Raising money to help all

Paul Metcalfe, Real Eyes Photography

Working towards rehabilitating both humans and animals was the focus of a recent charity auction for the High Hopes Haven project.

The auction fundraiser for High Hopes Haven Charitable Trust was a great success, and raised around $6000.

About 100 guests dressed to the nines for the evening, and High Hopes Haven Charitable Trust founder Heidi Moller says everyone was in high spirits despite the rainy evening.

“We all enjoyed the nibbles and drinks in the lovely atmosphere of No. 1 The Strand, with the soulful singing of Kate T prior to the auction.”

There were speeches from Melissa Hartley from Grange Spa, welcoming and thanking all attending and from Heidi, giving a short rundown of the Haven's goals and the history behind the vision.

“A lovely selection of items were donated for the auction, which were all well bid on and all items sold,” says Heidi. “The highest bid came in for Julie Greig painting ‘The Rescue Team', which went for $1500.”

After the auction a local DJ entertained those who had brought their dancing shoes, while others discussed ideas for the haven.

High Hopes Haven Rehabilitation and Educational Centre is a not-for-profit organisation where abused and abandoned animals can come for recovery and rehabilitation in a safe, secure and loving environment.

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