Koala Kids Annual Lunch 2016

A huge thank you to all those who supported Koala Kids We Believe Happy Helps Lunch 

To those who attended, the events committee who worked for weeks leading up to and since the event, the 20 plus volunteers who worked tirelessly all day and of course all of the pro bono suppliers, in kind donors and so many others who helped bring the lunch to fruition.

The day was an overwhelming success due to the incredible generosity of so many companies and organisations and the record 230 guests who came in the spirit of the event to help us raise a humbling $93,000!
Special thanks go to Capital Property Marketing, our event partner for their very generous support of this year’s lunch and for their pledge to support us again in 2017.
To the Quat Quatta team for their warm and kind hospitality, CinemaKing for our powerpoint and AV, auctioneers Jack Bongiorno & Andrew Stuart, Anna Synan graphic design, Bambra Press, and Claire Vyverberg for Sharon and Bridgette’s make up.
To our major donors who provided the most incredible array of raffle and auction items, lucky door prizes and Happy Envelopes  Liberty Belle, Metro Gallery, Scanlon Theodore, Naringal StationMontage Beverly Hills, Four Seasons Resort, Jimbaran Bay, Bali

& Global International Travel Services, Oneseason, The Piermont,Tasmania, Horseback Riding Mainridge, Christine, Crown, Monrue, Kirby’s Design, Austin Design Associates, Hali Gallery, Love from Venus, La Face Beauty, Miss Louise, Safari Living, Run Stop Shop and Provincial Home Living, Rose St Trading Co, Albert Park Golf, Natuzzi, Maestro, Grown Alchemist, Clifton H Joseph and Son,Spencer & Co Hair & Beauty, Carnival for Kids, Nevenka, White Story and Michael Albrecht Jewellery.

To see the list of amazing items that made up the raffle, auction, happy envelopes, lucky guest and table prizes in the event program

There was hardly a dry eye in the room when Koala Kids’ ambassadors Sharon Armstrong and her beautiful daughter, Bridgette delivered inspiring and heart wrenching reflections of how Koala Kids has provided them and their family so many happy things that have made their cancer journey that bit more bearable. In fact Bridgette received a standing ovation from the audience, a first for Koala Kids and a first for the gorgeous young student.

Major highlights of the event included the outstanding food by Quat Quatta’s Owen O’Neill, Mumm Champagne bar, wines by Frog Hollow Estate and Box Grove wines and the magnificent orange tulips by Leanne Simmons.

“We are particularly humbled by the spirit in which each of the guests came to the event. Everyone appeared to enjoy everything from the Champagne bar, the magnificent food and more importantly each other. They emotionally engaged with Bridgette and Sharon and donated from the bottom of their hearts.  Every second of our hard work was worth it, and we would do it all again!”  

Mandy Mandie, program director, Koala Kids Foundation.

“Capital Property Marketing is beyond excited about the lunch and thrilled to have been involved. The lunch was simply incredible and everyone has been talking about what a great event it was.
The venue, the food, the auction, everything!”

Gabrielle Patterson, marketing director, Capital Property Marketing. 

The combined generosity and support of everyone associated with the event will enable Koala Kids to continue to provide engaging, educational and entertaining activities and resources, to childrenand young people in cancer treatment and their families.Head to the Koala Kids Facebook Page to see the fabulous photographs and footage shot by Koala Kids volunteers, Liane Hurvitz, Liane Hurvitz Photography and Tom Nichols, Nic Nac Pictures.


Click here to visit the Koala Kids YouTube channel 

We believe Happy Helps.
Koala Kids Foundation

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