Woodlands Women’s Charity Day 2018

“I have great pleasure in announcing that this year we have raised approx $18,000 at our annual Charity/Open Day, and our Committee would really like to congratulate and thank all our Woodlands members (both men & women) for their generosity and continued support! Both our giant raffle (32 prizes) and silent auctions (15 items) proved very successful with many happy winners spread nicely amongst members, staff & visitors (please see the list below). We are very grateful to the many members who donated beautiful raffle prizes and items for the Silent Auction.

I would also like to thank Marge Jones for her beautiful plant stall which looked so colourful and smelt divine, to Ro Simondson and Rae Brown for co-ordinating and presenting a delicious cake stall, stocked full of yummy homemade creations, and to Kay Mahlook & Helen O’Sullivan for welcoming and organising the bridge/solo, mahjong and scrabble ladies so well. As usual, our Money Tree (thanks Trish McCormack, Kerri Young & Sue McEniry) was another great fundraiser, as was our second hand book stall, a terrific idea from Committee member Pam Saul. This new inclusion to our day raised $448 …. thank you to all those who donated (and then bought more!!) books. Finally, a big thanks also to the Tuesday Bridge Ladies who presented us with a generous $600 donation 🙏 

As usual our staff played a major role in the success of the day, as too our team of women volunteers, so our thanks to all of them for their help and attention on the day. Charity Day is a major event on the Women’s calendar and takes many months of planning. Praise and credit also goes to our Committee for all their extra hours and hard work. We still have a few fundraising ideas to pursue before we proudly hand over our cheque to Yarrabah later this year. Hopefully we can share that moment with most of you present.” 

Robyn Cashion, Women’s President

To view Raffle & Silent Auctions winners please click HERE

Published on 11th September 2018 in Guests News, Members News

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