MORE than 1000 people attended the Telethon Home auction in Jindalee last weekend, helped by vintage car and motorbike owners from across Perth.
When plans for a vintage vehicle display fell through, organisers of the October 16 event used social media to appeal for help and were overwhelmed by the response.
“A week out from the auction, our vintage vehicle display fell through,” Satterley Property Group’s community development co-ordinator Lyndsey Stoney said.
“It was advertised as one of the main attractions for the Telethon Home auction and without the car display, the massive oval would be relatively empty.
“We put out a cry for help on Facebook to see if we could get some car owners to come along.
“We were overwhelmed with the amount of calls, texts and emails we received.
“The Perth community really came together to help us with the event and on the day, we were delighted to have 40 vintage vehicles and 12 motorbikes on display.
“The vehicles were a huge drawcard and the display was thoroughly enjoyed by auction-goers.”
The home by In-Vogue sold for $750,000, which contributed to more than $26.29 million raised during this year’s Telethon.