Twilight movie experience auction raises $1600 for hospital
AN auction offering a gold room experience to watch the last Twilight movie instalment has raised $1600 for Gladstone Hospital.
Crystal Rice had the winning bid in the auction run by the Gladstone Classifieds Facebook page.
The winner has since been giving away some seats to people who like her Safety Made Simple Facebook page.
The prize, which includes 30 seats for the November screening of Breaking Dawn: Part 2, drinks, popcorn and Twilight merchandise including a key ring, torch, wristband and lanyard, is valued at more than $1700.
The auction closed yesterday.
EARLIER: Bids have reached $1500 in an auction to win a gold room experience to watch the last Twilight move instalment at Gladstone Cinemas.
Run by the Gladstone Classifieds Facebook group, the online auction is raising funds for Gladstone hospital.
Co-organiser Deborah Campbell said the group was pleased with how the auction was going so far.
"If it keeps this momentum going we should have a good outcome," she said.
"Although anything can happen, and sometimes the auctions go dormant until the very last minutes, so it should be interesting to watch."
Jackie Wise currenlty holds the winning bid. She bid $1500 on Friday morning.
The auction will continue until Wednesday.
EARLIER: With tickets already selling fast for the final Twilight movie instalment, some keen fans are looking to watch the hot flick in style.
The Gladstone Classifieds Facebook page is auctioning off the opportunity for fans to watch the movie in Gladstone Cinemas' gold room on opening night with 30 friends, and bids already have reached $1100.
The auction began at 10am today, and offers 30 seats for the November screening of Breaking Dawn: Part 2, drinks, popcorn and Twilight merchandise including a key ring, torch, wristband and lanyard.
The Gladstone Classifieds group has skyrocketed in popularity and now that the group has reached over 10,000 members, they want to give back to the community with the 10k for 10k, an initiative aimed at raising $10,000 for Gladstone Hospital.
Group administrator Barbara Sawtell said it was about keeping it local and doing something, instead of "whinging about what's wrong".
Four other administrators volunteer their time along with Barbara to monitor the site - Brandie Carter, Deborah Campbell, Jacy Murdoch and Suzanne Faucett.
They have organised more than 20 local businesses to contribute goods for different auctions.
"The biggest one at the moment is the gold room prize," Ms Sawtell said.
The Twilight auction runs until October 31.