High levels of community spirit were radiating at the Central Bar and Kitchen on March 27 as the community gathered to raise funds and awareness for ovarian cancer.
Over $14,000 was raised on the day thanks to local businesses and members of the Singleton community which will go towards Ovarian Cancer Australia.
Event organiser Bec McLennan of Styled Picnics & Events hosted the event in loving memory of Singleton local, Angela Wood who sadly lost her battle to ovarian cancer in 2017 at the age of 36.
"I am still on such a high from the event, it couldn't have been any better," Bec told the Singleton Argus early Monday morning.
"It all happened so quickly, everyone was so happy to be there and by the end of the evening, we let anyone in the venue join in including a group of men from the army who were extremely generous!"
The highest auction prize was sold for $2000, a medal of honours to one of the Army members.
"The army guys just 'went to town' with the auction and were so generous in their offers, it was fantastic!" A total of 40 raffle prizes were raffled off and 32 items were auctioned off on the evening.
"We had prizes such as crochet rugs, wines, photo memorabilia frames and bigger things such as luxury accomodation stays and a full air conditioner sold off!"
But of course, none of this would be possible without the generosity of the Singleton community and local businesses involved.
"It just goes to show what can happen when the community gets behind something. I am still in disbelief at how generous so many local businesses both big and small have been."
A total of $14,173.40 was raised which has tipped the Ovarian Cancer Australia Teal Teas campaign over the $100,000 mark.
Major sponsor One Agency donated $1000 towards the cause and donated majority of the merchandise and gift cards.
ACTRON AIR donated the highest valued prize valued at $2500 with Andrews Air Conditioning installing the prize for free.
Moss and Twine provided the flowers and decor at a very generous price to be furthermore auctioned off on the day, Bell from the unique boutique made ovarian butterfly key rings which all went in the gift bags as a thank you gifts and Grazing with Cake me Away donated 60 cookies for each gift bag.
Local MC Scott Agnew donated his time to be the auctioneer of the event and had the crowd in laughter the entire event.
Neil Farmer provided tunes until 8pm and Sarah Purnell from Kellie R Photography was there to capture snapshots of the event.
Help Bec reach the 15k mark by donating here.
Bec would like to thank all businesses involved in the fundraiser.
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