Gravox and St Vincent De Paul Society’s ‘Buy a Boat’ auction initiative featuring upcycled bespoke festive gravy boats has raised $1.9k for those in need this festive season.
The auction went live on 28 November and saw many Australians place bids on a range of upcycled gravy boats designed by Sherritt. The ‘Buy a Boat’ event was created in collaboration with pottery artist, Shelby Sherritt.
From ‘Gingerbread people’ and ‘Christmas tree baubles’, to ‘Under the gumtree’ and ‘Christmas lights’; the colourful designs inspired by the many elements of an Australian Christmas transformed ten pre-loved gravy boats into stunning festive tableware.
Of the ten pre-loved gravy boats, ‘Under the Christmas Tree’ sold for an impressive $268 followed by ‘Christmas tree baubles’ at $255 and ‘Gingerbread people’ at $232.
Australians who didn't secure one of the bespoke gravy boats can support the cause by heading into Vinnies to purchase their own gravy boat and at select stores, they will receive a free Gravox product with their purchase.
Australians can continue to support the initiative by purchasing Gravox at their local grocery retailer, with 20c from every specially marked tin donated to St Vincent De Paul.