Mango tray sells for $29,000
HOW much would you pay for the mango season's first delicious tray?
Well, according to Fruity Capers owner Nuccio Camuglia $29,000 is a fair price.
Knowing all the money went to a good cause, Mr Camuglia was honoured to make the near $30,000 bid at the annual Brisbane Produce Market Charity Mango Auction.
"This morning isn't about me - it's about the charities that the money is going towards. I know it's a lot of money, but in my eyes it's $29,000 well spent,” said Mr Camuglia.
The auction was a hub for sporting star power, with NRL legend Sam Thaiday and welterweight title holder Jeff Horn on hand.
The pair keenly participated in a gloves-on mango eating competition before the auction got underway.
Brisbane Markets chairman Tony Joseph said the charity auction raised more than $38,000.
Proceeds from the event go direct to Diabetes Queensland and Life Education.