With the generous support of Kailis Bros Leederville, MyattsField Vineyards and Manjimup Truffles, Muscular Dystrophy WA launched the 2017 Truffle season with a bang.
The 4th Annual Truffles for Muscles Charity Auction welcomed spirited bidding on the freshest and largest new-season offerings from Manjimup Truffles, paired with amazing dining experiences.
The 100-strong VIP crowd were treated to a delectable truffle croquet monsieur put together by the Event Ambassador Chef, Russell Blaikie of Must Wine Bar (High Gate). They dined on delicious Kailis Bros seafood, while sipping on fine wines and bubbly from MyattsField Vineyard’s.
The auction highlights included MyattsField Vineyard’s famous Row 38, which sold under the hammer of auctioneer Tiny Holly for $17,000. The winning bidder now owns a row of grapes and all that they produce for 12 months. They will get to play vigneron for a year, with the handsome reward of approximately 15 cases of Mourvedre red wine at the end of the year.
New to the event in 2017 was artist in residence, ‘Shakey Jakey’ aka Jacob Butler who painted an iconic Manjimup Truffle Scene featuring WA’s Truffle King himself, Al Blakers of Manjimup Truffles. Not only did Mr Blakers donated 1.5kg of the freshest Manjimup Black Truffle for the night, he also outbid a room of bidders to take home his oil painting. The 520gm ‘Truffle Grande’ centre-piece was sold for $5,000.
In a tough economic climate, what was truly heart-warming was to see 27 individuals pledge $1000 straight to the heart of the Muscular Dystrophy Community by sending a child to camp. This is so much more than just a camp for the children. The barriers that may exist during a typical school camp are eliminated as all activities are accessible and they have the opportunity to engage with other young people who truly understand what they are going through.
As with all of Muscular Dystrophy WA’s events, funds raised will help achieve their mission of enriching the lives of Western Australians living with muscular dystrophy and neuromuscular conditions.
The event raised well in-excess of $100,000.
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