Lucindale reaps benefits from football auction

AUCTION: Event organisers JoJo Spook and Georgie McKay with some of the footies. Photo: Supplied

AUCTION: Event organisers JoJo Spook and Georgie McKay with some of the footies. Photo: Supplied

Over 50 AFL footballs were decorated and sold at an auction to raise funds for the Lucindale community.

Local artist and community worker JoJo Spook coordinated the fundraiser which saw footballs sent to people across Australia for them to decorate and send back to Lucindale.

An event spokesperson told the Herald the night was very successful and JoJo did a terrific job in making it all come together.

"It was excellent - we raised over $3500 in the end which was really good.

"There were over (50) footies and the highest was Will Gould's. He was just drafted to the Sydney Swans and his sold for $280."

Community members, local mayors and members of parliament all took part in whipping out a paintbrush and decorating the footballs for a good cause.

"It was to raise funds for equipment for the (Lucindale Community) pool," the spokesperson said.

Given this event was such a success, Ms Spook and the other organisers will keep similar events in mind if they decide to fundraise in the future.

"It was JoJo's 'grandchild' and she worked really hard. She sent all of these out and then had to track them down. Hats off to her."

The amateur artists didn't hold back with their creativity, with Australian animals, minions and landscapes being some of the popular creations.

"There were so many different crazy things. Some of them were unrecognisable as footballs."

People across the nation really rallied behind the auction and did a terrific job at raising funds to benefit the Lucindale Area School.