Wow the generosity of this group staggers me every time I see it.
Ok - some background.
The fundraising we are carrying out is part of the Centrica Lakes Challenge.
The Centrica Lakes Challenge is a unique fundraising event
organised exclusively for Centrica employees taking place from Friday 18 June
to Monday 21 June in the heart of the English Lake District. Up to 39 teams of seven will take part in a variety of mental and physical challenges across the weekend . The aim of the event is not only to bring teams together
from across the Centrica network but also to raise almost £200,000 for Cancer Research UK. Whilst the focus of the event is fundraising, teams are able to score points by completing specific parts of the challenge, with the winners being awarded the Centrica Lakes Challenge trophy at the awards ceremony on the final evening.
In order for the team to enter we need to raise £5000.
I agree with Stuart that if people are generous enough to offer services we need to ensure that at least close to the cost of the normal service is achieved. As the raffle we were originally planning would involve Centrica staff at our Cardiff Offices the services currently offered would not suit and would probably not raise enough money to justify the donation of the service.
However if JK was in agreement and happy to allow RIBnet to "host" an auction of services and people are generous enough to offer services there is a higher potential to raise money.
Alternatively if any businesses are happy to purely sponser the team I will do whatever possible to get some appropriate publicity - eg local papers to the business - PBO, RIB international, sports boat and Rib. I'm not sure of how easy this will be but I will try my best.
Obviously we will also be happy to accept any private sponsers.
If anyone wants any more info on the event let me know as I have a PDF I can E-mail out to you. If anyone wants to make any offers - you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org