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Charity Lunch 2015

The 11th annual charity lunch demanded our close attention and, that attention to detail, paid off in staging our most successful lunch to date. Nine hundred patrons, our highest attendance ever at this function, streamed through the Crown doors at 12:29pm on Friday, 16 October, to be greeted by a beautifully assembled grand ballroom with a red Jaguar holding centre stage in the middle of the arena.

The 11th annual charity lunch demanded our close attention and, that attention to detail, paid off in staging our most successful lunch to date. Nine hundred patrons, our highest attendance ever at this function, streamed through the Crown doors at 12:29pm on Friday, 16 October, to be greeted by a beautifully assembled grand ballroom with a red Jaguar holding centre stage in the middle of the arena.
Tim Gossage, our MC of latter years, got the afternoon underway. There is none better than this man in holding an audience’s attention in what is a hectic afternoon schedule.

It is so important to communicate our message to the Australian community in an honest, albeit confronting presentation, and Tim linked the emotional connection with the audience by securing 42 Starfish pledges; providing therapeutic trauma treatment to 42 children.

Thereafter, the fun commenced. Dave Callan began the comedy; his Kiwi and South African interpretation of their use of the English language had the laugh monitors reaching high levels, but they exceeded their scales when his finale was a “Beyoncé” dance impersonation, accompanied by two young, talented side kicks.

Reigan Derry, from X Factor fame, provided some absolutely beautiful interval music and singing.
The finale of this Western Australian trio was Australia’s rising comic, Joel Creasey. The audience, particularly the younger element under 40 years, loved his style and humour.

Interspersed during the day, were the silent auction bids, raffle sales and 20 keys being sold at $5,000 a key with one winner taking the Jag. The live auction facilitated by Tim was preceded by our latest video; always launched on lunch day: ‘Keeping Them Safe’.

The afternoon moved in a blink of an eye and we had arrived at the finale; 20 key owners trying, individually to open the Barbagallo Jaguar. The car was won by George Jones’ daughter who donated the car back to Parkerville, that then went to the highest bidder in an exciting live auction.
The atmosphere at the end of the event was infectious with goodwill, good spirits and a very positive reflection on the work of Parkerville Children and Youth Care. Thank you to all our supporters and staff for being part of it.

We would also like to congratulate all our winners of our raffle at the charity lunch on the 16th of October 2015. On the day the winners drawn were :-

  • Prize 1 – The Ultimate Crown Experience – M Twigger
  • Prize 2 – McHenery Hohnen Vineyard – Ben Thompson
  • Prize 3 – Viva Photography Package $750 – Paul Andrew
  • Prize 4 – An Overnight Stay At The Crown Metropol – Marco Turco
  •  Prize 5 – Mosmans Restaurant $200 Voucher – Andrew White

Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to everybody who attended our charity lunch.

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