Little Auction Raises Big Money

November 1, 2017



An auction event for five year old Harper Ahern, who was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) last year, raised more than $30,000 over the weekend.


Harper's Little Auction took place at Southward car Museum, with around 250 guests and 75 artworks up for auction from 62 artists.


With the help of family and friends, local businesses and a string of artists from across the country and abroad, the event secured $32,700 to assist Harper, who was diagnosed in October 2016.


Collectively, $24,000 worth of artwork was donated by artists, including pottery and sculpture, paintings, mixed media, quilts, jewellery, photography, prints including gold leaf, wood carvings and pencil drawings.


Comedian Cohen Holloway stood in as MC for the evening, before Harper's father Dion Ahern shared his family's journey in a speech detailing what DMD meant for Harper.


Harper, whose aunty, Emma Ahern, organised the event, will likely be in a wheelchair full-time by the time he is 12.

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