Comments from some of our clients:
“You were absolutely amazing, I’m still in awe of the auction and how much you raised in front of 700 guests in the Tower Ballroom here in Blackpool. Thank you so so much for your support and patience especially as our times slipped on the night. We made £95,000 on the night which is way over the budget we had, we’re delighted!! Next years ball is Saturday 24th Sept and i would love for you to join us again.”
Linzi Young, Head of Fundraising, The Trinity Hospice, Blackpool
“Willie, just to say thanks for an incredible night on Friday night at the Glasgow HIlton, the total amount we raised on the night was £100,000 which most of that was down to you and hardworking shift in the Charity Auction, we still don’t know how you manage to squeeze the money out of them.”
Steve McManus, Fundraising Manager, Erskine Hospital
“What can I say!! A massive Thank you very much for conducting the auction at our white lily ladies fabulous fun night! You were brilliant and to hold 500 ladies together in one function room takes a lot, we raised £27.000 and is a great amount for us again.”
Angela Bruno, the White Lily Ball
“Just wanted to say thank you very much for Thursday, you were brilliant and we have had nothing but compliments about the live auction! It was a toughish crowd so you did a brilliant job. All the best and hopefully we can work together again in the future.”
Vanessa Bailey, Trust & Corporates Administrator, Cavell Nurses’ Trust
“Thank you for an incredible job – so professional, engaging, funny and productive!!!!!! You have been a pleasure to work with from when I booked you and I appreciate all your prompt correspondence and we were delighted at how last night went. The total amount raised from the auction came to £7100 with only a handful of items. Look forward to working with you again in the near future”
Helena Winocour, Community Fundraiser from the Cosgrove Care charity
“What a great day yesterday, at the Hansel Day at the Races, it raised the most to date – £21,183.
You’re just amazing at what you do, thanks for all your help.”
Sheila McLean, Fundraising Manager at Hansen
“It was a fantastic event this year with a really special atmosphere, and our busiest Ball ever, which is great. We are delighted with the support we have received from the Club, sponsors, supporters and everyone who has generously donated prizes and support. And as always managed brilliantly by our auctioneer Willie Paterson.”
Connal Cochrane, Manager of the Rangers Charity Foundation.
“Cash for Kids raises a great deal of much needed funds through using the services of Willie Paterson every year at our annual Westsound Cash for Kids Christmas Lunch. Willie’s energy and enthusiasm knows no bounds as he strives to raise the most he can for children who need the most help in Ayrshire at this special time of the year.”
Cash For Kids charity manager, Lynne Bennett.
“Hi Willie – just wanted to thank you Willie for a fantastic result from our West Sound Radio Cash For Kids 2013 auction, realising a whopping £85,000 on the day, its definitely down to you. To hold a room full of 600 people is hard for anyone, but you can do it and the guests all wanted to listen to you. You raise the bar every year for us,I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you to any other organisation. Thanks again and we’ll be in touch regarding next year’s Cash for Kids event.”
Brenda Ritchie Station Director, West FM Radio Cash For Kids.
“Willie, Just wanted to say a huge thanks for all your efforts on Saturday Night at the Glasgow Rangers Foundation Charity Ball 2013, we made £89,000 on the night, I personally think it was one of the most successful and your handling of the Charity Auction and hosting Game for a Gamble with the first team squad was excellent.”
Connal Cochrane, Foundation Manager
“Hi Willie, My Hero!!! Dont know what we would do without you!!! wanted to say a massive massive thank you for last night at our Gala Dinner 2013, you were a huge hit again and done an amazing job hosting our Game for a Gamble and taking control of the Charity Auction in front of 700 guests, your energy and enthusiasm made the night a fantastic success, will be in touch for The Player of The Year Awards in May 2014.”
Joanna Grunert, Events Manager, Manchester United Foundation
“Thank you so much for you your support regarding the Marie Curie Highland’s Red Hot Charity Party As you know the evening was a huge success with over £49,000 raised on the night! Your support made it all happen with a tremendous auction! Everyone commented on how wonderful you both were and many said you were the best they’d ever seen. The auction alone brought in over £30,000 with a total income of £49,000!! Many thanks again for your support in making this event such a success and I’ll be in touch for next year!”
Kind regards Vonnie Carson Community Fundraiser Marie Curie Highland Division.
“A huge ‘Thank You’ to you, Robbie & Alex for once again ensuring the success of our Grand Auction. You all brought a fantastic dynamic to proceedings, not least with your unrivalled effort to ensure the incredible sum of money raised. It is never an easy task to carry out, particulary in the current economic climate, yet your efforts were exemplary.”
Mary Baillie Head of Fundraising Bobath Scotland
“You 3 Guys should be on the stage!! A Big Big Thank You £54,000 We couldn’t have done it without you!”
Brenda Johnstone Marie Curie Cancer Care
“Many thanks again to you both for the incredible job you did for us on Friday night and to raise £38,450 in the current climate is fantastic!.”
Linsey P Cox LP Corporate Events, The Black &White Ball, Scotland’s First Green Carpet Event
“Wow! What a night! We raised £53,000 and a big part of that is down to you both and your fantastic auctioneering skills”
Jennifer Niven, Events Manager for Enable Scotland, helping Children & Adults with Learning Disabilities
“You two guys were absolutely brilliant and I can’t speak highly enough about your performance… I honestly feel we would not have raised that amount had you not performed so brilliantly…so thanks again. Yes, I would like to book you for our events for next year!!!…”
May Gilchrist, Fundraising Manager for CLIC Sargent Malcolm Sargent House, Prestwick making over £22,000 in the auction
“Just wanted to say thank you so much for Friday Willie, everyone raved about you and I personally thought you did a great job, but made me spend way too much money for the Football Hospitality!!!!…”
Jacqui McMillan General Manager – Novotel Glasgow and committee of HIT Scotland The Hospitality Industry Trust
“Willie Paterson and Robbie Taylor are the Ant and Dec of the Charity Auctioneering”
Donald MacLeod Chairman of Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy and Managing Director of CPL Entertainment.
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