The online charity auction in aid of event industry charity, Meeting Needs, raised more than £31,000 when it closed this week.

The auction, organised in the run-up to the M&IT Industry Awards this Friday evening, featured more than 90 lots. The highest bid received from an anonymous bidder was £4705 for exclusive use of Goodwood Estate’s Hound Lodge including 10 bedrooms, a four course dinner and breakfast the following morning for up to 20 guests. But other lots were of a much lower cost – tickets for a Sheffield United football match changed hands for £25!

Overseas trips donated from the industry included holidays in Bali and Panama. Meeting Needs chair Jennifer Jenkins said: “This was a fantastic result and we would like to thank all those who donated auction lots and those who bid for them. The cash will achieve a great deal as most of the projects we fund cost less than £5,000.”

The cheque will be presented on Friday evening at the M&IT Industry Awards Dinner.

Meeting Needs is a registered charity set up by event industry individuals 14 years ago and funds sustainable projects in the UK and overseas who help those in need.

Some of the Prize Donors are listed below:

Meeting Needs Charity Banner jan 2017 (1)