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Last chance for monster charity auction

There are just 48 hours left to bid in a monster local charity auction supporting young Indigenous girls and boys to achieve positive life experiences in education and wellbeing.

AFL Cape York House Foundation have put together the online auction with more than 20 lots available for bidding, including a $5K Cairns Hardware voucher, reef trips with Passions of Paradise and Experience Co, a cricket bat signed by Ricky Ponting, Islander and mainland Aboriginal artwork by celebrated Indigenous artist Daniel O’Shane, as well as the grand prize of a new model Toyota Corolla valued at $28K, generously donated by major partner Pacific Toyota.

House Manager at AFL Cape York House Foundation, Kane Richter, said local businesses have been very generous in their support for the Foundation’s first online auction.

“In the past, the AFL has held a very successful charity event in Melbourne on our behalf, raising money and awareness for AFLCY Foundation. Due to Covid restrictions, we’ve not been able to hold the event this year or last, so this is our opportunity to not only raise awareness for the Foundation nationally, but to also promote and thank our local sponsors and supporters.”

AFL Cape York General Manager Rick Hanlon said the auction aims to raise funds to assist the Foundation to continue delivering the services that provide young Indigenous people with positive life experiences and opportunities for education and wellbeing.

“While every little bit helps, we’re hoping to raise $20K that will go towards supporting our young students who are living away from home, through tutoring, resources, educational electronics and technology, and wellbeing activities. The money also goes into supporting the AFL Cape York’s Sport Education AFL Programs.

“Enabling our young Indigenous people to have the opportunity to grow and develop is the very basis of what AFLCY Foundation does, and we’re very proud of achievements to date and the extraordinary community support we receive.”

For more information on the auction or to place a bid go to www.aflcy.com.au.


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