Everything must go at Rotary auction
KITCHEN wares, electrical goods, safes, artworks, furniture and catamarans are just some of the items that will be up for auction this Saturday.
All items were donated to the Rotary Club of Airlie Beach in May by the new owners of Lindeman Island, Whitehorse Holdings Limited, who were left with enough furniture to fill 250 rooms following their purchase of Club Med Resort last year.
Rotary Lindeman Island project co-ordinator Tim Arland said the event would be an unreserved auction and everyone would get a bargain.
“There is an infinite variety of stuff and we have also received donations from Boathaven Spa Resort so we just hope we can fit everyone in,” he said. Two hundred auction paddles will be available with PRD Nationwide Whitsunday auctioneers Christie Leet and Brad Sobott volunteering their time to run the event.
Mr Arland said the aim of the auction was to raise money so the Rotary club could continue to give back to the region and to finance new community based projects.
Rotary has previously donated archery equipment to the Whitsunday PCYC, 10 tonnes of linen to flood victims in Bundaberg, furniture for 80 rooms at Camp Kanga and assisted in refurbishing properties for the Whitsunday Crisis and Counselling Service.
Viewing will start at 8am on Saturday, before the auction takes place at 9am.
Mr Arland thanked Autopro Cannonvale and the building owner Bruce Finlay for their support.
BIG BARGAINS: Co-ordinator of Rotary Lindeman Island project, Tim Arland, and past president John Harris showcasing some of the items that will be up for auction this Saturday.