a house, mowing a lawn, feeding the pets when neighbours are away, weeding a garden for example. Tradespeople could offer an electrical inspection, room painting, gutter clearing or car to be serviced. Cafes/ Restaurants or businesses could offer a meal for two, or home delivery for a party of more or other services.
Lots will be available online until a full evening do in March 2020 - further details to follow.
The auction is hosted here https://fundraising-auctions.bid/auction/ol/otley via our online platform allowing people to bid online via their smart phones and tablets or computers. All the smaller lots will be available from when we go live in December and allow people to bid on the lots throughout the weeks until we close on March 2020
We will be closing the action with an evening event in the March 2020 with a three course sit down meal , entertainment and drinks available from the bar. The tables will also be part of our fundraising efforts encouraging local businesses and groups to sponsor a table.
A glossy promotional brochure will be distributed locally via businesses and supporters to promote the support of sponsors.
Some of the lots we have already had promised include:
House sale commission donated by Keeley from Doris Dents Estates
Ring sizing from Chris at Aura Jewellery
Bee Keeping lessons from Pelle (Lido Committee member)
Garden Party donated by Katie from Courtyard Planters
Meal for two at the Chevin Country Park
Boiler Service from Sowdens of Otley
Offer of pledge from Craven Jewellery (TBD)
VIP Doggie Spa treatment from Kelly at Clippers Dog Grooming
Get in Contact and donate your promises while promoting your support and your business!
The Auction will be held online here:
Your donated lots will be avaible here and you can use the platform to bid on other lots our othere supporters have donated.
Have a promise to pledge? Simply use this form
Thank You. Help us Make a Big splash!