Falkland Islands Charity Auction H4H


War Hero
This is copied from the Charity section as it doesn't seem to be getting very far in there.

Fella's, I'm after a bit of help.

We are planning a big charity auction down here in the Falklands and I am in desperate need of donations.

I have written to every football club, rugby club, rugby league club and various other people and organisations. To date I have received 7 pledges of donations for auction, but lots of negatives also.

What I need first and foremost is for those ARRSErs out there with connections to famous people to lend a hand by either contacting them, or providing me with contact details in order that I may formally approach them.

Obviously any donations would also be most welcome.

Please PM me with any assistance you may be able to offer.

What I plan to do is put a list of the items on here in order that people can submit a bid for anything they desperately want, that way if we have an auction lot which means nothing personally to someone serving here, there may be a huge fan in ARRSE land who will bid more.

Many thanks for your help.


Re my PM,Page 3 babe Holly Maguire has agreed to donate some goodies,PM me your E-Mail addy so I can pass it on to her,



War Hero

see PM's mate. Thanks very much, just the sort of stuff we are after!

Come on guys, only one response for a charity request??
It's in the NAAFI bar! try putting it in the Charities forum with the other charity requests, you may actually get some response.


War Hero

thanks mate, if you read the very first line of the post thought you will see that I have copied this from the Charities forum where I first posted it, just to get more exposure as most people come in to the NAAFI bar.

Thanks again though mate, anything to keep bumping it up there :D
I'll give you a tenner for the Falklands :wink:


War Hero
Not sure it's worth THAT much fella, besides I don't think I have the authority to sell the whole lot. Thanks for the bump anyway! :D


War Hero
524 hits and only one offer of assistance. C'mon guys, we can surely do better than this?

What FI type stuff are you auctioning? I was there in 1990 and came back with bugger all to remember it by except the usual 'Danger Mines' sign complete with the 'This man didnt steal this sign' certificate from Q-Mines.


War Hero
Filbert, that's kind of the point, I'm not really auctioning FI type stuff. Thus far we have the following:

Signed Sheffield Utd shirt
Signed Man U pennant
Signed Everton FC picture
Signed Sunderland FC picture
Tornado F3 flight
VC10 flight
Herc flight
Fortnum & Mason hamper
Holly McGuire signed calendar
etc etc.

There is hopefully a bit more stuff on offer, but not yet confirmed.

I want to make this a great nights entertainment for the guys and girls, but also raise a substantial amount of cash for the 2 charities. The thing is we're unlikely to raise a substantial amount without more donations, hence the request for help on here!

Cheers :D
I want the tornado flight, do I have to come down there to get it?

I can offer as much resettlement information as you can handle but its free anyway.


War Hero
Filbert, unfortunately yes, you would have to come here for it, and to be honest I do already have a rather huge sealed 'telephone' bid for it, which I doubt will be beaten on the night!

I will however be opening up some of the non theatre specific items for outside bids, I will put up a full list nearer the time.

Come on peeps, any more offers of help out there? I need as much stuff as possible to make the night a success :)


whosthedaddy said:

Any other takers yet???

Have you contacted the helpful crew at H4H for some advice. They were very helpful with my day.

Unfortunately all the clubs and famous guys and gals are inundated with these types of appeals and many have already contributed significantly to the cause.

It's hard and up hill task but I wish you all the luck.
The last time we tried to auction the Falklands it was a shambles, there was only one bidder.

General Galtieri didn't understand the sellers reserve clause.

My tip, put it in a bin full of saw dust and call it a lucky dip. My kids would soon get sick of all those Bennies and bob hats.


War Hero
I would imagine that Galtieri would have a problem with bidding on any items for this, especially as some of the money will be going to SAMA 82, :twisted:


War Hero
Morning fella,

usual Monday morning 'Bump' to get a few more viewings and hopefully some more help! :)

We have a few good items now and just need to finish off with a few quality last minute touches. Can anyone help at all, this is the last chance saloon due to time constraints (limited airbridges between now and the event).

Thanks to those who have helped, it is hugely appreciated.

Cheers. :D


War Hero
Unfortunately the Tornado flight has been withdrawn due to a change in policy, real shame as that alone was worth £1000 from the sealed bid.

Still in need of further items if anyone can help, but the event is on 28 Feb 09 so you will have to get a shift on to get them here in time.

Cheers :D

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