The Bobby Goldsmith Foundation raised $110,000 at its recent charity auction, thanks to the help of Malcolm and Lucy Turnbull.

The elite event, which was held last Thursday at the Turnbulls’ home, managed to attract more than 100 people who were willing to raise their hands in support of the Foundation’s work.

Guests were treated to Piper-Heidsieck champagne and entertainment from MC Todd McKenney, while they placed their bids on various high quality prizes, including a luxury eight-night safari in Zambia, donated by the Classic Safari Company, a week-long five star holiday to Thailand and a lunch for four with Justice Michael Kirby.

The top bids of the night went to the safari and a luncheon date for eight with Malcolm and Lucy Turnbull. Both prizes were hotly contested, receiving a final bid of $15,000.

All of the proceeds will be put towards two key programs. The Bobby Goldsmith Foundation is currently looking for ways to garner interest-free loan schemes so BGF clients will be able to do everything from renting whitegoods to undertaking study and training courses under no-interest repayment schemes.

Along these lines, BGF is also looking to further their Positive Futures campaign which seeks to help people return to work or study after prolonged periods of illness.
info: The next Bobby Goldsmith Foundation fundraiser will be the 21st Birthday Bake-Off, which will be held at the Midnight Shift on Sunday 15 June.

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