Sarah takes home Mark McGowan… well sort of

Sarah takes home Mark McGowan… well sort of

Navy officer Sarah won the bid.

One lucky West Australian has taken home Premier Mark McGowan, well a cardboard likeness anyway.

The cut out was part of an auction for the Sigley Racing Wooroloo Fire Relief Auction to raise money for bushfire victims.

It all started when one supporter approached the newly-elected Member for Darling Range, Hugh Jones, who had a cut-out of Premier McGowan, which he used during his campaign.

Mr Jones complied and had the cut-out signed and donated to the cause.

The cut-out received a bid of $410 from Navy officer Sarah, who was the successful bidder.

“The recent bushfires were devastating, with many people losing everything they had,” Mr Jones said.

“But adversity brings out the best in humanity, and people step up to the plate to help in whatever way they can.”

Auction organiser Cheriley Lavercombe previously raised $8000 for those affected by the Victorian Black Summer bushfires and identified grassroots fund raising as having the ability to provide immediate relief to victims of disasters.

The auction included birthday cakes, staycations, plants, haircuts and vouchers amongst other items.

The auction raised more than $17,000 for the bushfire appeal.

Mr Jones said he was proud to support the grassroots imitative.

“The Premier, and his cut-out, will do whatever they can to keep WA strong.”