21 Nov 2016

Annual Charity Cherry Auction 2016

The Annual Market City Charity Cherry Auction was held on Friday 9th December and was very well attended with a record amount raised for the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation.

There was a good atmosphere created generating a competitive bidding vibe.

Donations on the day on behalf of Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation totaled $107,959.70 with  Sam Napoli taking out the last box of cherries with a record bid of $55,000 crowning him the 2016 Cherry King.  Since the Cherry Auction began in 1992 the Market Community has raised just over $1,017,000.

Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation Ambassadors, Alexey and Clare also presented Frank Galati from the Galati Group with a plaque and photo collage in recognition of their past contributions of over $150,000.

An amazing combined total of $ 50,200 was raised for the first boxes by the following bidders;

John Ale, Tony Ale                                           $2,000

Shane Patching, SJ Fresh                               $2,500

Ahmad Birkawi, Mirrabooka Fresh              $4,000

Sam Napoli, Balcatta Fresh                           $4,200

John Ale, Tony Ale                                           $20,000

Rodney Dullard, Key Produce                       $4,000

Basil Gotsis, Fresh Provisions                       $4,000

Jordan Brindle, Canning Bridge IGA           $3,200

Nav Bhandari, Ranford Fresh                       $2,300

Shawn Offer, Fresh Provisions                     $2,000

Jannet Patching, SJ Fresh                             $2,000

Sam Napoli, Napoli Mercato                         $55,000

In addition, John Ale paid $1500 for a framed and signed West Coast Eagles AFL jumper and Tina Smith from Smiths who paid $250 for a Strawberry painting.

We also acknowledge Toyota Materials Handling for running the sausage sizzle and raising $815 in donations, WB Pit Stop for providing coffees and collecting $194.70 in donations, Peter Holmes our auctioneer, Richard Bloomfield for assisting and the Perth Markets Limited staff for providing their ongoing support for the event.

Thank you to our generous Market City community for supporting our charity partner, Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation, and we look forward to continuing the tradition next year.