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MentorMe Auction raises over $30,000 with donations still coming in

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Hundreds of children and families living in extreme poverty will receive a huge boost, after an impressive line-up of Australian business leaders donated their time and expertise to ChildFund Australia’s inaugural MentorMe Auction.

The MentorMe Auction took place online with bidders competing to win an exclusive mentoring session with one of 10 high-profile Australian business leaders.

Over $30,000 was raised by the MentorMe Auction, with donations still coming in.

Carnival Australia executive chairman Ann Sherry AO took out the highest bid, with Pacific Magazine’s Jackie Frank and Leo Burnett’s Todd Sampson close behind.

Janet Cameron, partnerships manager at ChildFund Australia, said “The winning bidders have all been contacted and are incredibly excited to meet their mentors! The bidding was very close, with a flurry of activity down to the final seconds.

“We are also very thankful to the mentors who have agreed to do a runner-up session with second-place bidders, effectively doubling their impact on the lives of children and families in some of the world’s poorest communities.”

ChildFund Australia CEO Nigel Spence said the organisation is very pleased with the results of this inaugural MentorMe Auction.

“This was a new initiative for ChildFund Australia at a time when innovation is key to our success,” he said.

“Not only will the funds raised have an immediate impact on children and families living in extreme poverty, but increasing our connection with the business community here in Australia will help us develop some exciting new initiatives into the future,” said Spence.

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