2012 Online Charity Auction

The Palmyra Foundation completed its first ever Online Charity Auction in 2012, celebrating the last 3 hours of the web auction with a “virtual bidding party” at Montego Bay hotspot BlueBeat, Friday May 4th, 2012. A creative and interactive way to raise money for charity, participants were keenly eyeing their favourite items on big scrolling boards that showed “live” bids placed in real time.



Among 100 fantastic items on the “virtual auction block”, DELTA and Jetblue Airways tickets, luxury vacation stays all over the world, a Royal Caribbean cruise, concert tickets and meet & greet with the world’s most revered flutist Sir James Galway in Washington DC and a cricket bat signed by Freddie Flintoff were all up for grabs.

120 party-goers actively bid on a string of coveted items with mobile phones, iPads and via onsite computer stations in support of the charity. 2 roundtrip Business Class airline tickets donated by DELTA Air Lines proved to be among the evenings most coveted items.



With people bidding from all over the world, the auction website had close to 11,000 hits in two weeks and more than 2,000 hits on its last day alone. Many auction participants made off with great deals on luxury vacation stays in Hawaii, Bali, Miami, Colorado, Italy, Orlando, Malta, Spain, Germany, Dubai and Thailand.
   

My staff and I truly enjoyed the function and the excitement of bidding!”
Olive Brown, DELTA Station Manager in Montego Bay

“It was fun following the last few minutes of bidding, we were circling waiting to strike! I am grateful that we were able to support The Palmyra Foundation.”
Dave and Maryann Petree from California;
winning bidders on luxury vacation stays in Hawaii and Germany