Auction to send Levi to America

Mervan the bull

Mervan the bull

Kempsey Stock and Land are helping to send young gun Macleay bull rider Levi Ward to America to compete in the Youth Bull Riding World Finals.

The local business is holding a charity auction at Kempsey Regional Saleyards on Saturday, May 19 at 10.30am with proceeds to go to the Ward family.

Among the items up for auction are Mervan the bull, a signed Nissan Jack Daniels racing shirt, a full car detail courtesy of Andrew Miedecke, a truck service donated by MTC, gift certificates from Early Settler and Rock Motorcycle, and car services donated by Kempsey Toyota, John Oxley Motors and Macleay Valley Auto.

Other items to be auctioned include a range of vehicle and motorsport accessories, agricultural and homecare products, meal vouchers from a variety of local eateries, a larva lamp and even a tattoo voucher.

Kempsey Stock and Land principal Ian Argue said his business is more than happy to support Levi’s ambitions as he extended a warm invitation to bargain hunters.

“Levi is a talented and dedicated local athlete, and as a community-minded organisation, we’re proud to support him and his aspirations,” Mr Argue said.

“The Macleay business community, as always, has been wonderfully generous. As a result, there is some quality items and services up for auction, so please come along and have a bid.”

Levi’s parents, Dean and Natasha Ward, told the Argus the community support has been unbelievable.

“The community has gone way above and beyond what I ever could have expected. It’s been amazing. We’d just like to thank every single person who contributed in any way,” Mr Ward said.

Levi jets off to Texas in the United States on July 22. He will compete in the steer riding under 8s-11s division.

The Argus wishes him the best of luck.