Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Bid or Buy for Breadline Africa

Here’s something different – I have been invited to take part in a competition! Well, who am I to scoff at an invitation!

The competition is open to South African bloggers and is being run by Bid or Buy – an online auction website based here in South Africa.
It revolves around the auction of a VW TenaCity Golf that starts on Thursday, 23rd October. The winner is the blogger who best guesses the final winning bid – in other words guesses closest to the closing bid. There is a monetary prize for the winner.

Well let’s see… I think that the closing bid will be R67,467.

But here’s something else…

Right now there is a “Worldwide Blogger Bakeoff” happening. This is an initiative of Breadline Africa, and aims to convert shipping containers into locations for food production and distribution. These sustainable community kitchens will not only provide foods such as bread and soup to those in need, but also opportunities for skills development within these poor communities. Under the banner, “Bake Bread – Give Dough”, Breadline Africa has a number of ways that you can get involved:

* Join the campaign.
* Submit your bread baking recipe.
* Make a donation to Breadline Africa.
* Vote for your favourite recipe.
* Bake a loaf of bread and blog about it.
* Bake many loaves of bread and host a bake sale.

For my part I have added the fund raising widget, displayed to in the right hand column of my blog.

So back to the Bid or Buy competition... As I am not in the habit of advertising or promotions, should my guess at the closing bid in the auction be the closest and by some strange tear in the stitching of our universe, I win the monetary prize, I will donate it to the Blogger Bakeoff.

4 comments:

eishman said...

Not a bad sum that. Good luck.

Sarah Blake said...

Wow - good luck! And thanks for joining our campaign!

Galen said...

Congrats on winning the first bid or buy competition! I didn’t even come close :(

I think it’s a very noble endeavour that you will be donating that dosh to the blogger bake off. Good on you! :)

Sarah Blake said...

Well done!

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