Massive charity auction is online
One of the biggest and cutest online charity auctions seen ever in New Zealand will be launched on February 22 – with around 800 items up for sale.
The Every Dog Has Its Day auction, organised by Bayleys Real Estate, will raise money for the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind’s Guide Dog Services.
The massive auction started on on sella. co. nz early on February 22.
Among the items for auction are domestic holiday and leisure packages, sporting goods and memorabilia, electrical and household appliances, jewellery, artworks, fashion clothing and apparel, food and beverage vouchers, the chance to meet New Zealand celebrities, entertainment and leisure attraction passes.
Many of items will have a $1 reserve. There are hundreds of products, goods and services sourced from the Far North to Invercargill – to ensure a truly national flavour.
Among the items sourced by Bayleys Waikato are:
Nitro-fill, wheel balance and alignment donated by Capital Tyres Hamilton
$100 Donovans Hamper donated by Donovans Chocolates
Truckload Perry Group
Hairdressing by Patrick’s Hairdressing
Babalot tennis racquet and one-hour tennis lesson with Bayleys salesperson and NZ Tennis Coach of the Year 2001, David Cashmore
Racing memorabilia donated by Lance O’Sullivan of Matamata
Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind chief executive Sandra Budd said the auction would be a wonderful opportunity to raise essential funds for the guide dog services programme.
‘‘Thanks to the incredible work of Bayleys’ staff and the generosity of individuals, businesses and organisations throughout the country, the auction is shaping up to be an exciting event – with many great bargains and sought after items on offer,’’ Ms Budd said.
Bayleys managing director Mike Bayley said staff had been working tirelessly on the ambitious fundraising campaign for the past four months –
of sand from motivated by the desire to support Guide Dog Services and be part of one of the biggest on-line auctions ever in New Zealand.
‘‘ We founded the execution of this project on the adage that if a job’s worth doing then it’s worth doing well – in all respects,’’ Mr Bayley said.
‘‘ And for such an outstanding cause it was easy to motivate our staff and to persuade hundreds of small businesses and individuals throughout New Zealand to contribute a huge array of auction items.
‘‘I’d like to thank all those who supplied their goods and services for fellow New Zealanders to bid on. Without their generosity and support, this whole fantastic exercise would not have been possible.
‘‘I can proudly state that the auction catalogue contains something for everyone,’’ Mr Bayley said.
Bayleys has been the principal sponsor Guide Dog Services since 2004 – generating $ 2million for the organisation already. This funding has been used to raise and train 85 puppies.
The auction runs until March 8.