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Welcome to our first ever online auction! We thought we would try something a bit different this year to support our fundraising, we hope you like it.
As a school we strive to develop our children as life- long learners and instil in them a passion for learning. We are very fortunate to have extensive school grounds which include a large playing field, woodland nature area and outdoor classroom all of which help enhance our children’s learning.
Our PTA helps to raise money to spend on improving equipment and resources to enhance our children’s education and the facilities in the school. Currently, we are working towards raising funds to further develop our outside areas to make our outside learning experiences even more exciting. The School Council have asked for more playground equipment and there are plans to develop different areas that this can be used in, as well as putting a new trim trail in place for all of the children to access. We are also looking at renovating our pond area so the children can enjoy even more outdoor learning.
Thank you for supporting us and a massive thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors and contributors who have donated some amazing prizes. Please read the Auction Guide which gives you information on how to take part. Remember if you are not interested in bidding on any of the items, you can still support us by clicking on 'donate' and supporting us that way.
The auction closes at 21:00 on Sunday 18th June 2017.
You will need to register in order to make a bid. Then you can bid on the items you are interested in - just click on the item you want to bid on, enter your bid and confirm. You will be notified if someone bids higher than you so you can decide if you would like to bid more.
You can also put a maximum you are willing to go up to - this is referred to as a proxy bid. If someone else bids higher than you original amount and you have chosen proxy bidding, a higher bid will automatically be made for you to try and secure the item until it reaches your maximum. If your maximum is outbid, you will be notified and invited to bid again.
Once the auction closes on 18th June, if your bid is the highest, you will receive an email asking you to either transfer money to our account or pay by cash or cheque at the school office.
Prizes can be collected either at the Summer Fayre on Sunday 25th June 2017 between 10am and midday or from the school office after the event. If you are unable to collect in person we can post winning vouchers.
If you do not wish to bid on any items, you can still support us by donating money and Gift Aid if you are a UK Taxpayer so we get and additional 25% back from the Government.
1. You enter the absolute maximum that you are willing to bid for an item.
2. jumblebee places a bid on your behalf, using the minimum amount required to make you the highest bidder, i.e. current bid price plus bid increment OR the reserve price, if there is one and it can be covered by your proxy bid.
3. jumblebee continues to bid on your behalf, whenever you are outbid by another member's bid, until your maximum bid is exceeded or the auction is won.
4. jumblebee will notify you by email if your maximum bid is outbid by another member and provided the auction is still running, you will then have a chance to enter a new maximum bid if you wish.
The current bid on an auction item is £100. The minimum increment is £10. You enter a bid of £150 (your maximum bid).
Using your bid, but increasing only by the minimum increment, jumblebee sets the current bid to £110.
Another person bids £130 but they are immediately outbid by jumblebee bidding on your behalf and the current bid goes up to £140.
The auction finishes and you have won the auction item at a price of £140.