Event Reports

Post Christmas Auction IV - Wednesday 30th January 2008

Wakefield MAG held our 4th Post Christmas Auction on Wednesday 30th January at the Grey Horse on Kirkgate in Wakefield. We had a most impressive attendance and were particularly pleased to welcome along members of Leeds, York & Barnsley MAG branches, together with our good friends at the York Bandit OC and Ruf Diamonds MCC. We had some superb items donated to the auction, including jackets, T Shirts, bike gloves & boots, a paddock stand, numerous books, CDís, videos & DVDís, X-Box games, kitchenware, electricals, household goods, clothing, you name it, we pretty much had it in the auction. Special thanks have to go to Squires Cafť (Newthorpe), Speedstyle, P&D Honda (Wakefield), Padgetts (Batley), Jumbos M/C's (Wakefield) and many many others for donating such quality items to the auction.

Some of the items for sale

Corinne modelling the P&D Wakefield Honda Paddock Jacket

There was frenzied bidding activity for a number of items and we managed to clear the lot, which really was impressive, as the hundreds (honest !!) of items for sale wouldnít all fit on the full size table tennis table we had them displayed on. Well done to our auctioneers (Ian & Phil), who both had lost their voices by the end, and their glamourous assistants (Lorna & Corinne).

Waiting to bag a bargain

The auction this year raised £280, which, bearing in mind the bidding on a lot of items started at 50p (or less), is a staggering and truly impressive result !!!! We rounded up the £280 raised, to £300 from branch funds.

As we advertised, two thirds of the proceeds we donated to the MAG fighting fund and a third to a charitable cause. This now takes our total donation to MAG this year to £700, which is a truly impressive amount as we are only a couple of months into the year. Our Post Christmas Auction charitable donation this year goes to the Brain Injuries Rehabilitation Trust, based in nearby Garforth. This charity was nominated by Wakefield MAG Political Officer Ian Whittaker, as he has done some work with them recently as part of his 'day job' with the NHS. The Brain Injuries Rehabilitation Trust help an awful lot of bikers following serious accidents, so this worthy cause certainly gets our vote.

We will be holding another Post Christmas Auction in January next year so, hope to see you there.