Event Reports

17th Post Christmas Auction - Tuesday 25th January 2022

2022 Auction

We held our 17th Post Christmas Auction on Tuesday 25th January at the Thatched House. The idea behind the auctions is that you bring along all your unwanted Christmas presents, together with other stuff you no longer want, or have the room for, donate them to the branch, and we auction them off to the highest bidder.

We had a good amount of items donated this year, lots of quality bike gear, tools and accessories, amongst other 'obscure' items LOL.

2022 Auction

Chas kicked off the auctioneering at 8:15pm, and we had a break after an hour, where Sharon sold tickets for our raffle, with the lucky winner getting a tenner, then Martin kicked off 'Round 2' and we finally called it a day just before 10:00pm.

Chas and Martin did a cracking job generating bidding wars. It's always difficult knowing what will be popular in the auction, some items that you think would be snapped up struggle to get any bids at all, then other items that you would never expect to generate any interest go for far higher prices than you would ever think possible ... just goes to show, you really can't predict an auction.

In the end however, we did manage to clear the majority of items, and what we had left on the table, we had a 'make us an offer' and made some additional sales via this route. For the remaining items, we have these for sale on our 'for sale' page on the Wakefield MAG website (For Sale page)

Everyone who attended did enjoy themselves and most folks got multiple bargains.

Finally, it was time to do the sums and work out what we had raised. We are pleased to report that the auction raised £339.

We always run the auction so that the proceeds are split 2/3 to MAG and 1/3 to Charitable Causes. We took a vote to round the charity donation up to £120 (with £7 from branch funds), so the MAG Fighting Fund will receive £226 (2/3 of the proceeds), and the remaining 1/3 (£120), is split equally between:

Particular thanks have to go out to the following local dealers and traders for their most generous donations:

They are all heroes for supporting MAG and thoroughly deserve your business.

A huge thanks to our auctioneers, Chas & Martin, our raffle ticket seller Sharon, who also kept track of all the bids all evening with the tallying skills of a seasoned accountant (turf, not financial ;-). Massive thanks to everyone who donated items and finally, thanks to everyone who attended and parted with their hard earned cash.