On September 22nd Sydney Airport announced Kookaburra Kids as one of the four charity partners which will receive proceeds from the airport’s annual Lost Property Auction for charity commencing on Tuesday, 11 October.
“With more than 40 million passengers a year, many items are left behind at Sydney Airport. Thankfully, many people are reunited with their items, but for those that remain unclaimed, we hold an annual auction for charity,” Sydney Airport Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Kerrie Mather said.
“Last year, we raised a record $234,000 and we’re hoping for another strong year of fundraising in support of these worthy causes.”
Kookaburra Kids CEO, Pam Brown welcomed the announcement saying the organisation has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with Sydney Airport.
“Being a beneficiary of the Lost Property Auction will mean that our program will reach even more children in need. We believe all children who have a parent with a mental illness deserve to be supported, to be valued and to strive to reach their potential,” Ms Brown said.
The Sydney Airport Lost Property Auction for charity will be held from Tuesday, 11 October to Thursday, 20 October in unreserved lots starting from $1. A processing fee of 16.5 per cent is payable to Pickles in addition to the hammer price on all lots.
Media and the public will be invited to view the items on sale prior to the auction. The media viewing day will be held from 9am to 12pm on Friday, 7 October and the public viewing day will be held from 8am to 4.30pm on Monday, 10 October.
For more information and for a sneak peak at some auction categories visit www.pickles.com.au