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Rockin Relief auction raises $40K for the RSPCA Victorian Bushfire Appeal

After three weeks of intense bidding, Rockin' Relief for the RSPCA Victorian Bushfire Appeal - an initiative of The Frontier Touring Company and bwired in conjunction with the RSPCA Victoria - has ended, with close to $40,000 raised.
Rare money can't buy items, tickets and memorabilia were hotly contested - all were snapped up by avid fans.  An autographed Gibson guitar, signed by the majority of bands who performed at Sound Relief Melbourne went for a cool $3000, while a Billy Joel autographed harmonica sold for $1230.  In total 99 auction items raised $39,661 (for a full list of items and their winning bids check out
All of the money raised will go to the RSPCA Victoria's bush fire recovery fund, providing ongoing financial assistance for:
·         Vet Expenses
·         Animal Purchases
·         Animal Equipment and Shelter
·         Livestock Feed
·         Wildlife Carers
·         Special Assistance

Michael Gudinski from The Frontier Touring Company said; "I'm very pleased with the end result for Rockin' Relief.  It's great to know that the money raised will be going to such a worthwhile cause.  It was wonderful to see so many people bidding such generous amounts. The only downside to the whole auction is that I was bidding on a couple of items and was outbid!"

On behalf of the animals - great and small - who will benefit from the proceeds of Rockin' Relief, the organisers thank the artists, managements, and companies who donated items for the Rockin' Relief auction.  

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