Bushfire Family Fete Wrap

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What an incred­i­ble turn out we had for our Bush­fire Fundrais­ing Fete on Fri­day! It was love­ly to see our Mul­laloo Com­mu­ni­ty come togeth­er and sup­port such a heart­felt cause.  The club was full of mem­bers and our Social Events Team did not dis­ap­point by putting on a FANTASTIC night full of fam­i­ly fun enter­tain­ment, games & prizes.

Chan­nel 9 News, assist­ed by our very own Sausage Siz­zle queen Eva and Daryn Hazle cooked up a storm on the BBQ.

Dun­craig Fire Depart­ment came along with their Fire Trucks to join in the com­mu­ni­ty spir­it and invit­ed fam­i­lies and chil­dren to sit inside and check out the trucks. The kids absolute­ly LOVED the expe­ri­ence and I know a lot of the mum’s also enjoyed the views!

Joon­dalup Youth Ser­vices also sup­port­ed our Fundrais­ing Fete and sent the love­ly Cheryl &  her team mem­ber with the youth truck for the old­er chil­dren, aged 11+. Did you know they have a PlaySta­tion inside! And lots of games to keep them enter­tained.

Down in the court­yard we had our out­side activ­i­ties;
  • Hook a Duck with Aimee Hon­or  and Ellie Mar­low.
  • Pick the Nose! with surf club leg­ends Kay Smith and Kat­ri­na West.
  • Feed the Pig was a game actu­al­ly designed and made by 3 of our cre­ative U10s — Amber Hon­or, Cait­lyn & Mad­die Eliot. Well done girls!

Ozzie Rid­er, our local amuse­ment and event hire kind­ly donat­ed the Splash Tank which was a MASSIVE hit with the kids. I was very sur­prised  at the num­ber of chil­dren who had such a good aim! Our fab­u­lous vol­un­teers who signed them­selves up for a dunk­ing cer­tain­ly got a good num­ber of soak­ings!

1st up was Louis Cheese­man, U13s girls AGM; 2nd was Troy Baird; 3rd our Club Direc­tor, Josh Bull; 4th Luke Eliot, U10s AGM; 5th our Com­pe­ti­tion Man­ag­er, Dawn Jones and sav­ing the best to last.…our Club Pres­i­dent Al Cook.

Upstairs in the club rooms our tick­et sales were going through the roof!  Jeff David­son a surf club leg­end was our  MC for the night, engag­ing the room with Heads & Tails and entic­ing them to spend lots of mon­ey on a num­ber of prize win­ning stalls.

We were EXTREMELY grate­ful to have the ris­ing Eagles Star, Oscar Allen come & vol­un­teer his time to meet & greet fans. Did you know Oscar was a Mul­laloo Surf Club mem­ber ? What an inspi­ra­tion to us all.

We had our Club Direc­tor, Andy Jones help­ing out on the Silent Auc­tion where FABULOUS busi­ness own­ers had gen­er­ous­ly donat­ed some FANTASTIC prizes to help increase the Bush­fire Funds.

Marni Black & Pauline worked their mag­ic and sold a record num­ber of raf­fle tick­ets on the night. Lucky mem­bers were going home with some awe­some prizes thanks to the gen­er­ous and kind heart­ed local busi­ness­es who donat­ed them.

The love­ly  Hay­ley and Lily helped to sell cards that saw one lucky win­ner, win a fer­ry to Rot­tness for a fam­i­ly of 4! Such an AWESOME prize, donat­ed by Paula and Jon Als­ford @ Real­mark, Whit­fords.

Steph was up to sell the next batch of cards to win a $150 mum’s on a mis­sion vouch­er, an $80 mas­sage vouch­er, wine chill­ing cup & tow­el!

Julie’s bot­tle throw­ing game was a mas­sive suc­cess, entic­ing the over 18s to try their luck at throw­ing a gold coin to win a bot­tle of wine. One lucky win­ner went home with a bot­tle of whiskey!

Jack­ie helped to keep the mon­ey rolling by swap­ping the eft­pos machine cred­its with vouch­ers for peo­ple to spend at the stalls once their gold coins ran out!

The new Boat­ies, Ria McBen­nett, Tana­ha Worth and Claire were whip­ping up the ice cream sta­tion, dish­ing out yum­my treats for the kids. Assist­ed by our love­ly Retail Man­ag­er, Anni­ka Crock­ford.

The Dog Raf­fle was manned by  Tra­cy Cox who is part of the Samoyeds of WA Res­cue & through her con­nec­tions, man­aged to get local dog/ pet busi­ness­es on board to sup­port our event. There was some great prizes won includ­ing dog train­ing!

Darcey & Elle were tak­ing dona­tions of cloth­ing. Thank you to every­one who dropped off items at the stall. Darcey will be going to Bates­men Bay to dis­trib­ute to the affect­ed areas.

All our oth­er stalls were manned by our amaz­ing younger mem­bers, who ALWAYS put them­selves for­ward and help out at any oppor­tu­ni­ty:

  • Face painters- Zara & Ava, Katie & Leah 
  • Colour hair­spray — Anni­ka Ras­mussen
  • Lol­ly Stall - Sarah Truter
  • Lucky Dip — Keira Truter
  • Ted­dy Stall  — JessEva’s daugh­ter, Elle,
  • Oth­er stalls- Han­nahAmber, Mad­die, Cait­lyn, Danielle, Aimee, Ellie,

And lots of oth­er fab­u­lous club mem­bers all stepped in to help out on the day; Helen Gigney, Kirsten, Anne Marie Wider­man­s­ki, Michelle SmithAndy Bat­tle and Gail.

The Club bar vol­un­teers who were total­ly rushed off their feet all night, Cindy de Bom­fordMandy Brooks, Don­na, Cllr Philip­pa  Tay­lor and Trevor Bul­ley.

Those who helped with the fete set up: Rohan, Roseanne, Olly Browne, Kaide, Dawn Jones, Aish­ling, Sarah and Keira. Our Fairy Admin God­moth­ers Jen & Karen. 

And a SPECIAL THANK YOU to our amaz­ing social events team who have put in a LOT of work and effort into mak­ing sure our fundrais­ing efforts were a huge suc­cess. These ladies have SMASHED the club record for raf­fle dona­tions!  Simone Truter, Tra­cy Cox, Pen­ny Fort­mann, Emi­ly Eliot, Bren­da Camp­bell, Aman­da Davies, Gaynor Jones, Stephanie Dray­cott, Marni Black, Sarah Browne, Cindy Bom­ford and Sandy Clarke. 

We had so many love­ly club mem­bers come to help on the night, apolo­gies if your name has been missed.

We have made over $13,000 in just 3 weeks!!! Final fig­ure due short­ly, as dona­tions are still com­ing in!

Tanya Hon­or

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