Win a prize at Upper Room Cent Auction

Win a prize at Upper Room Cent Auction

Upper Room Crisis Care Centre at 10-14 Estramina Road in Regents Park is hosting a cent auction on Saturday, November 13.

Upper Room Crisis Care Centre coordinator Cathy Bunn said anyone was invited to attend the cent auction, and it was a great place for families to have fun, make new friends and take home prizes.

The admission cost of $5 includes a light lunch, five free tickets, and a lucky door ticket.

“We have sandwiches, donations of muffins from Muffin Break, sausage rolls, party pies, tea, coffee and soft drinks all included in your $5,” Mrs Bunn said.

Approximately 120-150 prizes displayed across three tables would be available to be won, with books of 20 tickets for sale for just $5.

Participants can put their tickets all on one table or split them up across all three tables, and prizes will be drawn around 1:15pm.

Every month, Upper Room Crisis Care Centre alternates between hosting garage sales and cent auctions to fundraise for their charity work. 

The not-for-profit charity organisation is also in desperate search of a new storage premises for their charitable items.

Mrs Bunn said the Upper Room Crisis Care Centre was in need of a place about the size of a double garage on commercial, community, or private property in Regents Park or surrounding suburbs to continue their important work in the community.

Mrs Bunn said they had several break-ins over the years at their current location on Estramina Road in Regents Park.

“Nearly all our windows have been broken and we’d just cover them up with sheets of aluminum,” she said.

Mrs Bunn was recently informed that the property was going to be turned into a residential property, and Upper Room Crisis Care Centre was given until the end of January 2022 to leave the premises.

“It’s very difficult finding accommodation for our storage,” she said.

Ideally, they would like a location they can continue to meet in so they can continue to run garage sales, cent auctions and community meets, otherwise, they would lose the community their members relied on for social interaction.

“If somebody had storage in their shed and we had free access to it whenever we needed to go in, that would be okay,” she said.

Anyone with a possible solution for the Upper Room Crisis Care Centre is urged to contact Cathy Bunn on 0429 152 642.