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Old 08 February 2014, 06:42   #1581
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Old 08 February 2014, 08:10   #1582
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I know it's something that you want to do yourselves, but doesn't Macmillan have fundraising managers that could take over the sale of the RIB on your behalf?
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Old 08 February 2014, 08:24   #1583
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I know it's something that you want to do yourselves, but doesn't Macmillan have fundraising managers that could take over the sale of the RIB on your behalf?
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I suggested this earlier, as they must have some kind of annual main event that would offer huge publicity
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The thread is so huge it is quite difficult to go back and follow the photo progress. Is there anyway we can have a sequential photo progress to look at in one place?

At a charity auction with a good crowd and a good auctioneer the boat would easily achieve 10 - 15 K. As an example ABSAR in Antigua (local RNLI) holds a charity event once a year with various superyachts in attendance. At the last event they raised $40,000.
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The thread is so huge it is quite difficult to go back and follow the photo progress. Is there anyway we can have a sequential photo progress to look at in one place? .
Second that. Can we create an album perhaps?
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I know it's something that you want to do yourselves, but doesn't Macmillan have fundraising managers that could take over the sale of the RIB on your behalf?
And another +1

Whilst I am in absolute awe at the dedication, sheer hard work, foresight and effort that Alex and others have put into this project, I am of the opinion that in order to maximise the funds that we would all like to see generated, a professional input at this stage must be the way to go.
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Firstly, can I just say that I have huge admiration for all those who have so generously donated time and materials to this project. I popped round to Biffer's a few weeks back and saw MacRib for myself and, although SR's are not my bag, it is obvious that this one is going to be something special. I've also been dipping in and out of this thread and have just been reading the last 100 posts or so, particularly those regarding the sale options and estimates as to value.

Whilst I've not contributed to the project itself, as someone who runs a charity and has had the task (on many occasions) of trying to maximise the return on items at charity auction, perhaps I could be so bold as to make a suggestion.

To get top dollar for it you don't just need SR admirers to bid, you need people with deep pockets - particularly those with a soft spot for the chosen charity

Personally, I would complete the Rib and then take it to as many high profile events this summer (assuming we get one) as possible - Cowes Week, Henley Regatta, Dartmouth Regatta, etc, etc. This will generate publicity for the project, for Macmillan and for Ribnet, and it will also get it seen by some of those deep-pocketed chaps and chapesses (either at the events or in the publicity that follows). Before doing so, speak to the PSP Southampton Boat Show organisers and arrange for them to donate a stand to display it at the show, and then let it be known that it will be auctioned at the show. If possible, get it displayed close to the Sunseeker stand, or approach one of the engine manufacturers and tell them if they donate a motor for it then they can display it on their stand.

HNW (High Net Worth) punters who splash 2, 3 or even 5 million on their new gin palace will think nothing of dropping and extra 50k when it's going to a great cause - particularly if they get their name/face in a few news reports showing how generous they are. They may even donate it to an inshore rescue service or charity sailing club afterwards (let's face it, it's never going to sit on the deck of their pristine white super-yacht!).

Use the hog-roast / party to kick-start the publicity, and for all those who've contributed to celebrate their work.
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Ribnet probably can't do a raffle but macmillan can. 1000 tickets, 20 each. To sell via Ribnet initially, then what's left at say bulieau boat jumble-, lots of footfall with cash in pocket , ticket sellers/stall macmillan branded?
Macmillan to do the raffle.
Winner must collect from soton, or can sell via Ribnet for what ever price they want 10-12k?? So may be a second bite at the cherry.
At least you will achieve 20k, minus some costs?
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