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Published: October 17th 2011
The Annual Lifestart Foundation Christmas In July Charity Dinner and Silent Auction was held on Saturday 30th of July in Melbourne, Australia.
A huge thank you to all who attended and supported this event. Thank you also to those who organised a table or two of guests and to those of you who donated wonderful items for our Silent Auction. We had close to 100 items in the Silent Auction which made for a terrific range of goodies on offer. A big thank you to Loren Ward for her co ordination of the Silent Auction.
A great night was had by all who attended. Santa ( aka Rod Brown ) greeted guests as they arrived. Damian Nicholas
was our M.C for the evening ensuring that the evening ran smoothly.
Our $20 game of Heads or Tails saw the lucky winner go home with $1,000 cash and the rest of us having a fun time playing the game.
The 59" Flat Screen TV Raffle was a huge hit with the winner going home with a fabulous 3D TV.
Nghiem Le, a well loved Vietnamese vocalist entertained us all at the beginning of the evening and our regular band Minute By Minute
FLOOR SHOW - RIO
The girls from Rio dancing with the guests.
Michelle Drew kept our toes tapping throughout the night.
One of the highlights was the Floor Show by Rio, who thoroughly entertained everyone.
We also had a wonderful array of products to sell from the Lifestart Foundation Workshop
This was our best year to date in terms of fundraising. I am extremely happy to announce that we raised
$25,474 AUD after expenses on the night! This figure is the result of a lot of hard work and good will by many people. Thank you to you all who helped to make the night a success. It really is a team effort and your help is sincerely appreciated.
This money will fund the Lifestart Foundation Free School
for another year and will be a major help to all of the Lifestart project work in the forthcoming year.
A big thank you to all who helped in the setting up of the venue on the Friday the 29th and to all of the volunteers who helped during the evening.
I hope that you will all support this event again in 2012 and help Lifestart Foundation reach it's 2012 target of $26,000+. Book Saturday 28th of July 2012 into your diaries now!
THE WINNER OF THE $20 GAME
A terrific prize of $1,000 cash!
We were fortunate to have Celenii Event Services donate their time to video
the evening for us. A big thank you to Linh Chau from Celenii for her time and work on this video which is available on the following link. http://vimeo.com/28117656
If you haven't been to our Annual Fundraiser as yet then I hope that you will consider joining us in 2012.
Lots of Love from Karen www.lifestartfoundation.org.au
You can also purchase items from the Lifestart Foundation Workshop on our online store
which now has many of our products available including those which would be perfect as Christmas presents!
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