Coca-Cola sign up for sale in pieces

Coca-Cola sign up for sale in pieces
Coca-Cola sign up for sale in pieces

Coca-Cola has put its redundant vintage Kings Cross billboard up for auction, with proceeds going to the Wayside Chapel.

Pieces of the former sign will be sold on ebay while held in storage at a Girraween warehouse in Sydney

Coke will auction the eight letters individually over five days from September 7. 

The two largest letters, the “Cs”, are more than 5.4m tall, up to 6.6m wide, 29cm deep and weigh 65kg each. The smaller letters are around 2.8m tall, between 1.2m and 2.6m wide, 29cm deep and weigh between 25kg and 40kg.

The flashing neon billboard has been refurbished with the old lights being replaced with a more energy efficient billboard.

The billboard was built in 1974 with its 800 neon lights switched off permanently last September for work to begin on the billboard’s refurbishment.

The charity fundraiser is being promoted on the billboard, Mumbrella reported.

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According to the promotion, proceeds from the sale will go to Kings Cross charity Wayside Chapel. 

The Wayside Chapel recently expanded to Bondi Beach. On 1 July 2016, the Chapel by the Sea in Bondi Beach officially came under the management of Wayside. 

Following an interim 12-month arrangement, The Sydney Presbytery of the Uniting Church of Australia (UCA) will officially grant The Wayside Chapel of Kings Cross all responsibility for the governance and management of Bondi’s Chapel by the Sea and its related operations.

This includes the Community Services Centre at Norman Andrew’s House, and the North Bondi Op Shop, as well as the programs, worshipping communities and the resources that form part of the Chapel by the Sea.

Reverend Graham Long, Minister and CEO of the Wayside Chapel, and Reverend Graham Anson, Minister of Chapel by the Sea, welcome the opportunity to work together.

The first priority following the announcement will be a $100,000 upgrade of the facilities at Norman Andrew’s House, followed by a $630,000 redevelopment of the Chapel by the Sea to transform the site into a beacon for the community with a café, chapel, performance area, co-working space and two serviced holiday apartments.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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