Household items to go under the hammer

Family's generosity applauded

NEIL RATLEY
Last updated 13:00 26/07/2012
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William Todd 2011 partner Lisa Withington and Cancer Society office administrator Jan Wildey looking at some of the items which will be auctioned at a fundraising auction tomorrow.

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An Invercargill family’s generosity will go a long way to helping the Southland branch of the Cancer Society.

The family, who wish to remain anonymous, have put almost all the contents of an entire house up for auction on behalf of the society.

Cancer Society Invercargill office administrator Jan Wildey said the household goods were donated by the family as part of a deceased estate.

‘‘This is such a generous offer and the society is humbled to be chosen as a benefactor,’’ she said.

The society did not receive any government funding and relied on the community for support, Mrs Wildey said.

Funds raised by the Cancer Society would go towards making sure important services continued to be available to those people who needed them in the region, she said.

The services included support of care, health promotion, providing volunteers and supporting cancer research.

The goods will go under the hammer at William Todd and Co. at 1pm tomorrow.

Company partner Lisa Withington said the earlier start time was because there were so many items.

The auction house was also providing a free auctioneer for the society, she said.

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