Potato event raises more than $45K for children’s charity

Potato event raises more than $45K for children’s charity

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Potatoes SA's annual dinner raised more than $45,000 for the Little Heroes Foundation.

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POTATOES SA's annual dinner raised more than $45,000 for the Little Heroes Foundation on Friday night.

Elders SA stud stock manager, Tony Wetherall, auctioned off a box of new-season baby potatoes, with the winning bid of $13,000 coming from Thomas Foods International Fresh Produce chief executive officer, Rod Knight, which was a new record for the auction.

But it did not end there.

Zerella Fresh general manager, Paul White, approached the stage and spoke passionately about a young girl who was supported by the Little Heroes Foundation and passed away recently.

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Mr White matched TFI’s bid, along with the Mitolo Group, leading an astounding $39,000 to be raised.

In addition to the box of baby potatoes, two iron sculptures of a dog and a pear were auctioned off providing an additional $6000 for the foundation.

Another fundraiser was lucky square draws on the tables, with the prizes the table’s iron sculpture apple and pear centrepieces.

This all led to more than $45,000 being raised for the Little Heroes Foundation.

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