Mon­ster auc­tion raises $70,000 for Dun­stan

Central Otago Mirror - - CENTRAL NEWS - By BROOKE GAR­DINER

The mon­ster auc­tion to raise funds for the suite that will house Dun­stan Hospi­tal’s $1 mil­lion CT scan­ner hauled in $75,000 on Satur­day. Three sep­a­rate char­ity auc­tions were held in Cromwell, Alexan­dra and Wanaka with a va­ri­ety of goods un­der the ham­mer in­clud­ing cars, fur­ni­ture and art­work. CT Scan­ner Suite Ap­peal com­mit­tee mem­ber Karin Bowen said she was de­lighted with the cash raised although it was not quite as much as they’d hoped. Items sold in Cromwell raised about $20,000 for the ap­peal and Alexan­dra banked about $22,000. The fi­nal tally from the Wanaka auc­tion was ex­pected to be be­tween $30,000-$40,000. The com­mit­tee still had to raise an­other $75,000 to cover the cost of the $250,000 suite which will be lead-lined and in­clude a re­cep­tion and wait­ing area. The Friends of Dun­stan had al­ready com­mit­ted $100,000 to the project, she said.

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