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Donation to Charity – MadBid Supports The Children’s Trust

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MadBid met TV news presenter Nicholas Owen and Actress Amanda Burton at The Children’s Trust, the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury, on the 18th October 2014 to hand over a cheque for the money that was raised in last year’s MadBid Bids4Kids campaign.

MadBid’s campaign raised a fantastic £7,370.26 and we hope to continue raising money with their new monthly auctions.

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MadBid.com welcomes The Children’s Trust

posted by Evelina

The Children’s Trust visit MadBid.com After running auctions for 4 successful years the company would like to share some of the activities that do not get a lot of news but are just as important to the company as the awards they have been nominated for. From selling the first car for £6.38 back in 2009 to getting listed as a Top 100 company published by the Guardian in 2010, the company has had its fair share of publicity. What a lot of people do not know is that MadBid.com not only saves money for a lot of their users but also helps others grow around them. With a strong entrepreneurial drive and great international exposure the company has created an inspirational working environment not only for staff members but also for their partners. One of the partners MadBid.com would like to acknowledge is The Children’s Trust. The charity tackles the most complex and delicate of challenges every day and does not ask for anything in return. Looking after over 300 families with children who have acquired brain injuries, school, hospital and huge grounds in Tadworth, the work done by the team is truly inspirational.

MadBid.com wanted to capture the day the charity came to the London HQ’s for lunch. Since 2009 MadBid.com fundraised a variety of campaigns from Bids for Kids supported by Calum Best to trying to break the world record of the most Hi5’s given in one day. All the effort resulted in over £12,000 being raised for The Children’s Trust.

The team with The Children's Trust mascot

 

 

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Hands Up! -MadBid.com Celebrates 25,000 Fans with 25,000 High 5’s!

posted by Evelina

Hands will be raised as MadBid.com celebrates a social media milestone this week, and maybe breaking a world record! As they approach 25,000 Facebook fans, fun auction mascot Mr MadBid, is hitting the streets of London to give out 25,000 high fives and raise money for the Children’s Trust charity.

MadBid.com- the fun way to get a bargain online– has all the latest gadgets including iPads and even cars at 80% off RRP. With 1.6 million registered users and 1.4 million monthly unique visitors to the website it’s no surprise MadBid.com has an active Facebook fan following. Once a fan of the MadBid.com Facebook page, users get access to exclusive competitions, specials, games, polls, and auction updates.

MadBid.com MD Juha Koski says: “Our goal is to be accommodating and transparent to our customers, and the Facebook fan page is one of the ways MadBid.com interacts with customers to get their feedback and suggestions. We are constantly changing and improving to better serve our customers and user input from the fan page is often considered when we create new policies and promotions.”

The current world record for most high fives in 24 hours is held by Blake Rodgers from Rhode Island, USA who high-fived 3,131 people at a Dunkin Donuts in September 2008. Mr MadBid will be traveling around London all day on Thursday 30th June to get as many high fives as possible trying to reach our target of 25,000. His itinerary for the day includes Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, The London Eye, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus.

Sarah Wilson, senior corporate fundraiser from The Children’s Trust said “We are overjoyed at the support MadBid.com has given us over the past 3 years. The MadBid.com team always come up with crazy ideas to engage with the public and raise money for us. The children in our care face complex challenges everyday so we love the idea of being part of a world record challenge too!”

To celebrate 25,000 Facebook fans Mr MadBid will be giving out more than just high fives. Meet up with him and you may get some free MadBid.com credits or even a t-shirt!

Check the MadBid.com Facebook page to follow Mr Madbid on his tour of London 30 June or become a fan and look out for special deals exclusive to Facebook fans.

http://www.facebook.com/MadBid.Auctions


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MadBid.com launches ‘Bid4Kids’ Christmas campaign for The Children’s Trust

posted by Evelina

MadBid.com is proud to announce a new charity partnership with the wonderful Children’s Trust. This festive season, MadBid.com will be supporting the Trust by launching the ‘Bids4Kids’ campaign, with the hope of raising over £5000 for the charity.

The Children’s trust provides care, education and therapy for children with multiple disabilities and complex health needs. Their services are available to children from across the UK and range from special education for children with profound and multiple learning disabilities to short breaks, transitional, palliative and long term care. The Children’s Trust also runs the UK’s largest rehabilitation centre for children who have acquired a brain injury. The Children’s Trust have an unparalleled reputation in their field thanks to their commitment to meeting the diverse needs of these children and their families, coupled with their ability to deliver the best possible combination of nursing, therapy, medical care and education.

To find more information about the incredible work they do, and to read the inspiring stories of some of the Trust’s brave children, please visit their website, or follow then on Twitter and Facebook.

There will be two ways in which you Madbidders can help The Children’s Trust this Christmas; by purchasing the Christmas Bid Package or using the JustDonate tool.

MadBid.com has created a limited edition Christmas Bids Package:

  • £56.99
  • 217 bids
  • £5.00 donation to The Children’s Trust

By purchasing the bundle package you have made a generous and much appreciated donation to the Children’s Trust, so you are rewarded with a great value for money bid package which is perfect for nabbing top-of-the-range Christmas gifts at bargain prices.

Alternatively, MadBid users can choose to JustDonate when making a purchase from MadBid.com. This option allows you to choose an amount between 20p and £5.00 which will go straight to the charity.

MadBid.com want to make this an extra special Christmas for the children at the Trust so will also be donate some fun and exciting gifts to the kids to enjoy at Christmas.

Please help MadBid.com in supporting the charity and the invaluable work they do to improve the lives of recovering children and their families.

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