Our second Melbourne “Best Things in Life” corporate fundraising dinner was hosted by Dan Murphy’s on Thursday 28th May at Myer Mural Hall. It was a wonderful night!
A big thank you to Dan Murphy’s, in particular General Manager Campbell Stott and Marketing Manager Yolanda Uys, for their support and generosity in coordinating this event. Thank you also to Myer for organising the Myer Mural Hall as the stunning venue for this dinner.
230 guests from many leading companies across Australia attended the evening and we were delighted to receive such positive feedback from them of the event.
Tim Campbell was incredible as MC and he and his band were terrific entertainment throughout the evening. Thank you to Tim for bringing an amazing energy to the evening.
This night saw pancreatic cancer survivor George Hillen speak about his diagnosis with pancreatic cancer, his surgery and treatment, and his incredibly successful trek of Mt Kilimanjaro which has raised $131,728 for research into Pancreatic Cancer for Avner’s Foundation. Caroline Kelly spoke about her own experience and about the efforts of the Foundation to change the outcomes of the disease.
As always, Andrew Caillard was amazing as the auctioneer on the night and ensured the maximum was achieved from the live auction.
A big thank you to Red Jelly for the beautiful design work for the event and to Wellcom for printing all the materials for the dinner – they have been great supporters of the Foundation since day one.
Thank you to all the companies who bought tables at the dinner, who donated auction items, who bought auction items and donated money. It was a great night of entertainment, food and conversation culminating in excess of $183,000 being raised for the Foundation to use towards it’s vision of doubling the number of survivors by 2020.
Myer, Australian Vintage, Treasury Wines Estate, Wellcom, ALH Group, Diageo, Carat, Coca Cola Amatil, Lion Nathan, Bacardi Lion, Fine Wine Partners, Hardie Grant Media, Coldstream Brewery, Bluestar, Accolade Wines, William Grant & Sons Australia, Taylor’s Wines, Pernod Ricard Australia, Warburn Estate, Carlton United Breweries, Campari, Aztec, Asahi Premium Beverages, McWilliams Wines, Rathbone Wine Group, Sante Wines, Stuart Wines Company, Australian Wine International, Agnew Wines, Brown Foreman, Multi Channel Network