- About the Charity Auction
- About the charity stall
- Can I help?
Every Redemption, we hold an auction of memorabilia for charity. Please bring along your old photos, costumes, dolls, etc. and help us raise money for the convention charities.
Richard Proctor runs a stall in the Dealers Room which sells stuff for our charities. Depending on what's donated for sale, we might choose to put something onto the stall at a fixed price, or enter it into the auction.
Anything you think that other fans are likely to buy, although photos, signatures, memorabilia, etc. are popular. Everything must be genuine, however.
Bring it along to the convention, and give it to Judith Proctor or Richard Proctor, as soon as possible; it takes several hours to number all the lots, so bringing something along late means there's a good chance we won't be able to fit it in.
Richard will display items on the charity stall in the Dealers Room.
If you can, let us know about your items in advance, so that we can advertise them in Progress Report 3, the Programme Booklet, or via the on-line forums. If you give us enough time to drum up interest, we can fetch a better price.
If you're not able to attend the convention yourself, and you can't get someone to transport your item for you, post it to Judith Proctor in plenty of time for the convention.
Any items for charity entered that fail to sell will be placed onto the Charity Stall after the auction, for sale at a fixed price.
We will accept some non-charity items, but the convention will take a 10% cut for charity and you must be present at the auction to retrieve your item if it fails to sell.
You can try. ;-) If you think this is a good idea, you must be willing to turn up at the auction to assist the auctioneer in promoting your item. Otherwise, we'll ignore any requested reserve.
We'll display items for sale on the Charity Stall in the Dealers Room before the auction. If we get some particularly exciting things, we'll advertise them in advance (through Progress Report 3, the Programme Booklet, and the on-line forums) - though we can only do this if we're given sufficient advance notice.
Turn up at the auction, and follow instructions. Make sure you have your membership badge. You will not be allowed to bid in the auction without it.
Immediately after the auction finishes. Items not paid for will be considered unsold, and items entered for Charity will be offered for sale at a fixed price on the Charity Stall in the Dealers Room.
Immediately after paying. :-) Items must be paid for upon collection, which is at the end of the auction itself.
Find a volunteer to go along and bid/pay/collect in your place. We do not accept bids except in person.
If you're interested in helping out during the auction process itself, by all means drop Judith Proctor a line.