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Get online to raise money for blind and impaired


Get online to raise money for blind and vision-impaired

The New Zealand public are urged to get their cash, credit cards and cheques ready when items are up for bid at the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind’s (RNZFB) first online charity auction. From the quirky and cheap to the expensive, elegant or down-right weird, this auction is one that you don’t have to get out of your pyjamas for.

New Zealand’s busiest and most successful online auction site, http://www.trademe.co.nz is the chosen host for the inaugural RNZFB Online auction that kicked off on Sunday 20 June.

Guide dogs naming rights, vouchers from Kelly Tarlton’s Arctic Encounter and Underwater World, a complete website design package, 2000 pens, a luxury bed and breakfast excursion in France and a t-shirt for your dog are but a small selection of what’s on offer.

Joe Walker, RNZFB National Events Manager says using www.trademe.co.nz to host the charity auction means that a larger number of the public will be able to get involved.

Mr Walker says www.trademe.co.nz currently attracts more than 90,000 visitors a day.

“Holding the charity auction online allows us to raise funds, and is also an excellent opportunity to raise awareness about the RNZFB and the difference our organisation makes to the life of a blind or vision-impaired person.”

All auction items have been generously donated by individuals and businesses throughout New Zealand.

Money raised from the RNZFB Online auction will be donated to the RNZFB so that it may continue to provide essential, specialised services for blind and vision-impaired New Zealanders.

See www.trademe.co.nz to start bidding! Auction closes on Wednesday 30 June.


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