We raised $35K in one gorgeously long afternoon packed with food, wine and lots of generous hearts and wallets!!! $35K!!!!
We are SO grateful and blown away by everyone’s support – thank you so much to those that came along. The auction went so well and the raffle tickets were snapped up. The $10 lucky dip pinata’s were also gone in a heartbeat! The Spanish music, the amazing flowers, the yum food that kept coming and coming…..it truly was a fantastic afternoon.
The auction items included 4 pieces of beautiful art – generously given to us by Exhibitions Gallery in Brandon St, Wellington. One of our most sought after pieces went for $5000!!! With the others going between an impressive $1200 to $2000! We had an unbelievable $3000 Whitebait voucher given to us by Armstrong Prestige to be auctioned, so was a “Night at the Footy” – 4x tickets at ABs vs Wales in June and dinner at Ombra beforehand. We also had 2 night’s accommodation at The Tongariro Lodge in Turangi kindly donated by the fabulous team up there. And because things were going so well we threw into the auction mix a night up to Auckland, flights for 2 on Air NZ and a night at Rydges Hotel, a $500 voucher at Harbourside Restaurant and lunch the next day at Brew on Quay. Phew!!!!!
PLUS!!!! We had $20 raffle items including –
- Whiskey galore! Gallon of Jamiesons whiskey and 2x other bottles to go with it
- A bouquet of gorgeous flowers from Scent Floral Bouquet once a month for a year PLUS a sterling silver cross necklace by Guthrie and Steel with velvet bag which retails at $700
- The White Swan in Greytown – one night in deluxe suite, French bubbles on arrival and 3 course dinner for 2
Thank you so much to everyone that donated items!!!!
All of our photos are on our Facebook page but here are a few sneaky pics to get you wanting to see more! One thing you can’t see is all the love coming our way in the room – it was in abundance!
We have an exciting announcement soon to come about what that money is going to contribute to……So stay tuned!!!!