A very special wool bale donated to a great cause

Michael and Cathy Blake from Ballyglunin park with the donated charity bale

A very colourful and specially decorated wool bale was auctioned for charity this week, with all proceeds donated to the Michael Manion foundation.

Michael and Cathy Blake from Ballyglunin Park near Hamilton Victoria, very generously donated a bale of fine merino fleece which had been carefully decorated by their grandchildren, Lachie, Jasmine, Edward and Lucinda.

“We had to post the wool pack across to Perth and then Adelaide so all four grandchildren could decorate it. They had an absolute ball drawing on the wool bale in their favourite colours and became even more enthusiastic once they found out what it was for.” said Cathy and Michael.

The charity bale was auctioned by Fox & Lillie Rural, receiving strong bidding competition in the sale room. The bale was finally sold to New England Wool, purchased on behalf of Italian Spinner Successori Reda Spa.

Michael Blake from Ballyglunin Park with Michael Manion’s Chairman, Ken Stock and New England Wool buyer Andrew Raeber.

Eamon Timms, Fox & Lillie Rural’s brokerage manager thanked New England Wool for their support on the cause. “The Michael Manion foundation is a wonderful charity because its primary purpose is to support children in country areas for families in need and we believe it’s such an important charity to support.”

Established in 2015 in memory of wool industry identity Michael Manion, the foundation is a reach-out support service for rural families and children and has significantly helped some children and families in need over the years.

Michael Manion Foundation: https://mmwif.com.au/ 

Michael and Cathy Blake and Fox & Lillie Rural Marketing Representative Bruno De Mattia
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