Saturday, January 20, 2018

Motor toys up for grabs

sadviser August 10, 2011

PROUD PARTNERS… Pictured from left- Boats & More owners, Simon and Kate Ryan, Aussie Hotel General Manager, Ken Martin, Connect GV Marketing Manager, Kate Smith and Ken Muston Automotive Marketing Manager, Alana Lee. Photo: Alicia Zeqir.Charity auction date announced

By Nadia Surace
DISABILITY support service provider, Connect GV has confirmed dates for its charity auctions later this year set to see not only a house, but for all the motoring enthusiasts, a boat, car and jet ski auctioned to raise funds for the not-for-profit organisation as well.
Boats & More owners, Kate and Simon Ryan and Robin Knaggs will donate all profits from the sale of a Sea Doo jet ski and Sea Jay boat with Mercury motor and Dunbier trailer to the cause when auctioned at the Friday, November 18 Goods & Services Auction gala dinner at Aussie Hotel, Shepparton.
The car will be supplied by Ken Muston Automotive who will donate proceeds from the sale of a Jeep Grand Cherokee.
“We liased with our suppliers who were all very generous and gave us a great price so that Connect GV will gain as much as possible from the sale,” Mrs Ryan said.
“Connect GV is such a worthwhile cause. We encourage anyone else in the community to get on board and support this event where they can.”
Mrs Ryan’s sentiments were echoed by Ken Muston Automotive Marketing Manager, Alana Lee.
“Ken Muston has been a part of the local community for 30 years and it has always supported us,” Ms Lee said.
“Supplying the Jeep was a way that we thought we could give back.”
The ConnectGV/ JG King Charity House will be auctioned on Saturday October 29 three weeks prior to the gala event and open for inspection at 5 Windsor Avenue, Shepparton (The Boulevard Estate) during October.
“This is the first time in ConnectGV’s 57 year history that a fundraiser of this scale has been undertaken,” ConnectGV Chief Executive Officer, Bruce Giovanetti said. 
“All funds raised will go to the ConnectGV Foundation to be utilised to build independent living units for people with a disability.  These units will enable people to live independently with arrangements that are more appropriate to their individual needs.”
ConnectGV are welcoming further items for auction. To support fundraising efforts phone: 58 21 2466.