A fundraising auction to pay for upgrades and modernisation of the Wellsford Plunket Rooms raised more than $6500.
About 80 people attended the Wellsford RSA on May 20 to participate in the auction and stand a chance of winning spa and beauty treatments and other spot prizes.
Among the more unusual auction items was a service to cart and spread five tonnes of fertiliser, which raised more than $300. PGG Wrightson auctioneer Bernie McGahon wielded the gavel.
Fundraising coordinator Tania Hamilton said everybody enjoyed themselves and there will likely be a similar event next year.
Already people have asked about booking tables for next year’s event. Tania said the auction was a great night for Plunket, underscoring the importance of its services to the community.
“We had total community support and many businesses in Wellsford contributed,” she said.