John Key’s cast is up on Trademe now and bidding has already passed $710.00. It has been signed by John, Kevin Rudd and most of the Pacific premiers who attended the Pacific Forum meeting. I don’t think Frank Bainimarama signed it though.
The beneficiary of the winning bid will be The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ, which operates blindness prevention programmes in the Pacific. The Foundation estimates there are 5,000 blind people in the Solomon Islands, mainly needing cataract surgery. A further 15,000 will be suffering from poor vision from cataracts and the need for glasses. Five eye doctors and 20 eye nurses are required to address blindness and vision disability in the Solomon Islands. There are currently two eye doctors and 12 eye nurses working in the Solomon Islands.
The Fred Hollows Foundation is an extremely worth cause. Get in and get bidding.
I wonder though if this cast will suffer the fate of previous PM signed charity auction pieces?