Friday, November 10, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
As we get closer to Christmas it is important to remember those in the community that are struggling financially this year and are unable to celebrate the festive season in the way that they would wish.
Tourism Whitsundays and Whitsunday Chamber of Commerce and Industry are acknowledging this struggle and taking the initiative to contribute to the solution by holding a silent charity auction.
They have approached 15 of their most valued members who have kindly donated a range of incredible experiences that will now be auctioned off via the online charity auction.
Prizes include a Reef Sleep with Cruise Whitsundays, a Hamilton Island Holiday at Reef View Hotel, and a stay at Palm Bay Resort on Long Island.
Members of the community are encouraged to jump online and snap up a bargain, with all proceeds donated to Whitsunday Neighbourhood Centre’s Adopt A Family Appeal.
“We love giving back to the local community,” said Rick Hamilton, CEO of Tourism Whitsundays.
“We always want to do what we can for the community, it is where we live and where we work, and everyone deserves to have a happy Christmas.”
The silent auction is running until November 28, when the bidding period will be finalised, and the highest bidder will be awarded the prize.
“Thank you to all our members who contributed a prize, the silent auction is a wonderful opportunity to give back and think of others this festive season,” said Rick.
“We have already raised almost $3,000, but there still some amazing deals to scoop up – so follow this QR code and place a bid!”
A Cruise Whitsundays’ Reef Sleep is one of 15 incredible prizes up for grabs. Photo supplied