“The Best Things In Life” Dinner – Melbourne 2017

Saturday, 24 June 2017 Posted in Past Events, 2017

Our third biennial Melbourne “Best Things In Life” Dinner generously hosted by Dan Murphy’s was held on Wednesday, April 24 at the RACV City Club. It was an extraordinary evening and more than $200,000 was raised (after costs) to help us achieve our vision of doubling the number of survivors of Pancreatic Cancer by 2020.

A huge thank you to Dan Murphy's for organising and hosting the evening, in particular Campbell Stott, whose support has been unwavering over the three dinners held in Melbourne, and to Yolanda, Sophie and all the Dan’s team for their tireless efforts in making this year’s dinner such a huge success.

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  • The RACV City Club was our venue this year.

  • The many auction items on display.

  • Some of our happy guests on the night.

  • Our dinner underway.

  • Television personality Jules Lund was our energetic MC for the night.

  • Evaluating the auction items before placing their bids.

  • Dan Murply's CEO Campbell Stott gave the welcome address.

  • Our guests enjoying the evening.

  • Co-founder and Director Caroline Kelly gave an update on the Foundations progress.

  • Charlene Yates Bishop spoke of how Pancreatic Cancer had affected her families life.

  • Tamara was our Auctioneer for the night.

  • Bidding for the live auction was brisk and exciting.

  • Marty Hankin, a Pancreatic Cancer "survivor" and his wife Wendy, with Campbell and Caroline.

We are so grateful to our amazing corporate friends at Red Jelly, Wellcom and Coca-Cola Amatil who have contributed to the Foundation from the very first day and continue to support us at every event. We would also like to thank Willett Marketing for all their help and effort in the lead up to the event and on the night.

A big thank you to Jules Lund for doing a fantastic job of MC, our wonderful auctioneer, Tamara, who made sure the bidding didn’t stall and the maximum was achieved from the live auction. We would also like to sincerely thank Charlene for sharing her story with everyone in the room.

Thank you to everyone who attended, supported the auction and donated on the night. And to the very kind-hearted people who bought prizes on the night and then donated them back to the Foundation or to a Pancreatic Cancer sufferer, your generosity is greatly appreciated.

We would especially like to acknowledge the companies that bought tables and attended the dinner. It was a very special night only made possible by each and everyone who attended and helped out in the lead up and on the night.

Check out the Photo Gallery of the night here >>