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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The SACS OLD BOY'S LEGACY DNNER was held at the Radisson Blue Hotel on 9th May 2019. The guest speaker,Advocate Thuli Madonsela kept the audience entranced as she spoke humbly about the real issues in South Africa today. The auction was a tremendous success as it exceeded all expectations and raised R 500 000 towards bursaries for those who cannot afford attending SACS. The evening emphasized the importance of education and highlighted the incredible bond that Sacs Old Boys have.
The Reach for a Dream Golf day reached its target by raising close to half a million Rand. Some of the auction items were created to make sure that a specific dream came true and each one was filled substantially,thanks to the generosity of the audience and golfers who attended the wonderful day at Arabella Country Club in Hermanus. Making terminally ill patients dreams come true is a such a rewarding experience even if it is the last thing they get to do . Joey Burke was emotionally charged as he chanted to raise as much as he could and was extremely happy with the result.
11 contestants put their awesome chants to the test at the 2019 National Auctioneering Championships held in Johannesburg at the Rand Park Club. This years championships were very exciting as it included a 17 year old competitor from the Western Cape who was placed third. He is definitely an up and coming auctioneer who has started his own business already and is making waves at such an early age. His style and chant stood out significantly as he spoke in two languages, both Afrikaans and English. The winner of this years event Gift Ngwenya sent the bidders into a bidding war making sure that the prices he received were the best and that his style shone through for the judges. Joey Burke's enthusiastic auction chant was electric and extremely appealing as he sold a rugby ball signed by three legendary captains Corne Krige, John Smit and Jean de [...]
On Saturday the 16th March 2019 approximately 100 guests from around Cape Town attended the wonderful initiative "Pieces for Paws " Charity fundraiser. The event initiated by "Giving is Living" was a tremendous success with close to R 300 000,00 raised for our animals in need. The funds raised went to help the Mdzananda Clinic, SANCOBB and Wolwerivier Outreach, saving and helping a well needed service to assist our neglected animals who are in desperate need of care.. The art was well received and people bid furiously to get the piece that they wanted. Art included an Anton Smit Mask which fetched R 60 000,00, a Richard Scott original created with recycled materials and worked in with underprivileged children, which fetched R 10 000. and many more extraordinarily exquisite pieces..
Based on the very well known "Amazing Race" Joey Burke and his team introduced a fun filled exciting end of year team builder for companies- "The Cape Race". Employees were sent round the Cape Peninsular answering and finding clues which were written in rhyme and cryptic format. The enthusiastic teams decorated their cars and dressed up to win the competition.They did not know where their final destination was, but it ended up at a restaurant where they celebrated the end of the year. Teams such as "Cops and Robbers" "Fairies" "Mignons"and other fun names were forced to build sand castles,visit $5 shops,climb through obstacle courses and work out company core values through cryptic clues. The town was painted with lots of colour and enthusiastic players as the teams set off in their separate cars, racing to the finish. It was a tremendous success with lots of laughter and [...]
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!!
Heidi and All at Reach For A Dream
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
Western Cape Branch Manager
t: +27 21 555-3013
m: +27 827826268
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
Chief Executive Officer
Tel +27 21 572 8490/1
Fax +27 21 572 8419
Cell +27 83 302 5564
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.
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.
Geoff HodgesMNHW Golf Day Coordinator
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!
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.
Michelle, Kevin and the entire very appreciative team at the Amy Foundation and the over 2000 beneficiaries J
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 !