4/11/14

Wincanton Combat Stress Race Day Target

The annual Wincanton Combat Stress Race Day is held at the Wincanton race course in a remote corner of Somerset.

Having previously managed the silent auction using paper, the committee were keen to look at ways to significantly increase the amount of money raised. They selected GalaBid as the cost effective, flexible solution to do just that.

They started with an early pre-event release of the silent auction (2 months before the Race Day), advertising it to confirmed guests but also their wider support network (email and social media). On the morning of the event they had already achieved a whopping 75% of their silent auction target.

Within an hour of the event starting the target had been achieved so they increased it by a further 25%, this was realised half way through the day so the target was increased again by a further 20%. The net result was that they over achieved their target by 63%!!!

With 79 lots the payment/ collection process was a potential worry but using GalaBid meant that payment was quick and easy with no long queues and everything tracked and managed through payment section.

"Galabid was definitely worth every penny with invaluable technical assistance on the end of the telephone at all times this experience was 100% a pleasure achieving a wonderful financial boost to the charity. The system had so much to offer I did not register half of its valuable guidance and assistance." Sophie Henderson, Wincanton Combat Stress Race Day Commitee

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