A few years ago, my dad went up to our local pub to support a charity auction. He came back with a night's limo hire (don't ask) and a holiday to the South of France. I can't remember how much he paid for his holiday, but I do remember thinking that it was a bargain. His flights were not included, I booked those separately for him through a budget airline. I did the same with the car hire. What he did win in the auction was two weeks in a fantastic villa in a remote part of the South of France. It had a swimming pool, it was close to the beach and it was wonderfully well looked after because it was somebody's holiday home.
Fast forward a few years and holiday auctions are becoming more common. I haven't since seen one in a charity auction (and believe me, I've … Read More