IF you’ve ever wondered what the going price for a life-size One Direction cut-out is, the answer is $60.
That’s how much was paid for the cardboard version of the British boy band at a Peter’s Project fund-raiser yesterday at Coles Centro in north Warrnambool.
Coles service assistant Sue Wilkinson estimated the auction of the cut-out helped push the amount raised by the supermarket to somewhere around $5000.
Most of that was raised through a raffle, with 33 prizes being given away to lucky ticketholders at yesterday’s special event.
Ms Wilkinson said there was also a sausage sizzle and kids activities, which helped draw a crowd of about 50 people.
“We had quite a few here for the draw which was lovely,” she said. “We had a good response on the night, a lot of sales of tickets tonight which would have really boosted the amount raised.”
So who was the dedicated One Direction fan who shelled out $60 for the cut-out?
That would be David Wiese of Country Meats, who bought it for his two young daughters.
“We had two people bidding on it and David from Country Meats ended up getting it,” Ms Wilkinson said.
“We also had a One Direction tin, which one of the girls from the butchers bought.
“Country Meats have been really supportive — they bought those two items and supplied the sausage sizzle.”