Charity auction giving away overseas holiday adventures


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7th Annual Charity TNQ Cricket Day will be held on Sunday 7 July at the Port Douglas Cricket Ground. Image supplied

Overseas holidays, a music festival experience, signed sports memorabilia, and SCUBA lessons are just some of the items up for grabs in the Accor Community Fund Australia TNQ Online Auction.

The auction forms part of the major fundraiser for the accommodation business in conjunction with their annual charity cricket day event.

There is $14,000 worth of prizes and items in the online silent auction, which is open for bids until 3.00pm on Sunday 7 July.

All the money raised through the auction and the cricket day will feed into the Accor Hotels Community Fund.

The fund supports a combination of five charities where all funds are distributed to AIME, Garvan Institute, Kokoda Youth Foundation, Lifeline, and the Australian Childhood Foundation.

Bidders have the chance to win an incredible three-night stay at Accor’s flagship hotel Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra in Hawaii.

The prize includes a one-bedroom Ocean View Suite with buffet breakfast for two people, $50 Starbucks gift card, complimentary self-parking for one vehicle and complimentary Wi-Fi.

There is also a holiday package to Bali including flights and five-star accommodation at Peppers Seminyak including breakfast for up to three adults and two children.

Other great prizes include a three-day PADI diving course with Quicksilver dive school and accommodation at Mantra Portsea in Port Douglas.

There is also signed Cowboys and Gold Coast Suns memorabilia up for grabs.

Front Office Manager at Mantra PortSea in Port Douglas, Rian Cope, said the auction is open for anyone around the world to enter. 

Auction Items Include:

· INCREDIBLE BALI Holiday including Flights and 5 Star Accommodation!
· 3 day PADI Open Water Dive course with accommodation in Port Douglas!
· Cowboys signed Rugby League Jersey!
· Gold Coast Suns AFL Jersey!
· Weber BBQ and Esky Package!
· Gold Coast Getaway including Family VIP Theme Park Pass!
· 5 Star Brisbane Holiday including Double Adventure Pass to Moreton Island!
· 5 Star Palm Cove 5 Star romantic getaway incl. 2 nights accommodation, car rental & photo portrait session!
· DOUBLE VIP PASS to the Grass is Greener Music Festival, including accommodation!
· PLUS much , much more…

“We’ve reached out to our suppliers, tour operators and network and received a huge number of donations for this auction,” he said.

“We’ve packed it all together to create holiday experiences in Australia and overseas including high-value package deals with accommodation, car rental tour packages and dining experiences.”

All of the proceeds from the auction will go towards the listed charities as part of a push by Accor Group Asia-Pacific to raise $1 million for charity.

“We want to raise as much as we can so the auction is available for anyone to bid, anyone around the world the bid on these fantastic prizes,” Mr Cope said.

The bids have already started rolling in so get in quick to make sure you secure the prize of your dreams all while supporting worthy charities.


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