Bayside Mayor auctions off mayoral chains for charity

Done deal: Norman Sarrah tries on the mayoral chains alongside Bayside Council Mayor Bill Saravinovski. Picture: Supplied
Done deal: Norman Sarrah tries on the mayoral chains alongside Bayside Council Mayor Bill Saravinovski. Picture: Supplied

When Norman Sarraf from Sarraf Strata asked to try on the Bayside Council mayoral chains it sparked an idea by Mayor Bill Saravinovski.

Cr Saravinovski said he could wear the chains for five minutes if he donated $25,000 to charity.

“I told him he could wear the chains for five minutes if he donated $25,000 to a worthy charity,’’ he said.

‘’I thought he would never agree but he said throw in the first photo and you have a deal.

“I didn’t hesitate. He wore the chains for five minutes. I posed for a photo with him and Camp Quality received a very nice donation.”

That sparked an idea and he is asking local businesses to get behind the idea.

“Who knows, for $50,000 you could be Mayor for the day,” he said.

This year the Mayor and councillors are using the Mayor’s Christmas Charity Auction to raise money for Safe Haven Project and Bay City Care.

Both provide support services and assistance to women and families in times of need.

The Mayor’s Christmas Charity Auction will be held on Thursday, December 7, at the Grand Roxy Ballroom, Brighton Le Sands.

Local businesses who wish to donate an item for auction can contact events@bayside.nsw.gov.au.