An online silent auction is being organised in honour of 18 month old Ellie Pond, who has cystinosis. Since Ellie’s diagnosis last year her family and friends have been keen to fundraise and raise awareness of the condition. Ellie’s Grandad, Will recently raised over £3,000 by having her name shaved into his head.
‘Ellie’s Auction’ is open for bidding from 1st to 12th March. A Facebook page has been set up to showcase the items that are up for auction, kindly donated by various businesses. See below for a list of everything that is being auctioned. Clicking an auction lot will take you to the details about that particular lot on the ‘Ellie’s Auction’ Facebook page.
Update 10/3/17: Lots more items have been added since this article was published, there are now over 90 items, all of which can be found on their Facebook page.
The organisers of ‘Ellie’s Auction’ have informed us of the following:
To bid for an item you will need to contact them either by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or via the message button on their Facebook page, stating your name, contact number, the lot number you wish to bid on and your maximum bid. It is a silent auction (ie. no-one will know how much other people have bid). The winner will be the person who made the highest bid by the end of the auction, at 5pm on 12th March, winners will be announced later that day. The winning bidder will need to pay by making a donation on the ‘Ellie’s Auction’ JustGiving page, quoting the item number in their donation message. You should read the item details carefully before making a bid. Some items will require collection from the organisers in Reading, others will require a seperate payment to the organisers to cover postage costs, some will have expiry dates or specific conditions of how and where they can be used.
Please note: Cystinosis Foundation UK is not involved with organising ‘Ellie’s Auction’. If you have any questions please contact the organisers of this fundraising event, either by emailing email@example.com or via their Facebook page. When making a donation via JustGiving please do not claim gift aid if you expect to receive an auction lot as a result of your donation – the rules of gift aid state that it can not be claimed when you are receiving something in return for your donation.
We would like to thank Hannah Law-Foon and everyone else involved in organising this fundraising event, including Kat, Will, Margaret, Warren, Jill, Mike, Louise and Stephanie. We would also like to thank all the businesses that have donated items for the auction.