Saturday's big auction will provide a big donation to help a big cause in Far North Queensland.
The no-reserve land auction at Millhouse Estate Edmonton, resulted in the 800sq m block being sold to a local woman and a donation of $20,000 to the Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation.
Millhouse Estate developer James Fennell of Urban Properties, said he was thrilled with the auction outcome, and the community interest and support.
He and wife Rachel instigated the charity auction, having had a close shave with cancer themselves, and with a predominantly male workforce, they wanted to raise the profile of men's cancers.
The donation will be comprised of a contribution from Urban Properties and the commission from Property Shop sales and marketing director Ben Johnston.
Ironically, successful bidder Nyree Bell, works at the hospital and knows first-hand the work of the Foundation. “We've been involved in several Foundation fundraising events and we love the work they do, so when we saw this advertised, we thought it was a great opportunity to be involved again,” Ms Bell said.
Several bidders were competing for the block, with Ms Bell finally outbidding the rest.
Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation CEO Tony Franz said the auction was a heart-warming example of the community coming together to support others in need.
Cairns Hospital urologists and an oncologist spoke just before the auction about men's cancers and particularly about a prostate scanning machine they hope the donation can go towards.
“We would really like people in Far North Queensland to have the same access to health services as people in Brisbane,” urologist Dr Garrath Evans said.
PHOTO: Celebrating the auction outcome are Lance Richards, James and Rachel Fennell, buyer Nyree Bell and Ben Johnston from The Property Shop.Back to all news