Ray White Pomona Hinterland agent Sam Hargrave purchased a precious roll of toilet paper for $1610 yesterday.
But she wasn’t down in the dumps over the expensive purchase – it was part of a competitive charity auction battle at the Howard Smith Wharves, with proceeds going to Beyond the Bricks.
As part of Ray White’s national real estate conference, Unite 2020, the highly sought-after roll of triple-ply became lot number four during the Queensland session’s charity auction.
Ray White Queensland Chief Auctioneer Mitch Peereboom said the single roll was hotly contested throughout the auction with bidding opening at $100 and going all the way to the winning $1610.
Ms Hargrave said she knew she would pay whatever was needed to secure the coveted toiletry item in an effort to support those affected by the recent bushfires.
“I’d rather help than be helped which is something my father always said and it’s not about what we bought but the money going to a good cause,” Ms Hargrave said.
“Australia has been absolutely devastated by bushfires and I feel privileged to be able to do my part.”
All proceeds from the charity auction will go to the real estate industry bushfire relief initiative Beyond the Bricks which has so far raised more than $1.2 million to go to those in need.
Also included in the charity auction was a Ray White Concierge package, corporate team car wash and one night’s accommodation at the W Brisbane Hotel which altogether raised just under $6000.