Rotary club raises $9000 at auction
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.