Bridge Housing’s Farewell to Redfern staff auction last week of furniture, delicious homemade food and services delivered by staff has raised $1,580 for White Ribbon Australia.

The fun online auction enabled us to sell to staff the furniture and equipment surplus to our needs when we move to the new Bridge Housing office in Haymarket on 3 December. Learn more.

The best-selling food items were Housing Manager Sage Lukacs’ beautiful food gift box (donated by Platter Co by Shannon) which raised $61, and Sustainable Communities Manager Sarah Kingsbeer’s homemade marshmallows, which went for $55. The boardroom and meeting room TVs, a fridge-freezer and a data projector all raised more than $50. Development Director Chris Dib’s home delivery service for auction items also raised $50.

The auction results were announced at a staff drinks event (attended by gold coin donation) last Friday at which CEO John Nicolades spoke about the importance of respecting women and of calling out behaviours that can lead to violence against women. 

Bridge Housing is a strong supporter of White Ribbon and its quest to end men’s violence against women. In 2017 we gained White Ribbon workplace accreditation as an employer with zero tolerance for violence against women in our workplace and community.

Photo: The Bridge Housing's Violence Against Women Working Group