Charity auction goes live for 10th Trinity EDGE Challenge is Live


The Trinity EDGE Challenge auction is live for any member of the industry or public to bid on LOTS donated by industry suppliers.

The auction is part of an annual charity initiative by EDGE Venues and Trinity Event Solutions and is the culmination of the team’s pledge to charities by collecting LOTS while on venue visits throughout the year.

For the initiative’s 10th year, the team has selected four charities local to its Stamford office.

The kindly donated LOTS will be released in batches over the next four weeks on EDGE Venues. Just in time for bidders to bag a bargain gift in time for Christmas!

LOTS include everything from luxury weekends away, golf breaks, a signed England rugby shirt, and afternoon teas to canvas art, fine dining, an escape room experience, and more.

The EDGE Venues and Trinity Event Solutions teams’ chosen charities are:  

  • Second Helpings – a project run in partnership with Stamford Methodist Church and the whole community. They aim to ‘feed bellies, not bins’ and they are passionate about reducing food waste and working with the community to reduce environmental impact.
  • Don’t Lose Hope – a charity that offers a professional counselling service for all members of the community from age 4 upwards. This is a free service for families/individuals receiving certain state benefits and affordable to all others and now proud to be able to offer their online shop
  • Bumps and Beyond – founded in 2009 by Alice Scott in a small cupboard on the Stamford Hospital site. Ten years on and it is now a fully-fledged charity in its own right and has helped thousands of parents and caregivers!
  • Three Counties Dog Rescue – Bourne, Lincolnshire. Three Counties Dog Rescue has successfully re-homed over 7000 dogs and cats since its formation in 1971. All the animals are neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped before re-homing. All work involving rehoming is done entirely by voluntary and unpaid helpers.

Jacqui Kavanagh, chief executive officer of EDGE Venues and Trinity Event Solutions, said this as the auction went live this morning: “The cost-of-living crisis is having such a negative impact on the fundraising efforts of small charities. So for this year’s Trinty EDGE Challenge, we’re supporting multiple small local charities which, in turn, support those in need during tougher times.

“We’re immensely grateful for the support of all the wonderful industry venues and hotels who have donated LOTS to the auction – without them, we couldn’t do this. And the fact that our teams visit so many venues to soak up product knowledge as part of the donation collections means the Challenge is a win for us and our clients too.” 

Tracy Winsworth, managing director of Trinity Event Solutions is delighted to see the return of the Trinity EDGE Challenge. “In the years we have been running this initiative we’ve successfully raised more than £200,000. Last year we raised nearly £10,000, which went towards the Ukraine Humanitarian Relief Fund through the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC). 

“This year, we’re pleased to have the Challenge supporting small charities and we’re asking everyone to share the auction link far and wide so we can raise as much as possible while bidders grab a special treat for Christmas or beyond.”

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For more information call Jacqui Kavanagh on 07917 680525. The website launched in December 2018 and provides a global venue sourcing solution, supporting agents, corporates and associations. With a database of more than 14,000 hotels and venues in the UK and worldwide, event planners and agencies will be able to use EDGE Venues, free of charge, to source the perfect venue for their next meeting or event.