I would have thought the best return surely has to be an eBay auction ? as sealed bid are only going to submitted from maybe 100 members on here if that, an auction on a platform like eBay, with links to this thread, publicity, local press etc all linking to the eBay auction would be seen by thousands, with a far greater chance of a higher donation being secured.
Sealed bids isn't IMO in the best interests of the Project, or all that have contributed but cannot attend etc. Its a shame that's the way its going forward
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