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Trukai Fun Run auction breaks 50,000 T-Shirt barrier

Trukai Industries has expressed a heartfelt thank you to corporate and government organisations, alongside valued partners, who made the 2017 Trukai Fun Run T-Shirt auctions in Lae and Port Moresby a smashing success.

On Wednesday in Lae, 25 bidders snapped up a staggering 21,405 T-Shirts between them, which will lend financial support to over 80 schools in the area.

An impressive K217,550 was raised on the night.

The following night in Port Moresby saw the bar raised again, with 23 passionate bidders buying 31,200 T-Shirts and raising K316,600 to help over 100 local schools.

A total of K534,150 was raised over the two events with 52,605 T-Shirts sold at auction alone – a great head start in pursuit of 2016 Fun Run T-Shirt sales totalling 81,000.

The 2017 Trukai Fun Run committee hope to sell 100,000 T-Shirts this year and based on the support of the business community, public sector and other supportive bidders this year, passing that mark looks like a sure bet.

Funds raised will help the Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee (PNGOC) send Team PNG athletes to compete at three major international events in 2017 while also lending financial support to local schools to earn additional income through the selling of donated T-Shirts to fund important school projects and equipment.

A number of local businesses in Lae and Port Moresby covered themselves in Auction glory, with Ramu Agri Industries (bidding for 8 schools in Lae and also purchasing a last minute 4005 T-Shirts for local schools in the Ramu area, buying a total of 6,405 T-Shirts to raise K64,050) and finish as top bidder in Lae.

In Port Moresby, Paradise Foods and Beverages, under their brands Tru Tru Wara and Em Nau secured both 1st and 5thplacements respectively. A total of 9 schools were bidded for under Tru Tru Wara, with 4400 T-Shirts purchased and K44,000 raised.

Traisa (9/2500/K25,000), Seeto Kui Lae (5/1300/K13,000) and Papindo (3/1300/K13,000) were other generous performers in Lae, while IBS (18/3600/K36k), SVS (6/2900) K29k), Kina Bank (4/2100/K21k), Em Nau, Paradise Foods & Beverages (8/2000/K20k) made memorable contributions in Port Moresby.

Trukai’s National Marketing Manager Maybellyn Fernandes was glowing in her praise of those who attended the auctions.
“We would like to sincerely thank the private, corporate and government organisations that attended the auction, especially those that bid,” she said.

“We beat last year’s auction results even under the tough economic times and the support of our guests was overwhelming. We cannot thank them enough.

“A special thank you to support sponsors IBS and Air Niugini, and to the Lae Yacht Club and Royal Papua New Guinea Yacht Club for providing their venues free of charge in support of this annual event.”

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