A bale of 15.4-micron wool has been donated and auctioned by the AWN to raise money for the Michael Manion Wool Industry Foundation.
Wool buyers turned out in force to support the MMWIF - a charity which was established in 2015 that provides immediate support for rural families and children affected by illness or accident.
AWN showed its support for the MMWIF by auctioning the bale that was knocked down for 2400 cents a kilogram greasy by AWN southern NSW wool technical officer and auctioneer Cassie Baile.
Ms Baile said there was good competition, with buyers supportive of the foundation and showing spirited bidding.
Many of the bidders had a personal connection to Michael Manion, or 'Legg' as he was known.
After 43 years as a wool buyer, Mr Manion passed away at the age of 61 in 2014 after a short battle with cancer.
The quality of the wool and the personal connection the buyers have to the foundation ensured such a successful result.- Cassie Baile, AWN
The successful purchaser, Techwool Trading's Stuart Bailey said he was pleased to be able to support the foundation.
"Legg was a great bloke, and all the buyers are keen to support his legacy and the valuable work being done to help families in need,'' he said.
AWN NSW/Queensland state manager Mark Hedley said the company was pleased to assist the foundation, which had the ability to "cut through the red tape".
"When people are in need, there is often a lot of paperwork before any help arrives, but with this foundation, they are able to offer help straight away whether it's by paying rent or providing immediate cash for groceries,'' he said.
"This is a big part of why we are very happy to be involved as they are making a real difference to families in need.''
MMWIF director Peter Brice was very appreciative of AWN's actions to assist the charity.
"My sincere thanks to AWN for the generous donation of this bale,'' he said.