Born Free Foundation Summer Ball Auction

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We have some fantastic lots on offer. You can bid online on this page from now up until 12 noon on Friday 22nd June.

If you are not attending the dinner, but would like to bid on one of the lots, you can do so by bidding now and placing a proxy (maximum) bid on your lot to give yourself the best chance of winning it. Once the online auction has closed, bidding will re-open at the event at approx. 7.30pm on Saturday 23rd June, and will be available in the venue only. However, the system will continue to bid up for you to your maximum on the night. If you are still the highest bidder at the end of the evening, we will contact you after the event to let you know.

If you win , and are not attending the event , and cannot collect the item  from Southend on Sea, additional charges for postage may apply. Every effort will be made to find the cheapest possible postage cost however.
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Lot 7
£ 20
£500 Gift Voucher from Tell Tale Travel
Lot 11
£ 60
1 Weeks Ski or Walking Holiday at Alpine Lodge
Lot 15
£ 90
1 Night Stay at the Park Inn Palace Hotel
Lot 61
£ 0
£100 Gift Voucher from Responsible Travel
Lot 81
£ 4,000
Luxury Mallorca Yacht Charter (3 Days Off season)
Lot 87
£ 120
Eurostar Tickets
When bidding on an auction item, if you enter more than the minimum increment for an item then your bid will be used for proxy bidding. This is how it works:
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.
For example:
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.