Swap, Trade and Upgrade: Paperclip Challenge Update

From small beginnings come wonderful things: that’s why we’re running our Paperclip Challenge during YMCA Lincolnshire’s 150th year.

We’re recruiting Paperclip Heroes to support our campaign. These can be individuals, businesses, or organisations – anyone who is willing to get involved and step up to the challenge.

The Paperclip Challenge is a refreshingly simple concept which starts with one purple YMCA paperclip and could end with absolutely anything!

Paperclip Heroes must swap, trade and upgrade items for anything they can (the bigger and better!) and can trade as many times as they like before October.

Once November rolls around, bids will be held for the final items in a charity auction to raise funds for YMCA Lincolnshire. All items under the hammer will remain a complete mystery until the challenge is complete!

Colin Young, Managing Director at Golding, Young & Mawer Auctioneers and Valuers and star of BBC’s Bargain Hunt is excited for the final auction, and he’s encouraging people to get involved.

He said: “We’re looking for individuals to take up the challenge and take up the trade. See what you can find for us and support this wonderful charity in celebrating its 150th year.”

To get involved and become a Paperclip Hero, just email fundraising@lincsymca.co.uk to receive a challenge pack and paperclip.