Triple auction funds suite
Community urged to donate goods and bid hard
The Lions and Rotary Clubs of Wanaka, Cromwell and Alexandra are joining forces in a bid to raise $150,000 for the CT scanner suite at Dunstan Hospital by hosting a Mammoth Charity Sale and Auction. Individual sales and auctions will be held in the three towns at the same time on February 16 in an attempt to raise the funds. Cromwell Lions Club president Wayne Collie said those wanting to help out with the cause can donate quality goods for the sale or take part by bidding and buying items. Anything that could be sold in the auction, such as goods or services, were being sought, except for electrical items. The groups decided to band together for the cause because ‘‘such a large amount of money was needed and needed quickly’’, Mr Collie said. So far three car dealerships in Alexandra and Cromwell had donated vehicles at a ‘‘low reserve price’’ to be sold, he said. A total of $250,000 was needed to build the suite to house the $1 million scanner, but $100,000 had already been pledged by the Friends of Dunstan Hospital charity. The CT scanner, which was being built to order, was expected to "go live" for service in April.
What: The Mammoth Charity Sale and Auction When: Saturday, February 16, 10am - 4pm with auction at 1pm. Where: Stadium Tavern in Alexandra, Cromwell Racecourse in Cromwell and the Cliff Wilson Building in Wanaka. Fundraiser: Paul Checketts, of Rotary, and Bill Currie, of Currie Motors, with a Toyota Yaris that will be auctioned in a bid to raise money for the CT scanner suite at Dunstan Hospital. The principal sponsors of the car areGWD Motor Group and Currie Motors.