With a week left to submit nominations for this year’s Honour Awards, organisers have begun revealing the items that will be up for grabs on the night’s silent auction.

Finalists and guests will be able to bid on items including fashion, beauty, entertainment and travel experiences, homewares, mobile devices and professional services.

Close to 40 items will be auctioned at the awards ceremony and cocktail party at the Ivy in Sydney on Thursday, September 29.

Leading the auction is a business-class trip for two to New York on United Airlines with three nights’ accommodation at the five-star Jewel Hotel in Manhattan and dinner over the famous Rockefeller Plaza ice rink.

Other items include five tailor-made business suits, and an arts package with VIP tickets to Sydney’s most celebrated cultural events including Bell Shakespeare, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and a private tour of the forthcoming Picasso exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW.

ACON CEO Nicolas Parkhill said all proceeds from the auction and ticket sales would help fund ACON’s community health services.

“We’re delighted to be offering guests at the Honour Awards such an amazing array of items and we thank all the donors for their contribution as well as 360 Management Group for securing many of these items,” Parkhill said.

“We all hear lots of wonderful and moving stories of how people from all walks of life are helping or inspiring others in our community and that’s what we want to celebrate through the Honour Awards.”

Nominations can be submitted in six categories — business, health, education, community, legal, political, media and cultural sectors — with prizes to be won.

INFO: www.honourawards.com.au

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