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Our Massive Money-Can’t-Buy Charity Auction Is Now Running And Ready For Your Bids

By Ben Tyers - 04 Oct 2018


Last week we announced that we’re running a money-can’t-buy charity auction—all in aid of raising funds for Unleashed Women.

If you’re not familiar, Unleashed Women is an initiative from the team at The Hunger Project, aimed at empowering women in rural and remote regions of Africa, India and Bangladesh to start businesses, grow their ideas and support their families. Ultimately, the goal is to end poverty, which is something we can all get behind.  

Well, the good news is that the auction is now live—and there’s a ton of great stuff you can get your hands on.

> See the full list of auction items here.

Set your alarms for 1:30pm on Tuesday 9 October so you can get that important last bid in, here’s what is up for grabs:

  • An African feast for 8 people at CBD sensation pōlepōle. Taking place inside an enormous glamping tent, the pōlepōle team will cook up a special banquet featuring smoked meats, and vegetables, all matched with African beers.
    Place your bid here
  • A double pass to a Starward masterclass. An in-depth tour and guided tasting with the lucky winner taking home a 200ml bottle of cask strength whisky poured straight from the barrel to take home with them.
    Place your bid here.
  • Ever wanted to have your own burger named after you? Well, thanks to @Burgerlove you’ll get a “burger and bevvie” dinner for 10 which includes a masterclass with their head #Burgerologist. The burger created on the night will be placed on the store menu as a special for a month.
    Place your bid here.
  • A VIP experience for you and 3 mates at new Melbourne hot spot B.Lucky & Sons. Kicking off with a drink on arrival, you’ll have your run of B.Lucky’s games for 2-hours, feast on their outlandish stone-baked pizza, and quench your thirst with their specialty cocktails.
    Place your bid here.
  • Mornington Peninsula distillery Bass & Flinders are giving you the chance to create your own gin. You’ll get 2 tickets to a Bass & Flinders gin masterclass—which usually book out months in advance—where you’ll work with their in-house mixologist to blend up your own bespoke gin and bottle it in a 500ml bottle to take home with you. As well as the masterclass you’ll also get a chance to pick the brain of Bass & Flinders’ mixologist to learn about cocktails, and also create your own cocktail based on the unique botanical blend of your very own gin.
    Place your bid here.
  • Inner-city escape room Trapt is giving you the opportunity to get trapped with up to 4 of your mates. You'll even get complimentary cocktails upon your arrival.
    Place your bid here.
  • In need of a trip away? Virgin Australia is offering up 2 x economy return trips on any of their routes around Australia, and New Zealand. Choose from destinations such as Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown, or chase the sun and head to Brisbane, or the Gold Coast.
    Place your bid here.
  • Coffee fiends, pay attention. Lavazza is offering up their Jolie Plus coffee machine in red along with a milk frother, and they'll throw in a heap of coffee pods for you as well. Keep caffeinated.
    Place your bid here.
  • Fitzroy tri-level eatery Ichi Ni Nana are looking to serve you up on of their signature sushi platter experiences. You can expect enough sushi for 4 people, but if you're game, you could try and have a crack at it all yourself.
    Place your bid here.

The auctions are open right now, and will run until 1.30pm on October 9.

Image credit: Noah Buschner

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