The annual Sydney Markets Cherry Auction has been postponed due to reasons we all know too well, but there is a backup plan. It's the first time in four decades the event has been delayed. The Cherry Auction usually sees the symbolic first tray of cherries auctioned off for charity.
Since it first started, 38 years ago, the Cherry Auction has raised more than $1 million for a number of worthy Australian charities. Now, the organisers will instead deliver the season's first 20 boxes of cherries to local heroes across the state.
The Sydney Markets team and the Cherry Auction Committee have called on the community to nominate a local hero. These could be doctors and nurses, frontline workers, good Samaritans, nice neighbours or all-round good citizens. The nominees will go into the running to win one of 20 boxes of the season's finest cherries.
To nominate a hero, participants should visit the site www.sydneymarkets.com.au, click on Nominate a Hero of 2020, then explain in 250 words or less why the person has been nominated. Nominations close midnight tomorrow night, November 6.
The Cherry Auction Committee will select the winners and will announce the 20 heroes on the Sydney Markets website on November 12, 2020.