One of Brisbane’s leading property auctioneers Haesley Cush and Ray White New Farm Principal Matt Lancashire went “back to school” on Sunday when they dropped into New Farm’s Holy Spirit School to fire up the fundraising for the Spring Fair’s Live Auction on Sunday 16 September.

This year, while the children were enjoying rides, showbags, and fairyfloss, the adults tried to outbid each other to win an array of locally donated items including the Ray White New Farm free advertising and zero commission package, which went under the hammer and was sold to an undisclosed buyer for $89,500.

Holy Spirit School Principal Kim Davis said the live auction whilst always a highlight of the Spring Fair, brought staggering results raising funds to improve the school’s resources and educational outcomes. “The Spring Fair is one of Holy Spirit’s main fundraising activities, and this year we have raised enough funds to install shade sails in our outdoor play area as well as purchase new Science, Maths and engineering resources to support our students’ learning in robotics and technology,” she said. “It was important to recognise the community’s role played in shaping and progressing our school and to acknowledge the many businesses who sponsored this year’s Spring Fair.”

Matt Lancashire added that Ray White New Farm was pleased to support Holy Spirit School. “The New Farm community is particularly special to me, and I feel privileged to support Holy Spirit School in such an exciting way,” he said. “We donated an auction prize comprising free advertising and zero commission on any property sale within the next 18 months.”

Haesley also added the students showed a lot of promise as future auctioneers. “Going back to school was great fun,” said Haesley. “We ran an auctioneering workshop with the Holy Spirit School students recently where I shared some of my favourite tongue-twisting tricks of the trade,” he said. “I’d better watch out though – some of them might be out for my job in a few years.”

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