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Campaspe organisations to score cash through online auction

By Alex Gretgrix

ROCHESTER Community House's FoodShare program will benefit from funds raised in an online auction later this month.

Echuca's Neighbourhood House and Crossenvale House will be the other beneficiaries.

Elders Real Estate's Alastair Lias said it was important organisations and programs such as these kept running.

“Times are tough and we are all facing challenges in our lives, work and business. We can't sit back and hope things will get better, hope that everyone is safe and has a meal to eat every day,” he said.

“Charities in the local area are active in looking after those that don’t always a meal to eat. And some people that have never needed these services may now do so or soon will.

“This is why I am organising a charity auction to be held soon to support those that support others In Echuca/Moama and Rochester areas.”

The funds will allow these organisations to continue to purchase and keep food to give to those around the communities who need it most.

“We're very grateful to be receiving the funds because it enables us to continue providing a service which is needed in the community,” Rochester Community House co-ordinator Amanda Logie said.

“It's great to think there are people who are always willing to support what we are doing as an organisation.

“Unfortunately, despite the service being free, it still does cost us money to run.”

Because of COVID-19, the event will be held online.

“Once we have enough donations, the auction will go live with online bidding, eBay-style, over three days,” Mr Lias said.

Mr Lias said the team was happy to take more items to auction off.

“We currently have four donated items, but we are hoping for more,” he said.

To donate, and for ongoing updates with dates and prizes, go to alastairlias.com.au/charity-auction

The event itself will be held online at goauctionsvic.com

The auction will start on August 12.