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Joey Burke – Charity Auctioneer, Auction Consultant and Professional fundraiser 2018-10-26T19:10:31+00:00

Joey Burke has been auctioneering for 39 years and his passion and enthusiasm for fundraisers is seen by the amounts of money that he has raised for charities across the Western Cape and South Africa.

He is well known for his bubbly, energetic and electric auction methods and does not stop until the maximum amount is achieved. At the end of most of his functions he is not satisfied if he has not exceeded the organisations expectations and the charities are always pleasantly surprised.

During the past decade he has  raised over R 40 Million for the likes of Nelson Mandela, Oprah Winfrey, Peter Gabriel ,  Ronan Keating, Evita Bezuidenhout, Helen Zille and organisations such as the Amy Foundation, Reach for a Dream, Fellows for Cancer and hundreds of worthy causes around South Africa. He has performed on MNET’S television series THE BLOCK and competed in the International auctioneering championships in the United States. Recently he was a  competitor on Come Dine With Me South Africa.

Some of the highlights of Joey”s auction career include:

  • The moment when he sold a photograph for R 1.1 million for Nelson Mandela at the 46664 Charity fundraiser right in front of Madiba himself. ” Meeting him was an incredible experience” .
  • Auctioning off a weekend on Kimi Raikkonen’s yacht in Monaco at the Grand Prix for R 700 000 was another Spectacular momen
  • Auctioning Naomi Campbell’s Dress for R 150 000 with her on stage with him.
  • Exceeding the clients expectations by R 100 000 at Fellows for Cancer
  • Selling opportunities to go on a dream for Reach for a Dream for R65 000 3 times over
  • Selling tea with Desmond Tutu for R 50 000 4 times over
  • Auctioning with Ronan Keating and raising a Million Rand

If you require the services of Joey Burke you can contact him on 082 998 1133 or send him an email

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RAISING THE SCORE FOR AFRIPAW- A NIGHT OF ELEGANCE, CULINARY DELIGHTS AND SUCCESS

Guests at the AFRIPAW'S fundraiser and auction, held at the Harbour House Restaurant in Constantia on Thursday 23rd August generously opened their wallets and bid furiously for the wonderful items on auction. The entertainment and food was outstanding and people thoroughly enjoyed themselves. This was Afipaw's first fundraiser and launch of such a wonderful cause. The final result exceeded all expectations when people not only bid but pledged towards spay days and clinics. AfriPaw Animal Welfare partners with low-income communities to educate families on their pets’ primary needs and facilitates free sterilisations, as well as access to affordable primary healthcare, food and shelter for township pets. With their door-to-door approach they aim to form relationships and build trust with the community and their first priority is to always try and help pets where they are. Their strategy is to identify, train and equip responsible, animal-loving locals, who are [...]

By | August 24th, 2018|Categories: Events|0 Comments

HELEN HARDER FOUNDATION VINTAGE CIRCUS WINTER BALL – A HUGE SUCCESS

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By | August 20th, 2018|Categories: Events|0 Comments

DINNER COOKED FOR YOU BY CELEBRITY MASTERCHEF JUDGE PETE GOFFFE- WOOD AND MORE UP FOR AUCTION

you can bid on any of these items at the event tomorrow 16th august at the Green Vine Eatery, Silvermist Estate - or if you cant make it you can make a proxy bid through joeyb@joeyburke.co.za. Lot 1 Breakfast for Two at Reuben’s : One & Only, Cape Town Lot 2 3x4 Personalised Genetic Test : Creating the optimised lifestyle Lot 3 2 magnums Glen Carlou wine Lot 4 4 x 6 packs Flying Fish Beer Lot 5 Child portraiture photoshoot by Jackie Hinz Lot 5A 10 x personal training sessions by Sharon Stanley-Nel of Body Zone + 6 tubs Alpha Lipid Lifeline Colostrum Lot 6 Signed Stormer' s jersey Lot 7 Quickstand Eco - the next generation in portable sit/stand technology Lot 8 2 night double accommodation stay at the Queen Victoria Hotel Lot 9 4 x Comedy Club tickets + 1 x Newlands Brewery Tour voucher [...]

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NEWBORN GROOTE SCHUUR TRUST BRINGS LIFE TO PREMATURE BABIES

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By | July 29th, 2018|Categories: Events|0 Comments

SCHOOL AUCTION FUNDRAISERS – A WINNING FORMULA

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By | July 29th, 2018|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Dear Joey – our favourite favourite!!
From ALL of us at Reach For A Dream – we are in absolute awe of your phenomenal service, commitment, willingness and absolute professionalism shown to Reach For A Dream.
There is honestly NO WAY for us to express our most sincere and grateful thanks to you for your amazing support shown for Gala and the Foundation!!
You are truly INCREDIBLE and we are so honoured to be assisted by you!!
The evening would certainly not be as successful without you and you really do do an amazing job!!! We managed to raise roughly R350 000!!! Our BEST ever!!
We have received nothing but compliments!!
The silent auction was AWFUL – people bid WAY under on most of the items, so we still have to decide what to do about these (any suggestions…?)
With most sincere appreciation for all your time, commitment and absolute willingness to facilitate us ALWAYS!!
Kindest Regards
Heidi and All at Reach For A Dream

Heidi, Reach for a Dream

Dearest Joey,

Thank you so much for the fantastic job done at Darren’s fund raiser on Friday. We made approx.R48000.00.

Without you that would not have been possible. Everybody complimented me on how professional and witty you were.

It is people like you who are a blessing in my life.

God bless

Mercia

Mercia, Darren Fund Raiser

Dear Joey

I would like to thank you most sincerely for your generous help last Sunday at the International Food Faire.

You were fantastic with the compering and the auction and I thank you once again.

I hope I can call on you again next year when I am planning another Potpourri Concert.

Debbie, International Food Faire

On behalf of the Chairperson and the Committee of Oranjia, we would like to take this opportunity to express our enormous gratitude to you for giving of your time so generously as our MC at our fundraiser, and for sharing your “Modern Family” experience. Your MC skills enabled us to raise an impressive amount of money!

We are most grateful for your kind support of the work Oranjia does in caring for children placed with us, and your generosity towards our fundraising efforts will enable us to continue caring for those children in need.

Lynette, ORANJIA JEWISH CHILD AND YOUTH CENTRE

Words cannot describe how grateful I am.    Thank you so much!   You are a real friend to us here at Huis Lückhoff!   We really cannot do the breakfast without you!

Thank you for always being willing to help at this event.   God willing the next breakfast will be held on 16 August 2018 and we would really appreciate it very much if you would help us again.

God bless you!

Annette, Huis Lückhoff

Dearest Joey

We cannot begin to express our absolute and most sincere appreciation to you for your generosity and support of Reach For A Dream.

Our hearts are so full and thankful to you as you help transfer dreams into reality!

The quote mentioned in my speech is so apt: Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

 

The significance of this is that we get to inspire happiness, fulfil dreams & with your help, give the gift of the present and strength for the journey ahead.

From the bottom of our hearts – Thank you!!

Thank you for being a part of our successful day, for always bringing your game 100%, for the funds you help generate. You really are the BESTEST and we are genuinely so, so grateful to you Joey!

With our most sincere appreciation to you for all you do xxx

 

Warm Regards

 

Heidi Rowley

Western Cape Branch Manager
t: +27 21 555-3013
m: +27 827826268

Dearest Joey We cannot begin to express our absolute and most sincere appreciation to you for your generosity and support of Reach For A Dream. Our hearts are so full and thankful to you as you help transfer dreams into reality! The quote mentioned in my speech is so apt: Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has., Your Content Goes Here

Hello Joey

Once again a sincere word of thanks for being our Auctioneer at the Orion Gala on 18 November 2017 and sharing in the wonderful evening at 2 Oceans Aquarium.

You were splendid in creating an environment of enthusiasm and fun, resulting in good returns. The audience enjoyed your energy and vibrancy!! You are definitely booked for all the gala events coming up in future……..please keep it in mind.

Fondest regards from all of us at Orion

Hannl Cronje

Chief Executive Officer

ORION ORGANISATION

Tel +27 21 572 8490/1

Fax +27 21 572 8419

Cell +27 83 302 5564

Email: ceo@orionorganisation.co.za

www.orionorganisation.org

Hello Joey Once again a sincere word of thanks for being our Auctioneer at the Orion Gala on 18 November 2017 and sharing in the wonderful evening at 2 Oceans Aquarium. You were splendid in creating an environment of enthusiasm and fun, resulting in good returns. The audience enjoyed your energy and vibrancy!! You are definitely booked for all the gala events coming up in future……..please keep it in mind. Fondest regards from all of us at Orion Hannl Cronje Chief Executive Officer ORION ORGANISATION Tel +27 21 572 8490/1 Fax +27 21 572 8419 Cell +27 83 302 5564 Email: ceo@orionorganisation.co.za www.orionorganisation.org , Your Content Goes Here

On behalf of the Director and the Events Committee of Glendale, I would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for providing MC  and auctioneering services on th e day and in particular for dressing up as a pirate and contributing towards the theme and atmosphere of the day.

Kind regards

Judith Cohen

Events Committee

Judith Cohen, Glendale Home

Hi Joey
On behalf of the Melkbosstrand Neighbourhood Watch, very many thanks for yet another successful auction at our Fundraising Golf Day, we are extremely delighted with the results and would like to book your services again for next year.

Best Regards

Geoff HodgesMNHW Golf Day Coordinator

Hi Joey

Thank you so much for your enthusiasm, optimism and motivation.

We would/ could not have done this without you.  You are amazing as an auctioneer,  and you received many compliments from the guests.  One even asked me “Where did you find him, he’s dynamic?”!

You are part of a team, and are welcome to come and stay when you want to – and relax a bit more than you did last time.

Thank you for arranging the hotel, which gave excellent service, food and ambience, thank you for bringing in items for auction, plus bringing in the “big” buyer, and thank you for visiting Wild Rescue and caring!

Warm regards

Gill

Gill Simpson

Executive Director

WILD RESCUE

Gill Simpson - Wild Rescue, Wild Rescue

Dearest Joey Burke! The Amazing! The Incredible!

Thank you for doing a fantastic job yet again!

The feedback has been so positive and your energy and passion is so evident.

We cannot do what we do without you! You are truly a wonderful example of a human doing and not just a human being!

Continue on this wonderful journey of changing lives! This is truly your gift and calling.

Enjoy your stay! You deserve it.

Much Love

Michelle, Kevin and the entire very appreciative team at the Amy Foundation and the over 2000 beneficiaries  J

Hi Clint

Our table had a lot of fun, but even more admiration for the challenge that you have taken on – and the passion with which you and your team are doing it ! Well done to Joey as well, what a living advert for your cause ! Looking forward to the specialist consultation that I invested in !

Best wishes for the journey !

Regards

Francois

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