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The online auction of an attractive, framed, coffee sack-turned-artwork is underway in another local fundraiser for the Christchurch earthquake appeal.

Red Cherry coffee sack artwork
Have I a bid? Red Cherry owner Jody Joblin (right) and staff member Ali Ritchie with the framed coffee sack.

The charity auction, which is being run on Trade Me, is the latest fundraising initiative by local cafe Red Cherry, which has also donated $800 so far to the appeal from the sale of (unframed) hessian coffee sacks.

Red Cherry has been helped to create the coffee sack artwork by a number of Waikato companies, and a Christchurch molding business whose premises were destroyed in the earthquake.

The ‘Espresso’ coffee sack was provided by coffee roaster, Rocket Coffee, Hamilton, and originally came from Ipanema Coffees in Brazil. It was framed at below cost by The Framing Workshop in Silverdale, Hamilton, with a frame mold from earthquake victim, Avon Picture Moulding, of Christchurch.

Red Cherry cafe owner Jody Joblin says it has been heartening to see the nation coming together to support people in this time of need.

“Please bid in the auction for a unique and beautiful memory of your generous donation,” she urges. Click here to go to the auction on TradeMe.

Red Cherry is keeping up the supply of unframed coffee sacks, which will be continue to be sold for $20 each with all proceeds going to the earthquake appeal. Click here for an earlier story which lists the many ways coffee sacks can be re-used from pin-up boards to clothing and hats.

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