Bidding officially opens today for the M&IT Industry Awards Charity Auction at Bag yourself a bargain while raising funds to support Meeting Needs, the Event Industry Charity. The auction opened this morning (25th January) and will run until 2pm GMT on Wednesday 24th February.

There are some great prizes available, including;

  • A holiday for two to Abu Dhabi at the Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort including flights and a camel trek experience (courtesy of Etihad Airways and Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas)
  • A luxury overnight break at 5-star South Lodge, an Exclusive Hotel in Horsham, West Sussex, including dinner for two in The Pass and breakfast the following morning (courtesy of Exclusive Hotels and Venues)
  • A 5-star stay in London at the M by Montcalm with access to the spa and two complimentary Showboat Dinner Cruise tickets from City Cruises (courtesy of the Luxury Hotels Group)

There are over 80 lots to choose from donated by supporters from within the event industry, such as luxury hotels and popular attractions. Anyone can bid, so please tell your family and friends!

The auction will be raising money for Meeting Needs, the Event Industry Charity. Each year the funds raised by the auction help Meeting Needs provide direct and life-changing support to children and communities worldwide. Recent support has included the provision of solar-powered portable lamps to over 200 children a junior school in rural Uganda, allowing them to study when light is low. As well as this, a provision of a therapy trampoline in Sutton for individuals with profound, multiple or complex learning difficulties has been funded by the Event Industry Charity. For more information about our work, please visit .

Shonali Rodrigues, Director of Development, Meeting Needs said “It is wonderful that the industry rallies behind us to donate such amazing and unique experiences, helping us to raise valuable funds to support those who are less fortunate. There is something for everyone in this auction so please bid generously!”

There is still time to donate a prize to the auction. If you’d like to support Meeting Needs by donating a prize, please email full prize details to