With the recent rains creating favourable conditions, there was a notable spring in the steps of the many farmers & their partners that attended the Elders Murray Bridge Beyond Blue auction dinner. With 150 attendees Elders hosted this event on the evening of Friday 21st June at The Rydges Pit Lane Hotel, The Bend Motorsport Park Tailem Bend.
Elders staff & guests travelled from all over the Mallee & Hills to enjoy an outstanding meal and the odd beverage to loosen the wallets for an excellent auction that was to follow.
MC John “Robbo” Robinson welcomed all and introduced local member for Hammond Adrian Pederick, who gave a short brief on local happenings in the region.
Elders Stud Stock guru Tom Penna kicked off the auction with wit & gusto, tag teaming with Robbo to keep the enthusiastic crowd engaged. Guests competed for the many donated items up for grabs, while Elders staff were out in numbers spotting bids & encouraging the crowd to dig deep.
Robran Cock, Guest Speaker from Beyond Blue spoke of his time battling & conquering the “Black Dog” giving an insight into his struggle, reinforcing that anyone can suffer from this insidious disease at any time.
Elders are extremely grateful for the support of both local & state-wide businesses that donated good & services for this most worthy cause. Elders also wish to thank all that attended for opening their wallets & making the night a huge success. Raising over $16,500.00 for Beyond Blue, exceeding the team’s target of $10,000.00.
Elders Murray Bridge Branch Manager Brett Inkley who set the challenge for the branch and commends his whole team for their efforts, especially Sales Support Officer Stephanie Ziersch & Branch Operations Manager Helen Lloyd for their many hours spent co-ordinating the event which resulted in a fantastic night enjoyed by all.
ProAgni supported the night with donation of a parcel of Animal nutrition formulations including, Protect S Pellet and ProGreen Powdered Lick.