Di Jones art auction to help staff member battling cancer

‘Dahlia’ is one of the Francis Packer artworks up for auction to help Southern Highlands Di Jones staff member Kate McCullagh who is battling breast cancer for the second time. Photo: supplied

‘Dahlia’ is one of the Francis Packer artworks up for auction to help Southern Highlands Di Jones staff member Kate McCullagh who is battling breast cancer for the second time. Photo: supplied

Southern Highlands Di Jones staff member Kate McCullagh is battling cancer for the second time.

And staff from across the Di Jones network have rallied behind her to assist with medical and living expenses.

Art collector and sales agent Gary Sands has donated two artworks from his private collection to help raise funds for Kate who has been diagnosed with breast cancer once again after battling the illness for the first time in 2014.

Di Jones CEO Rob Ward said staff at the agency were assisting with fundraising efforts by also making personal contributions.

“We were saddened to hear that Kate’s cancer has returned and wanted to help take as much stress away during this difficult time by making contributions that will allow her to focus on her treatment and health. We want to support her and her family and help in any way we can,” he said.

The donated artworks are from Australian visual artist Francis Packer, son of the late Clyde Packer.

“The garden inspired pieces for auction are ‘Dahlia’ and ‘Schom Tibiscinis’ and are unique editions of the photographs making them more desirable and increasing their significance,” Mr Ward said.

The works were purchased from Olsen Gallery in 2014 at the Francis Packer 2LA exhibition and are being auctioned on the Bidding For Good website -www.biddingforgood.com/dijones from November 30 through to December 14.

To view the works in person, contact Di Jones Real Estate on (02) 8356 7878 or visit the Woollahra office at Queens Court, 118-122 Queen Street, Woollahra NSW 2025.