As Chairman of Orpington CC, I am delighted to be addressing you in regards to our end of season fundraising Auction. The purpose of the Auction is simple - to raise funds towards the cost of a new third home pitch facility, something that will increase the participation in cricket by our current members, and enable us to increase our membership.
Overall, we need to raise a sum of circa £6,000. Through careful financial management and fundraising over a period of several years we have raised a part of this cost. However, there is a still a long way to go which is why the OCC committee came up with the idea of holding an end of season auction some months ago.
We hope to obtain in excess of 50 lots which will be auctioned during the course of the evening. If you have at item of value which you are happy to donate, or if you have a skill which you can teach, or simply if you can donate some of your time, then please email Pete Shaw - email@example.com with the details.
The principle is simple, as all lots will have been donated to us, every single penny raised during the night will go straight back into the club. No lots will have reserves, everything will go to the highest bidder, so there may well be some excellent bargains to be had! I would therefore ask you all, as kind supporters of all things Orpington CC, to take time out to look through the range of lots that have kindly been donated on this page as we hope that there is something of interest for everyone. I would then ask you all to show your support by coming along to the Auction itself as it promises to be a highly entertaining evening, which we hope will raise a large amount of money for such a good cause.
Should you need any further information on the lots or would like to take a look at them in advance of the auction then these will be available for inspection from 6:30pm on Friday 4 Sept at the club. I look forward to seeing you all on the night!
OCC Chairman 2015