Sircuit’s Adopt A Bear Auction on June 13 was a huge success, bringing in over $10,000 for PLWHA and the Gay and Lesbian Switchboard. Wayne Nicol of Lucrezia and Desade, who made the bears, told Southern Star he was thrilled with the $10,651 fundraising total.
-œI was a bit worried about auctioning them all off at the one event. I thought people might get buying fatigue by the end and the interest would drop off. But I was wrong -” they all achieved a really good result, and none went for less than $400. I’m thrilled they made so much money for charity.
MC Luke Gallagher banged the gavel on each of the 12 bears, some of which proved immensely popular.
-œThe one that raised the most money was Tradie Bear, who went for around $2000, said Nicol.