Business lunch a force for good

RICHARD MEADOWS
Last updated 14:08 05/06/2014
Trelise Cooper
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LEADING THE FIELD: In the final days of the charity auction, Dame Trelise Cooper has raised $1020 with 123 bid.

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Designer Dame Trelise Cooper is leading a race to raise funds for Sri Lankan families in extreme poverty.

Twelve New Zealand business leaders have put themselves under the hammer, offering a one-on-one business lunch to the highest bidder.

In the final days of the charity auction, Cooper has raised $1020 with 123 bids on Trade Me, followed by Sky TV founder Craig Heatley on $1000.

Moa chief executive and 42 Below founder Geoff Ross is in third place with $955 and is adding goodies to the package to entice bidders.

The winner of Ross' auction will also spend an afternoon working alongside him at Moa, a tasting of the range and a food-matching course, along with some beer for the fridge.

Organiser ChildFund is encouraging bidders to put forward bonuses they would like to see added to the auctions, such as an internship or a group leadership session.

The auctions close tomorrow afternoon.

ChildFund will use the cash raised to provide micro-loans and business mentoring to struggling Sri Lankan families.

Loans are allocated by local panels for the likes of livestock, food-growing supplies, sewing machines and tools.

The Government's New Zealand Aid Programme will match the funds raised three times over.

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