Midwinter Ball 2017 eBay Auction
raised $96,971 for local charities
Once again, Australia’s political leaders generously donated themselves and a host of amazing prizes to help raise funds for some of the nation’s most deserving charities.
Among the items on offer through eBay:
- Malcolm Turnbull will give you a personalised tour of his official Canberra residence and garden followed by tea for two at The Lodge.
- Bill Shorten and Tanya Plibersek are offering a quiet chat over a bottle of wine at Parliament House as well as two return business class flights to anywhere across this wide brown land.
- Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, has offered up two unforgettable nights in Hollywood’s ritzy new Intercontinental in LA with VIP seats at the Qantas table at the G’Day USA Gala Ball. The rest of the weekend includes a tour of the Getty Museum as well as a tour of Warner Bros Studios. The prize is for 2 and includes business class return travel courtesy of Qantas.
- Qantas has once again offered a fantastic prize of two business class tickets to London or New York.
- There is also the opportunity to secure two of the best seats, including hospitality in the luxurious September Club, for the 2017 AFL Grand Final.
Channel Nine NRL Footy Show eBay charity auction raised over $92,000* for Mark Hughes Foundation
– $51,615 – Mount Everest base camp 12-day trek for two
– $13,700 – NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final experience
– $10,900 – Billy Joel concert in Madison Square Garden
– $8,1000 – Johnathan Thurston’s signed boots from when he scored his 2000th point
– $3,000 – Three-night oceanview room onboard a P&O cruise
– $5,000 – additional donation from 2 bidders
NBC Universal own a piece of Suits’ history charity auction raised $1,625 for HeartKids Australia
In February 2017 Suits’ stars, Sarah Rafferty and Rick Hoffman visited Sydney, Australia to help promote the new season on Universal Channel. To celebrate they created a life size replica of the famous Pearson Specter Litt entrance. To raise funds for HeartKids, Universal Channel gave one lucky winner the chance to own this piece of Suits’ history.
The iconic ‘Coke sign’ at Kings Cross charity auction raised $100,700 for The Wayside Chapel
Coca-Cola Charity Auction
The old Coke sign is Going going gone. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity to own an iconic piece of Sydney’s history while supporting another Kings Cross Icon – The Wayside Chapel.
Each letter of the classic Coca-Cola script sign was auctioned off separately. The winning letter was the lower case ‘c’, selling for $18,700. The overall auction campaign, including all eight letters, raised a total of $100,700 for the Wayside Chapel.
The brand new Coca-Cola sign was officially switched on Thursday, 15 September to continue to light up Kings Cross for many years to come.
They have been helping people in need in the Kings Cross area for more than 50 years. Under the banner of ‘love over hate’ The Wayside Chapel helps thousands of people every year access essential health, support and recreational services as part of the Wayside community.
Federal Parliamentary Press Midwinter Ball Charity Auctions 2016 raise over $79,000 for 6 local charities
Indian Motorcycle Jack Daniels 150th Chief Vintage LE auction raised $53,700 for Black Dog Ride Charity
This truly limited edition motorcycle was auctioned to raise funds for Black Dog Ride, to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention.
Witchery auctioned one of a kind shirt featured in Vogue Australia for Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF)
This one-of-a-kind Witchery white shirt customised exclusively by Vogue Australia raised $710 for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. Stylist: Petta Chua. Photographer: Duncan Killick for Vogue Australia. Artist: Amelia Akle
NOMA Australia Auction for OzHarvest and MAD raises over $96,500 on eBay
NOMA’s ten-week Australian pop-up closed in April, and diners who hoped to eat there before it ended put their money where their mouths were to attend the final dinner fundraiser on Saturday 2 April. Proceeds raised went to nonprofit culinary think tank MAD and an Australian charity called OzHarvest, which is dedicated to preventing food waste.
Sony Rare 20th Anniversary PS4 signed by Naughty Dog auction raised $4,300 for youth cancer cause, YouCan
Sony Computer Entertainment Australia is auctioning a rare, 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4 console. The console is signed by the top ‘dogs’ at Naughty Dog and the proceeds will go to Sony’s You Can youth cancer charity.
The console up for grabs bears the signatures of Naughty Dog co-presidents Christophe Balestra and Evan Wells, creative directorNeil Druckmann (The Last of Us, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End) and game director Bruce Straley (The Last of Us, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End).
Bachelorette star Michael Turnbull auctioned himself for date after losing best friend to cancer
Michael Turnbull partnered with Fox Sports for the network’s Lift For Lynchy appeal for cancer sufferer Joey Lynch to participate in an American clinical trial.
His part of the appeal saw Turnbull put himself up for auction with two lucky bidders getting a night out with him.
Michael Turnbull on his charity date with Wendy Mitchell who donated $13,000 to the Lift for Lynchy appeal. For a cool $13,000, Cairns woman Wendy Mitchell was flown to Sydney for the date.
The second highest bidder for Fox Sports’ appeal will also be going on a date with the smooth-talking real estate agent, on a date scheduled for January 2016.
Federal Parliamentary Press Midwinter Ball Charity Auctions 2015 raise $98,876 for 6 local charities
Fontan Registry, Murdoch Children’s Research Foundation gets $3000 for sale of 1973 portrait of Mick Jagger
Former Herald-Sun photographer, John Casamento auctioned a large print of Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger that was on the front page of the newspaper during Rolling Stones concerts in Melbourne, 1973. The image showed Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger sucking on a clover plucked from the ground while giving a media interview at Montsalvat, Eltham, during the Stones’ concerts in Melbourne. 1973.
John’s grandson Noah was born with a severe congenital heart condition. Noah, now 13, is here today because of the life-saving Fontan procedure he had when he was 4 years old. John and Noah wanted to auction this portrait to raise much needed funds to keep the Fontan Registry running so that Noah and the many other heart patients like him can live a long, healthy life.
Sealy Australia Pink Ribbon Charity Auctions raise $11,355 for Cancer Council
All year long, Sealy Posturepedic and Cancer Council have been working closely with Reg Mombassa, Henry Roth, Darren Palmer, Shaynna Blaze, Poncho Army, Akira Isogawa and Cancer Council to design 6 amazing one-of-a-kind beds and make a meaningful difference to the fight against cancer. Bid For Good managed the eBay auctions for these handcrafted beds which raised $11,355 for Cancer Council.
Ford tickled Pink by FPV GT F Auction results
Managed by Bid For Good, the auctions for two of Ford’s most powerful and collectable cars fetched almost $400,000. GT F car number 500 achieved 3 times the retail price. Both buyers paid within 24 hours.
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