Now Live: Online Auction for Bushfire Relief

Many thanks to all members of MRBTA and MRWA who responded to last week’s call for contributions to the Margaret River Region Online Auction for Bushfire Relief.

There has been an incredible response from local businesses, who have donated over 50 auction lots to the auction. Luxurious stays, helicopter rides, private vineyard and winery tours and sumptuous vintage wine and meals are just some of the auction prizes available to bid on.

Bidding is now open, with the auction running until 7th February.

Funds raised will be split between the Australian Red Cross Bushfire Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund and regional causes recommended by Wine Australia and the Australian Grape & Wine.

Please support the auction by:

  • Sharing a link to the auction at http://bit.ly/margaret-river-auction via your consumer channels. Sample social media posts are available below.
  • Visit the auction to bid for fantastic experiences!

Sample Social Media Posts

Sample 1: For all businesses

When our friends need a hand, we’re there to help.

Our thoughts are with all those who have lost their homes and livelihoods in recent bushfires in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland. Our friends over east need our help, so we’ve banded together to create the Margaret River Region Fire Relief Auction. Bidding is now open.

You can bid on holidays, wine and amazing experiences, and all funds go directly to helping communities get back on their feet.

Auction prizes donated by local businesses include;

  • [helicopter emoji] a helicopter wine tour
  • [star emoji] ocean view accommodation at Hamelin Bay Holiday Park
  • [wine emoji] a vertical 12 bottle collection of Leeuwin Art Series Chardonnay
  • [cutlery emoji] a Voyager Estate Stay, Wine, Dine experience
  • [grape emoji] a personal vineyard tour and tasting with winemaker Cath Oates
  • [walk emoji] two nights at Wyadup Brook Cottages with a picnic lunch and Cape to Cape Track transfers

The generosity from people around the globe helping in the fire relief has been incredible, and we encourage everyone to place a bid in this auction.

Instagram: Place your bid at http://bit.ly/margaret-river-auction – link in bio – and please share this with your friends [pray emoji]

Facebook: Place your bid at http://bit.ly/margaret-river-auction and please share this with your friends [pray emoji] [camera emoji] @from.miles.away OR @timcampbellphoto depending on image

 

Sample 2: For Local Businesses who have donated prizes

When our friends need a hand, we’re there to help. We’re proud to be part of the Margaret River Region Fire Relief Auction, raising funds for communities impacted by recent bushfires in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland.

We’ve donated [insert prize] and we’d be grateful if you placed a bid.

You can bid on holidays, wine and amazing experiences, and all funds go directly to helping communities get back on their feet.

Auction prizes include;

  • [helicopter emoji] a helicopter wine tour
  • [star emoji] ocean view accommodation at Hamelin Bay Holiday Park
  • [wine emoji] a vertical 12 bottle collection of Leeuwin Art Series Chardonnay
  • [cutlery emoji] a Voyager Estate Stay, Wine, Dine experience
  • [grape emoji] a personal vineyard tour and tasting with winemaker Cath Oates
  • [walk emoji] two nights at Wyadup Brook Cottages with a picnic lunch and Cape to Cape Track transfers

Instagram: Place your bid at http://bit.ly/margaret-river-auction – link in bio – and please encourage friends to do the same!

Facebook: Place your bid at http://bit.ly/margaret-river-auction and please encourage friends to do the same!

Suggested images for download (please credit appropriately): https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9uscq3tje4vjga8/AABK_4BAsX_2vnmZKoNPy1xDa?dl=0 

Wine image – A priceless lot of 6 Jimmy Watson Trophy winning wines –  https://gallery.mailchimp.com/46971d40bec8d99276972de9c/_compresseds/12ff00bc-f18f-44d6-831e-735e386e27ea.jpg

Further images supplied by members: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wfnwptaqei8wmtz/AAAusb0YylKAECwL_gLPv5PEa?dl=0

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