‘Found it at Vinnies’ - Yass Vinnies auctions off precious items for those in need.

This Saturday Vinnies will be hosting a live auction involving treasures found at stores, with all proceeds going to support people doing it tough this Christmas.

Some of the items up for auction include Vintage Star Wars Lego, jewellery, antique furniture, indigenous art, vintage clothing, a pink retro musical car and more.

After a traditional Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony, Mayoress Rowena Abbey will open the event, with Auctioneer Steve Scroope ready to knock the gavel.

‘Not only is it an important event for the local community as they demonstrate strength in a time of need, but it is also a great opportunity for Canberrans to experience the spirit and community Yass has,’ said Lindsay Rae, Director of Centres for Vinnies Canberra/Goulburn.

‘The day will be full of friendly faces, enviable items and a sausage sizzle provided by the local Lions club. What more could you want for a Saturday?’ said Lindsay.

Participants can register as a pre-bidder by visiting the Vinnies Yass location, calling the shop on 6234 7451 or upon arrival on the day. Both cash and EFTPOS will be available on the day.

The Vinnies Yass auction will be a COVID-safe event, with a dedicated marshal to ensure that protocol is being followed.

The St Vincent de Paul Society has faced challenges to their operations this year. Beginning with helping those affected by the bushfires to changing services and delivery methods to ensure companions were looked after during COVID-19.

With the relaxing of restrictions and heading into the festive season, Vinnies wants to ensure that everyone feels loved and supported.

“Christmas already puts pressure on families that are experiencing difficulties. Besides the normal stressors of bills, food, rent payments and more, there are the added difficulties of paying for a Christmas meal and presents to celebrate with some normalcy,” said John Feint, President of the St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn.

This festive period, Vinnies will need to provide more food and financial support than ever before. Vinnies in Yass knows that people are in need and are rallying the local community to help those needing a ‘hand-up’.

What: Found it at Vinnies Auction
When: Saturday 12th December 10.30am
Where: Mt Carmel Quadrangle

The order of events is as follows:
9.30-10.30 am: Preview of Items at the School
10.30 am: Auction commences

10 December 2020