Cancer Council Family Fundraiser

It was absolute­ly fab­u­lous to see the Lounge so full of hap­py peo­ple on Fri­day night for the Can­cer Coun­cil Fam­i­ly Fundrais­er. Thank you to every­one who sup­port­ed this in any way, it made my role as organ­is­er so much eas­i­er.

The room looked great thanks to the set­up gang of Jack­ie Mar­tin, Chrissie Payne, Tanya Hon­or, Janine Cronk, Simone and Sarah Truter, Pen­ny Fort­mann, Julie Rap­ley and hope­ful­ly I’ve not missed any names.

The colour scheme may have seemed an inter­est­ing choice how­ev­er, it was based on the rib­bon colours that recog­nise dif­fer­ent can­cers. Around the walls were the images of the rib­bons with the laven­der bal­loon rep­re­sent­ing all can­cers and the plum bal­loon rep­re­sent­ing the car­ers, who play a vital role in sup­port­ing any­one going through any form of can­cer treat­ment.

The kids looked great with their faces paint­ed, thanks to Zara Mar­tin, Leah Mar­tin and Ava Bush­by. Amy Hon­or and Anni­ka Ras­mussen did a great job work­ing the room with jars of lol­lies and a sloth who went to a new home with the name M and M! Great to see our youth help­ing out.

Julie Rap­ley did a good job with pro­mot­ing the ‘rolling the coins at the bot­tles’ and mak­ing it a great spec­ta­tor sport!

Thank you to the chefs and to Tanya Hon­or, Simone Truter, Cindy de Bom­ford and Jack­ie Mar­tin for man­ag­ing the Dessert Bar – those affogatos were amaz­ing and the ice cream bar a bit of a hit!

The Mar­ket­ing team of Chrissie Payne and Simone Truter did an awe­some job of get­ting local busi­ness­es to donate raf­fle prizes, mem­bers were also very gen­er­ous with their dona­tions – who­ev­er thought that raf­fles could be such fun and gen­er­ate so much enthu­si­asm for buy­ing tick­ets! The Silent Auc­tion gave a sub­stan­tial boost to the funds, so thank you to those gen­er­ous bid­ders! A list of any­one who donat­ed any­thing will be dis­played by the bar. Janine Cronk, Deb Swan, Rosanne Ryan and Sandy Clarke had a busy time sell­ing all those tick­ets.

Trevor Bul­ley did a ster­ling job at the bar ably assist­ed by a num­ber of mem­bers who jumped in to help out, Trevor did his shift as a vol­un­teer as a con­tri­bu­tion to the event.

The music from Clau­dia and Chelsea was instru­men­tal in gen­er­at­ing the pos­i­tive vibe to the room and we are look­ing for­ward to hav­ing them back to play for us again in the future.

It was about rais­ing mon­ey for the Can­cer Coun­cil, how­ev­er, the night proved to be more than that. It was a great exam­ple of how well we pull togeth­er as a Club and have a great time in the process!

I would like to acknowl­edge an extreme­ly gen­er­ous anony­mous club mem­ber who has donat­ed to this cause.

We are proud to announce, that thanks to everyone’s generosity a total of $4,130 has been raised.

Dawn Jones

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