Have you ever lost anything at the airport? Perhaps you were rushing to board your flight and left your sunglasses at a café… or forgot to collect your tablet after the baggage scan…
You’ll never imagine the things that pile up at the airport’s Lost and Found… and never get claimed! Every year, the Sydney Airport hosts a Lost Property Auction, with thousands of items being auctioned off to raise funds for charities across the city. The Auction is currently running online until Friday 20 October 2017. It is managed by Pickles Auctions Australia, with PACK & SEND Liverpool as its main logistics provider.
With more than 42 million passengers travelling through Australia’s busiest airport each year, thousands of items end up uncollected in the Lost and Found. They include everyday items such as cameras, alcohol, jewellery and clothing, to unique gems like a remote controlled Ferrari, American oak wine barrel, and Russian talking doll!
The Auction has previously raised $600,000 for local charities. This year, Sydney Airport has partnered with the Sydney Community Foundation. The first $100,000 raised will form a grant for 107 Projects to help fund their Joynton Avenue Creative Centre in Green Square’s new community and cultural precinct. Additional funds will be distributed to other charities in the area.
PACK & SEND Liverpool is proud to be the official logistics provider for the Sydney Airport Lost Property Auction. They will be taking on the responsibility of packing auction items and sending them to the winning bidders. PACK & SEND is a local franchise business that aims to give back to the community and contribute to charities across Australia. To check out other community projects that PACK & SEND has been involved in, click here. To find out how PACK & SEND can provide logistics solutions for any situation, click here.