Dollars fly like woodchips at charity auctio

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Barry Morcom accepts his $20,000 axe from world-famous Tasmanian axeman David Foster.

Make-A-Wish Australia, which grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions, is $20,000 better off thanks to DPO.

The extraordinary amount was raised after a bidding war for a rare axe during a charity auction at the Association of Wall and Ceiling Industries’ annual conference in Hobart on October 20-23.

World-famous Tasmanian axeman David Foster put the commemorative axe up for auction, and soon dollars were flying like woodchips as DPO director Barry Morcom and another bidder pushed the total higher.

Barry had to concede when his his final bid of $20,000 was beaten, but then David, who was at the auction, said that he had another commemorative axe – which Barry could have for $20,000!

Barry duly took up the offer, almost doubling the amount raised.

Afterwards, Barry thanked DPO’s loyal customers for helping to make the donation possible.

“Businesses as well as individuals should do their bit to help people in the community who are less fortunate,” he said. “I want to thank DPO’s fantastic customers for their continued support, which in turn makes us able to contribute to worthy causes like Make-A-Wish Australia”

For more information about Make-A-Wish Australia, visit or phone 1800 032 260.

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