Fundraising technology company Bidtech is donating its bidding technology for free to an emergency fundraising dinner to raise money towards the Philippine disaster relief effort.
Events company Pear and Ginger has organised the Philippines Emergency Fundraising Dinner and Auction, which will take place on Thursday 28th November at the Romsey Abbey in Hampshire.
The dinner will be provided for free by local restaurants and throughout the evening, guests will have the opportunity to bid on a selection of money can’t buy auction lots using Bidtech’s technology.
Bidtech’s silent auction technology allows guests to bid for auction items via technology on the Apple iPad. Each of the iPads provided will display a digital catalogue containing details of all the auction lots, as well as a leader board so that guests know who are the highest bidders for each lot. Guests also have the option to pledge money towards the cause directly without having to bid with the technology. They can also view the total amount being raised in real time, allowing them to see how close the charity is to achieving its goal. It also allows photos taken by guests on the iPad to be directly uploaded to Facebook and Twitter so they can share their event experience.
Heidi Drummond, Founder at Pear and Ginger, said: “We’re really grateful to Bidtech for donating its charity auction solution for our Philippines Emergency Fundraising Dinner. We hope to raise at least £35,000 to provide Action Against Hunger Philippines Emergency Appeal with enough resources to really make a difference.”
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