The Sandpiper Trust Online Auction

Online Event 5 Days >1700 attendees

The Sandpiper Trust Online Auction
In March 2020, YOURgb and The Sandpiper Trust organised a Ball at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh for over 300 people, to celebrate 20 years of saving lives in Scotland; and critically raise funds and awareness for the future. Due to the ever-changing COVID-19 landscape, The Sandpiper Trust took the decision to cancel the ball in its entirety. In order to cover the costs of the ball and raise additional funds for the charity, YOURgb organised and managed a 5 day Online Auction.

YOURgb were responsible for the coordination of the 42 various auction lots prior to the Online Auction and once the Online Auction had closed as well. These fantastic auction lots were generously donated and ranged from artwork and cases of whisky to bespoke jewellery design and fishing trips.

Along with the auction lot coordination, we were also responsible for the promotion of the auction, through guest communication, multiple social media channels and a successful PR campaign. After the 5 days, the Sandpiper Auction Week managed to raise a total of £32,695.04!

Our Services

Running an event requires a number of skills, here is a list of YOURgb’s event responsibilities:

  • Target demographic research
  • Target geographic research
  • Key messaging planning
  • Sponsorship brokering
  • Event design and planning
  • Event styling
  • Theming and dressing
  • Mood boarding
  • Material and kit sourcing
  • Menu styling
  • Event managers
  • Production managers
  • Social media manager
  • Hosts and hostesses
  • Production running orders
  • Audio visual
  • Venue find and location scouting
  • RSVP management and guest liaison
  • Event documentation
  • Social media strategy and management
  • Editorial planning and press releases
  • Guest speakers and hosts
  • Guest Management
  • Musicians and performance artists
  • Story boarding and post planning
  • General branding
  • Invitations and flyers
  • Programmes and adverts
  • Post event evaluation

“YOURgb were our events management company for a large 20 year anniversary ball. They made the whole process a pleasure and their attention to detail was meticulous. When we had to postpone (with 1 week to go!), rearrange and then finally cancel this event due to COVID-19 they were so professional but also so kind. The team immediately started looking at a fundraising alternative and managed to turn a negative situation into a positive one that was really fun to work with them on; they delivered a highly successful online auction for us in December 2020. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.”

Lorna Duff, Manager at The Sandpiper Trust