The Aspect team gathered Friday afternoon for a different kind of happy hour – a charity auction benefiting breast cancer research here in Australia. With 1 in 8 women being diagnosed with the disease in her lifetime, this is a cause that’s close to our hearts.
The event was organised by Aspect’s CSR team as a way to get involved in October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Though we were a few days into November, spirits were high with over a dozen items and experiences up for bidding.
The guidelines were simple – nothing could be purchased specifically for the auction and any ‘services’ had to be for something that employees don’t do for work. The Aspect team got creative: from being a personal barista for a month to giving golf lessons in Albert Park to creating a sweet treats tour of Melbourne, there were some terrific items up for grabs.
With Managing Director Matt Sampson playing the part of auctioneer, the fun began. The bidding was intense, particularly for the two mystery boxes up for grabs, but nearly everyone walked away a winner. Between bids and drinks purchased, the Aspect team raised $1,689 for breast cancer research in just two hours! We’re thrilled to be able to make a difference, and look forward to the auction becoming an annual event!