Ro­tary club raises $9000 at auc­tion

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

FUR­NI­TURE, art­works, kitchen wares, safes and four small cata­ma­rans were just some of the items up for grabs at the Ro­tary Club of Air­lie Beach’s com­mu­nity auc­tion held in Can­non­vale on Satur­day morn­ing.

More than 150 peo­ple gath­ered for the auc­tion which at­tracted 90 reg­is­tered bid­ders who picked up some fan­tas­tic bargains un­der the ham­mer of PRD Na­tion­wide Whit­sun­day auc­tion­eers Brad Sobott and Christie Leet.

Ro­tary Lin­de­man Is­land project co-or­di­na­tor Tim Ar­land said a to­tal of 337 items were auc­tioned to raise $9,000 on the day.

He said all costs had now been re­cov­ered from the re­moval and dis­tri­bu­tion of do­nated items from Lin­de­man Is­land with the sur­plus be­ing re­turned to the re­gion through var­i­ous com­mu­nity based projects.

All items were do­nated to the Ro­tary Club of Air­lie Beach in March by the new own­ers of Lin­de­man Is­land, Whit­sun­day White­horse Lim­ited, who were left with enough fur­ni­ture to fill 250 rooms fol­low­ing their pur­chase of Club Med Re­sort last year.

They also sup­plied fur­ni­ture and other items from Boathaven Spa Re­sort.

Ro­tary pre­vi­ously do­nated 10 tonnes of linen to flood vic­tims in Bund­aberg, fur­ni­ture for the up­grade of 90 rooms at Camp Kanga, Whit­sun­day Cri­sis and Coun­selling emer­gency re­lief units and out­door set­tings for the Tourist In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre in Proser­pine.

The Whit­sun­day PCYC also re­ceived archery equip­ment, ex­tra crock­ery and ca­noes to sup­port their youth devel­op­ment pro­grams.

Mr Ar­land thanked all com­mu­nity mem­bers and lo­cal busi­nesses who as­sisted in the re­moval and dis­tri­bu­tion of items from Lin­de­man Is­land and Boathaven Spa Re­sort.

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