Meeting Needs has launched its Perpetual Auction, an online auction that will run continuously for the rest of this year. The auction will enable Meeting Needs to sell items donated by the industry to raise critical funds to support its work.

We are calling on the events industry to help by donating auction prizes. These could range from experiences to nights away, venue space, props, equipment, or even time and expertise.

Jennifer Jenkins, chair of Meeting Needs, said: “We are delighted to launch our Perpetual Auction. This is a fabulous way to recycle unwanted goods or donate some of your valuable time and expertise.

“Whilst raising money for fantastic causes, it could also contribute to your corporate social responsibility targets. We’ve had many generous donations already and we are looking forward to welcoming many more to enable us to continue the support for many worthwhile causes.”

Meeting Needs is hoping to raise over £20,000 and funds will be distributed among the causes supported by the charity, such as Sutton-based charity, Rebound Ability, which provides trampolining activities for individuals with profound, multiple or complex learning difficulties.

The auction is hosted on a dedicated online platform, where there is also a facility to make a simple monetary donation. Meeting Needs has chosen the charity Crisis at Christmas, and all monetary donations will go towards Crisis’s ‘Buy a Kit, Change a Life’ initiative.

To donate a prize please contact Anthony Lishman or to view the items see the Perpetual Auction site.