Around 50 lots to go under the hammer in charity auction

Around 50 individual lots are set to go under the hammer in a charity auction in aid of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland.

The event – which is being organised in conjunction with ‘The Grass Gals’ and Cashel Mart – will kick off at 2:00pm tomorrow (Saturday, February 10) in Cashel Mart, Co. Tipperary.

A range of lots will be on offer, including: a Hereford bullock; a Highland bullock; a pedigree Friesian heifer; bales of straw and silage; animal feed; AI straws; gates; veterinary medicines; and much more.

Those at the auction will also battle it out for a signed Ireland rugby jersey; with the bidding already having reached €1,000.

Bidding for the signed Ireland rugby jersey has already reached €1,000

This event is being organised in the aftermath of ‘The Grass Gals’ community silage event – which took place last year at Mount Melleray Abbey farm, Co. Waterford; over €14,000 was raised as a result of those fundraising efforts.

Alison De Vere Hunt, a member of the team organising the charity auction and manager of Cashel Mart, outlined to AgriLand that the lots will be sold by local auctioneers.

After the Grass Gals silage event, we decided we weren’t finished fundraising and we said we would give one final push.

Some of the organisers will also make an appearance on The Ray D’Arcy Show on RTE One tomorrow night – alongside one of the bullocks that will be auctioned off at the event.

Anyone wishing to make a donation to the auction is asked to call John O’Brien on: 087-2542596, or Alison on: 087-6452950. Alternatively, Cashel Mart can be contacted by calling: 062-62500.

It is understood that the organisers will make an announcement on how much is raised from the charity auction in the coming days.