Say cheers for char­ity

Wines go un­der the ham­mer for wor­thy causes

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CHAR­ITY is a big part of West­ern Cape Auc­tion­eers’ port­fo­lio and the com­pany sup­ports var­i­ous in­sti­tu­tions by auc­tion­ing off wine, sports mem­o­ra­bilia and even teddy bears for char­ity. The skill and ex­pe­ri­ence of their auc­tion­eers is used not just for busi­ness but also for worth causes where money and sup­port is needed.

Last week the auc­tion­eers of WCA showed their skill at a pri­vate school in Cape Town sell­ing 50 bot­tles of do­nated wines from var­i­ous well-known wine es­tates, with some of the vin­tage bot­tles fetch­ing over R1 500.

Al­though the evening is con­ducted on a much lighter note than nor­mal busi­ness auc­tions, auc­tion­eer Stef Olivier en­joys the at­mos­phere of char­ity auc­tions.

He also sup­ports the Tygerbear f o un­dati o n eve r y ye a r with the an­nual func­tion where celebri­ties such as Idol con­tes­tants and lo­cal hot­tie Minki van der Westhuizen, to men­tion a few, demon­strate their sup­port.

Olivier be­lieves “it’s im­por­tant to give back to those in need, if not by fi­nanc­ing them, by ser­vice”.

Suc­cess­fully fall­ing un­der the WCA ham­mer last week at

the reg­u­lar ca­ter­ing auc­tion in Brack­en­fell were the con­tents of a sushi bar that never had the chance to open be­fore it was closed down by West­ern Cape Auc­tion­eers.

All the equip­ment was new and com­pet­i­tive prices were achieved on the auc­tion floor.

The weekly auc­tions con­tinue to draw crowds and more new clien­tele are ap­proach­ing them ev­ery week.

This week the con­tents of a restau­rant will be on auc­tion on Thurs­day at 11am in Brack­en­fell.

Vi s i t w w w. we s t e r n c a p e auc­tion­ or call 021 981 6687 for more in­for­ma­tion.

SUC­CESS­FUL: West­ern Cape Auc­tion­eers auc­tion­eer Stef Olivier auc­tions off a teddy bear at a re­cent char­ity event.

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