Rare bear sale to aid cancer society
The Balloons of Remembrance fundraiser is a wonderful way to honour loved ones, and is now also a fine reminder of a well-known Matamata resident who, even after her passing, is giving back to Daffodil Day.
The late Helen Mackenzie was well known for her support of Daffodil Day and is continuing to support the Cancer Society through her bequest of a rare collector’s item.
Rosie, a porcelain bear of the 1997 Ted’s collection, designed by Hobo Designs Ltd in London, is available for auction on Trade Me. One hundred percent of the proceeds from this sale will be added to the collection plate for the Balloons of Remembrance fundraiser.
Rosie is a limited edition collector’s bear. She has been valued at $600 and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
If the Trade Me sale is unsuccessful, there will be an opportunity to bid on her as part of a silent auction at the August 30 Balloons for Remembrance event, along with a patchwork cot blanket and patchwork double blanket.
There will also be many donated artisan items, such as a painting by Roxanne Hansen and a photograph of the Aurora Borealis by award- winning photographer Helena Gratkowski, for raffle. All auction and raffle items will be on display in the window of the former Concept’s store on Arawa St.
For a closer look at the items for auction, contact the event organisers, Rexine Hawes on 021 477 089 or Sandra Hunter on 888 6557.
All money raised from the Balloons event will go to the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Cancer Society, earmarked for our community.
Up for grabs: Rosie, a porcelain bear of the 1997 Ted’s collection, is for sale on Trade Me and proceeds will go to the Balloons of Remembrance fundraiser.