Pip Nielsen Realty, Ray White Burnside has always had an association in support of the Cholmondeley Children’s Home in Governors Bay Christchurch, however recently that support was taken to a new level with the arranging of a highly successful charity auction. The auction was held on a Friday evening at the Russley Golf Club and was attended by in excess of 90 bidders all competing for some exciting items. All of the staff approached clients and business contacts who generously donated a wide selection of items to be auctioned or raffled. Auctioneer Craig Prier was kept on his toes taking bids for such items as hot laps in a Porsche, a pamper package in Christchurch for a day with luxury accommodation an added bonus for the evening, and a thrills weekend including accommodation in Hanmer. Other highly prized items included golf packages, original art, an Apple iPod and some great wine. The event proved to be a great team building exercise and an opportunity to meet with past and potential clients. The staff were thrilled to raise in excess of $8,000 which we are sure will be put to good use helping children and parents in Canterbury through Cholmondeley.