Auction raises $18,000 for children’s research
South Australia’s charitable spirit was alive at this year’s AFL Grand Final Day Lunch, with generous bidding and gracious giving raising valued funds for the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation.
Attended by over 400 guests from the state’s business, sporting and philanthropic communities, organiser and The Advertiser Foundation Patron, Angela Condous, welcomed all to what was a lively day thanks to the dynamic gathering of AFL legends invited to talk all things footy ahead of the league’s biggest game.
Event sponsors and auction prize donors contributed to a successful fundraising result, with $18,000 raised for the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation, which was honored to be selected as a recipient charity of the event alongside the heroic Sammy D Foundation.
The Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation would especially like to thank The Advertiser Foundation, Angela Condous and the following South Australian family businesses, which generously supported the auction: Maggie Beer Orchard House, The Farm Eatery and Experience Centre, Casa Carboni Italian Cooking School and Enoteca, Durand Distillery, The Standish Wine Co, and Negociants Australia and Samuel Smith & Son for collating a premium collection of wine from SA’s finest family winemakers.