Sutton Auction and Dinner Raise $6,102 for Hospice Project
Updated: Dec 14, 2018
Stratford, ON – With creative thinking and lots of coordination, Sutton Group – First Choice Realty Ltd.* raised an astounding $6,102 for the Stratford Perth Hospice Project. They held an auction on their Facebook page from May 15-19 with generous donations from individuals and local businesses followed by a booster dinner on May 29 at Boston Pizza. Sutton Group – First Choice Realty Ltd.* made a matching contribution to the funds raised at the dinner.
Sutton Group – First Choice Realty Ltd.* is always happy to support local projects and this one is special: the community is coming together to establish a new palliative care facility in Stratford. “We know so many clients and family members going through sickness and we would just love to see a hospice right here in our city to help,” said Broker Kim Graham to the Stratford Beacon Herald.
Office Administrator Amie Reid offered to take the lead on creating the Facebook auction. She experimented with an online-auction app, then opted for a photo album with comments enabled to allow people to place bids. It was a great success.
Donated auction items included Pizza for a Year at Boston Pizza, a custom crate table, a handmade wooden bowl, artwork, a spring wreath, a massage, Taste & Tour at Black Swan Brewing Co., On Stage Dance Birthday Party, Princess Party from Glitter & Bows Entertainment, gift baskets, clothing, gift cards to local restaurants and much more! One hundred per cent of the auction proceeds were donated to the hospice project.
The booster dinner at Boston Pizza sold out quickly. For $20, guests could enjoy a buffet of pizza, cactus cut potatoes, pasta and salads and they had the opportunity to enter a raffle for great prizes. Ten dollars from each admission fee was donated to the Stratford Perth Hospice Project, along with the proceeds of the raffle.
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