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AWN charity wool auction raises $13,500 for Royal Flying Doctor Service

Sheep Central, June 29, 2015
RFDS Fund Raising Events co-ordinator Rosemary Ferrari with AWN managing director John Colley with the wool auction cheque.

RFDS Fund Raising Events co-ordinator Rosemary Ferrari with AWN managing director John Colley with the wool auction cheque.

AUSTRALIAN Wool Network’s charity wool auction last week has raised more than $13,500 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service, exceeding last year’s total of $9490.

In Sydney, three bales were sold for a total of $6666.20 and the successful bidders were New England Wool and Techwool Trading. In Melbourne the two bales raised $3823.92 and the successful bidders were New England Wool and Donghai. In Fremantle the charity auction raised $3127.55 and the successful bidder was by Chinatex (Australia) Pty. Ltd.

Australian Wool Network managing director John Colley praised the generosity of the wool industry for putting their hands in their pockets to help the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

“This has been the last wool sale of what has been a very exciting year and since 2002 these charity auctions have raised $94,617 to the RFDS,” he said.

RFDS fundraising and marketing general manager, Brendon Smyth, said the service was very grateful for the Australian Wool Network for their generous support.

“These funds will go towards purchasing vital medical equipment and will be a large support for maintaining the equipment levels and the infrastructure needed to maintain the running of the service and to ensure we continue to meet the needs of all those people who rely on us across Australia.”

With the Sydney auction cheque were, from left, Techwool Trading's Stuart Greenshields, Rosemary Ferrari from the RFDS, AWN sheep and wool specialist Phil Jones and New England Wool CEO Andrew Blanch.

With the Sydney auction cheque were, from left, Techwool Trading’s Stuart Greenshields, Rosemary Ferrari from the RFDS, AWN sheep and wool specialist Phil Jones and New England Wool managing director Andrew Blanch.

Source: Australian Wool Network.

 

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