One of the biggest and most popular parts of the month is the online auction which goes live on Facebook at 9.00am on Sunday 13th March. The prizes this year are simply phenomenal and there is something that will appeal to everyone.
There are pamper items such as massages, facials, haircuts and manicures. Or how about a wide selection of days out, including spa vouchers, Airhop Bristol, At Bristol or Wookey Hole? There's experience days, including belly dancing courses, jewellery making courses and numerous photo shoots. You could grab yourself a luxury prize like a Mulberry Handbag or a hot air balloon ride. For those who fancy a trip away there is a 5 star luxurious trip to Barcelona or luxury glamping in Cornwall and a range of B&Bs or overnight stays. We Hear You have been donated a variety of beautiful pieces of artwork form artists who are involved in The Good Gallery and there’s even a Deadly is The Female voucher in there or a voucher to have your very own commissioned piece of jewellery made by local jeweller, Tom McEwan. If you are feeling adventurous you could win yourself a skydive, invest in a gym membership or put yourself through a CrossFit Induction course with Affinity Wellbeing.
Hannah Culff, from We Hear You, said, "We’re so excited about our auction this year and last year it helped us to raise vital funds. There really is something in there for everyone. The local business community have been absolutely phenomenal this year and we just can’t thank them enough. We have about twice as many items this year up for auction so there are too many businesses to thank individually but we couldn’t be more grateful to all those who have donated."
It’s really easy to take part in the auction. You can join the auction event page, simply click here, or go to Facebook and look up the We Hear You – Online Spring Auction. Once in the event page you will see a photo album with all the items up for auction listed. To place a bid, simply comment on the photo of the item you would like to bid on. Bidding opens at 9.00am on Sunday 13th March and closes at 9.00pm on Sunday 20th March. Bids outside this time will not be accepted. For those not on Facebook but who would like to get involved please email the team on firstname.lastname@example.org for details of the items up for auction and how to place a bid.
We Hear You provide free professional counselling for children, young people and adults affected by cancer or another life threatening illness. To find out how you can support Mad March or to make a donation please visit our Mad March page.