In its 24th year, the AKC Auction is being held at the Prince, St Kilda on October 18. Local legend’s Tex Perkins and Charlie Owen, hot off the Tex, Don and Charlie’s sold out Australian tour, will perform on the night.
The AKC Art Auction is the charities major fundraiser for the year with significant Australian artists including Todd Hunter, Luke Sciberras, Lewis Miller, David Bromley, Mark Schaller, Jenny Watson, Lisa Roet, Sally Smart, Roger Kemp and David Larwill, donating work for children in need. Bidders will be able to choose from over 60 pieces.
Larwill, who sadly passed away in 2011, founded the volunteer run charity in 1994. Since then AKC has raised and granted more than 1 million dollars to children experiencing hardship, Australia wide. In the last financial year, AKC helped more than 40 children, 10 group projects and funded $2,000 Scholarships for six students. The important work that Larwill began has continued under the direction of his widow Fiona Larwill.
“A bellweather of a society is the manner in which it treats and assists children in need. ”Daniel Crennan, QC (Chairperson AKC).
The 2017 AKC Auction, set to raise over 1 hundred thousand dollars will provide opportunities for children experiencing hardship.