Silent Auction Fundraiser: Ferintosh and Resolis WfM

A quiet WfM fundraising event is almost unheard of! Meetings always involve time to talk as we support each other in our lives and walk with Jesus.  With 2020 being such an unusual year, the Ferintosh & Resolis WfM Committee had no events planned but the Ferintosh Craft Ladies had been very busy. Having produced beautiful cushions and Christmas decorations in need of new homes and tweed wraps in need of new models, the ladies decided to sell these to support the Embracing the World project. Having previously run a silent auction at a Christmas Craft evening an idea was born, and a Zoom silent auction was planned.

On Monday 7th December over twenty five screens joined the meeting with ladies from Muir of Ord, Dingwall, the Black Isle and Inverness. The evening started with a welcome, Bible reading from Psalm 91 and prayer. Anne Fraser then gave an overview of the projects and Marion Gray was invited to present on the Moldova Support Group. Marion spoke about the project and life in Moldova, the physical and spiritual needs of the community and their plans for the future.  After a time for questions there was a break for tea.

With a shared giggle at the auctioneer’s inflatable gavel, the auction began. All the items were collated in a powerpoint presentation which was shown with a description from Helen the auctioneer. Bids were sent to Helen by text. Once each item was auctioned the meeting took a breath before the auctioneer read off the highest bid for each item.  This then allowed Helen to go through the presentation again and more bids were received… there was even a ‘bidding war’ on one particular item! The evening concluded with the auctioneer reading out the winning bidders name and bid.

In total Ferintosh and Resolis WfM raised over £600 for the Embracing the World projects! Helen the auctioneer said “It was good fun and real blessing to hear of a first hand account about one of the projects that WfM is supporting this year and to be left with prayer points for the project.  It’s not a complicated way to fundraise, just requires a little thought, coordination and some craft items to auction.  You can easily spread the word to other churches and anyone can join in the evening, that’s the blessing of Zoom.  Now to start to think of what we do for our next WfM meeting.

Thanks to the Ferintosh and Resolis ladies for organising such a fun evening and raising so much money for the WfM projects. We’re very excited to find out about your next event.

If you have any fundraising ideas or events, we’d love to hear about them! Get in touch using the contact page. We hope to hear from you soon.