Otter Auction How To and Rules

The Buckingham Otter Trail Auction is here!

Fancy giving your favourite otter sculpture a home and making a difference to worthy local causes?

The auction begins Friday 24th September!

Introduction

Following the removal of the otter-tastic sculptures at the end of the trail on 31st August, Otter HQ are looking ahead to our final key event of the project… the Buckingham Otter Trail online auction, where we will bid farewell to our beloved otters as they swim away to their new forever homes via an online auction.

If you wish to find out more information about the auction or one or more of the otter sculptures, please contact us as soon possible at office@buckingham-tc.gov.uk

We’ll be sad to wave goodbye to our otters but we’re sure there are wonderful things on the horizon for them in their new homes!

How the auction works and terms and conditions

The otter bidding extravaganza will be taking place online using social media and the Town Council website. Each week one otter will be added to the auction, you will have nearly two weeks to make your highest bid. Bids may be submitted through the website but if you don’t use technology we will accept telephone bids too.

How will the money from auctioning the otters by used?

The profits from this auction will be split equally between the Mayor’s Charities and a future similar event next summer.

The Mayor's Charities are Project Street Life and Community Care North Bucks, which includes YC2 Buckingham & Winslow Young Carers, North Bucks Carers, Open House and the Hospital Car Service.

We could not be more delighted to raise money for these worthy causes, pouring funds straight back into supporting the community and making another sculpture trail next summer for everyone to enjoy.

Ready to place your bid?

Want to know more about the otters before you make your bid? We've got a quick guide below.

Otter NameArtistSponsorAuction start date (12 noon)Auction end date (12 noon)
Jimmy FisherKate Lowe and YC2 Buckingham and Winslow Young CarersBuckingham Town Council24/09/2021
08/10/2021
PatchyMaids Moreton CofE SchoolHowes the Florist01/10/2021
15/10/2021
LockiiYoung People at My Future Self MattersMy Future Self Matters08/10/2021
22/10/2021
MontyBourton Meadow AcademyBucks Radio15/10/2021
29/10/2021
CanalottoZoe DayBuckingham Canal Society22/10/2021
05/11/2021
Olive OttersonUniversity of BuckinghamUniversity of Buckingham29/10/2021
12/11/2021
Prints of the FutureRoundwood SchoolGawcott Solar CIC05/11/2021
19/11/2021
FloDerryn Snowdon and staff at Buckingham Community HospitalBuckingham Town Council12/11/2021
26/11/2021
Lacey Lace Hill AcademyBarrett David Wilson Homes19/11/2021
03/12/2021
JeffBuckingham Primary School and Clare TebbothHeritage & Sons26/11/2021
10/12/2021