Sir Donald Bradman’s bat up for auction

We’re delighted to announce that we will be the sole beneficiary from the sale of a piece of true iconic Australian history when it goes to auction this Sunday!

Thank you to Helping Hand Group, founded by Richard Ernster and Oliver Slobodetsky, for the generous donation of a signed cricket bat by Australian sporting legend, Sir Donald Bradman, and the electronic ballot bidding platform for this special auction. The donated bat is truly a rare find as Sir Donald Bradman signed directly on the wood, and not on an accompanying sleeve or plaque, making it a unique collector’s item!

No. 15 of cricket legend Sir Donald Bradman’s lost 99 bats, will be accepting bids from Sunday 22 December 2019 until 7 January 2020 . This sold-out, limited edition item is fully licensed by The Bradman Foundation and The Bradman Museum. All proceeds from the sale of the bat will help Royal Far West connect country kids to the developmental care they need. It’s been an extremely difficult year for those impacted by drought and bushfires and we’re pleased that this gift will help us to continue to meet the growing need for our services.

Our CEO Lindsay Cane AM says, We’re honoured and thrilled to be chosen to receive the funds raised from this amazing auction, and we believe ‘The Don’ would be delighted that his legacy is helping many children.”

Take a look at the 7 News video 

Update: this unique piece of Australian sporting history has been sold at auction for $5365. All proceeds will be donated to our families directly impacted by the bushfire crisis.