Going once, going twice. Actually, Bethlehem Foundation's annual auction has been going for seven years this year.
The fundraising dinner and auction is looked forward to by many, not just because of its impressive range of donated items, but because of its fundraising capabilities that go back to the community.|
This year proceeds will be shared between Bethlehem Foundation and the Cystic Fibrosis Association.
Approximately $23,000 was raised last year for Kidney Kids. Items up for auction this year include a luxury car for the weekend, a cooking class with chef Henri Campana, signed jerseys by sportsmen, fashion vouchers, beauty treatments and much more.
The auction is managed by Luisa Schroder who has had a long involvement with Bethlehem Foundation. Chairman Stephen Tetley-Jones says the late Peter Wyatt was the visionary behind the event, "who worked tirelessly every year to make it a success". They hope to make this year's auction a success in his memory.
Auction items will be available for viewing via the website www.bethlehemfoundation.org.nz from May 20. The event is also in conjunction with the Bay of Plenty Times.
It is held on June 8, 6.30pm at Tauranga Racecourse with light entertainment provided by The Prime Suspects' Mafia Murder Cabaret Show.
Contact 579 1719 to secure a table at the auction dinner.
Well known foodie and chef Henri Campana will be your host for an evening if you (and 10 of your closest friends) are successful in bidding at the Bethlehem Foundation 2013 Auction. The cooking class, held at The French Country House, is one of the big-ticket items up for auction at the fundraiser. Mr Campana will give his guests a "tiki-tour of the Mediterranean".