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Sydney Airport Lost Property Auction to help charities

Thursday, November 05, 2015 -

Sydney Airport“With 39 million passengers travelling through Sydney Airport each year, thousands of items are left behind at the airport,” Sydney Airport managing director and chief executive officer Kerrie Mather said.

“While every effort is made to reunite travellers with their items, those that remain unclaimed go towards our annual Lost Property Auction for charity.

“Some of the 5,000 weird and wonderful items on offer this year include a sleep apnoea machine, microwave, Chinese tea set, sewing machine, vintage telephone and musical instruments.

“We raised a record $154,000 for charity in 2014 and we’re hoping for another great year of fundraising.

“Following a competitive application process, we’re delighted that the four charities to receive proceeds from this year’s auction will be the Steve Waugh Foundation, Dymocks Children’s Charities, Stewart House and St Vincent de Paul Society.”

The auctions will be held from Tuesday, 10 November to Thursday, 19 November in unreserved lots, starting from $1. A processing fee of 16.5 per cent is payable to Pickles in addition to the hammer price on all lots.

Charities benefiting from the auction proceeds are calling on the public to bid on items to contribute towards their important initiatives.

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