When does bidding start?
Bidding opened at 8am GMT on Wednesday 13 November, but it has now ended.
When does bidding end?
Bidding ended at 8pm GMT on Wednesday 20th November.
How will I know if I’ve won?
You can check the comments box to see if yours was the highest bid. But don’t worry, we’ll be contacting the winning bidder with all the information they need to finalise their bid. (Please don’t make any payment to the Red Cross until you have had an email from us confirming that you were the highest bidder.)
Can I add Gift Aid when I donate? You’ll make more money that way, won’t you?
No, sorry. Gift Aid doesn’t apply when you actually receive something in return for your donation (which, of course, you are in the case of an auction).
How will the people who have donated items for auction know where to send the item to?
When the winning bidder has been notified, paid their donation to the British Red Cross Typhoon Haiyan Appeal and emailed us the receipt as proof of payment, we will notify the author and give them the delivery/other relevant details.
How do we know you’re not going to steal the money?
Because we won’t have anything to do with the money – it will be paid directly to the Red Cross.
Who’s behind this site?
In March 2011, author Keris Stainton set up an online auction following the tsunami in Japan (and inspired by Authors for Queensland). The auction raised over £12,000. Author Keren David suggested another auction to help the people of the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan.
Do you have a badge I can add to my blog?
Certainly! Thank you.