AFTER two weeks of bidding, the NewsMail finally slammed down the hammer on the auction of a painting by Bundaberg teenager Chern'ee Sutton.
The painting reached a final bid of $1750 and is now the precious property of successful bidder Trevor Bishop.
Mr Bishop, who had only been in town for seven months, said he was happy he won the auction and loved the painting from the first time he saw it.
“As soon as my wife and I get a home of our own, this will have pride of place,” he said.
Chern'ee, 14, said she had been tracking the progress of the auction excitedly with her friends and family and wanted to continue helping those in need.
“I'm hoping to help a lot more in the future, if there are people who need a helping hand,” she said.
“Every little bit helps.”
Mr Bishop and Chern'ee both decided to donate the money raised to sporting clubs in Bundaberg, who suffered significantly from the floods.