BID FOR UNIQUE 2020 FUN RUN MEDAL
The 2020 [18th] Great Midlands Fun Run was originally postponed [31st May] and, with the ongoing government restrictions on the staging of mass participation events, the rescheduled event, 20th September, was inevitably cancelled.
Five sample 2020 Great Midlands Fun Run medals were produced ahead of full production – full production fortunately did not proceed.
Four of those samples have been allocated – one each with the medal sponsor Cookes Furniture and smt Merchandise Limited [Lichfield], who designed the medal, and two with the Fun Run.
That leaves one remaining medal.
We approached Richard Winterton Auctioneers Ltd to ask if they would consider auctioning the one remaining 2020 Great Midlands Fun Run medal to raise money for charity.
They very kindly agreed to waive all charges and commission, to allow all money raised through the auction to be distributed to charity.
Next Monday, 14 September, coincidently the date of the first Great Midlands Fun Run in 2003, Lichfield based Richard Winterton Auctioneers will put one 2020 Great Midlands Fun Run medal under the hammer with 100% of the proceeds being donated to charity.
This is quite simply a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity to own a unique piece of Fun Run memorabilia.
The Fun Run ethos has always been to enable participants to raise money for a charity or voluntary organisation of their choice, so we will continue the spirit of the event and enable the successful bidder to choose a charity or voluntary organisation of their choice, with one proviso – that the chosen charity or voluntary organisation is located in Royal Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield, Tamworth, Walsall or Erdington.
The auction will be held online-only live from The Lichfield Auction Centre – Richard Winterton Auctioneers has been conducting all sales behind closed doors due to Covid-19 and no members of the public are permitted to attend at the auction centre.
If you wish to submit a bid you will first need to create an account with Richard Winterton Auctioneers via this link https://www.richardwinterton.co.uk/live-bidding.htm
Click the green ‘Register to Bid’ button, then the ‘Create New Account’ text & finally the black ‘Create New Account’ button.
The Fun Run medal will be Lot No. 100 in the Antiques & Home Sale on Monday, 14th September with the live online auction starting at 9.30am. It is anticipated Lot 100 will be auctioned some time shortly after 10am. If you have created an account, you can also watch the live online auction and bid during the live web cast via Richard Winterton Auctioneers web site www. https://www.richardwinterton.co.uk/
PLEASE NOTE: If you have any questions over the bidding process or the online auction itself, please contact Richard Winterton Auctioneers using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01543 251081 and they will be only too pleased to assist.
You can now view the online auction catalogue via bit.ly/AuctionDates and at that point you will also be able to submit your bid.