ONE OF THE organisers of the Lockyer Valley Mega Auction, Jason Cook shows off the 2010 State of Origin jersey that sold for more than $2000.
ONE OF THE organisers of the Lockyer Valley Mega Auction, Jason Cook shows off the 2010 State of Origin jersey that sold for more than $2000.

Mega Auction gains local interest

THE Lockyer Valley's Mega Charity Auction drew a crowd intent on spending up a storm on Saturday, with funds raised reaching close to $37,000.

Event organiser, Jason Cook, said all the money raised from the day was for the Valley.

“All the funds from this goes to the local council co-ordinated fund and will be distributed to people in need within 21 days,” he said.

“The money will only be spent on Lockyer Valley businesses, from Withcott through to Laidley.

“The good thing about this money is it will be distributed to local people via local businesses.

“The money has to be spent in the Valley and nowhere else.”

Mr Cook said businesses that donated should be congratulated.

“A lot of our local businesses donated vouchers and we know they were already struggling,” he said.

“That's why we wanted to put something back to them with the money spent locally.

“They have had their hands in their pockets already and they were still willing to help.”

Mr Cook thanked all those that had donated the variety of items.

“One of the items we left until last was the signed 2010 State of Origin jersey that went for $2100 to Cahill Park.”


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