We raised $4,608 for the Love Your Sister Foundation
Each year we host a charity fundraiser to raise money for a cause close to our hearts. This year, we could not think of a more worthy charity than the ‘Love Your Sister Foundation’.
Their goal is to raise $10M to help vanquish all cancers with hard science.
Actor and OAM recipient Samuel Johnson has already raised an incredible $9M in the name of his late sister Connie Johnson, who sadly passed away in 2017 from cancer. After a lifelong battle with multiple cancers, Connie dared her younger brother to unicycle around Australia in the face of her terminal diagnosis with breast cancer.
What started as a dare, turned into a nation-wide challenge. Each community Sam unicycled to would welcome him with enormous support and inspired him to do even more for LYS. He took on any challenge the towns would throw at him – unicycle bungy jumping, sheep shearing, skydiving, bull riding and spider eating to name just a few!
Whilst we may not be jumping out of planes, we held a charity High Tea to help LYS reach their target of $10M. The event was a huge success and thanks to the generosity of our community, it far exceeded our expectations.
On Sunday 20th October, 52 guests joined us for the High Tea fundraiser, which was held at our favourite local restaurant Barolos. Guests wore a splash of pink in memory of Connie Johnson and were delighted with divine sweet treats, elegant sandwiches, traditional scones, prosecco and a special martini cocktail.
With the help of local businesses throughout Brisbane’s inner western suburbs, we organised over 30 amazing raffle prizes and silent auctions, which were given away on the day. Prizes included a weekend away at an Airbnb in Mooloolaba ($260), GHD hair straightener ($290) and a Marriot Spa Voucher ($250).
Our guest speaker was boxing champion April ‘Armageddon’ Adams who is currently Australia’s number 1 ranked female boxer and 2x Queensland champion. She shared some inspirational stories about her journey to be #1, with mental and physical wellbeing proving to be equally important.
Thanks to the generosity of our guests and the local businesses which supported our fundraiser, we were able to raise an incredible $4,608 for the Love Your Sister Foundation! Far exceeding our goal of $3,000, something we are extremely proud of.
The array of prizes sparked plenty of excitement among guests and raffle sales were a huge contributor to the funds we were able to raise. We couldn’t have done it without the support of our community and really want to thank everyone who was involved in the High Tea.
“Love Your Sister is a million strong village of every day Australians committed to vanquishing all cancers with hard science.” Together we can make a difference.
SILENT AUCTION WINNERS
Verve Hair – GHD Straightener $210 – Megan Moggill
Jan Twyford-Jones – Mooloolaba Airbnb $200 – Saskia Moon
Perfect Brow Design – Dermapen & Peel $100 – Susan Ellis
RAFFLE PRIZE WINNERS
Verve Hair – GHD Hairdryer $230 – Taylor Ramsay
Studio Pilates – 3x Pilates Vouchers $100ea – Natalie Scalia, April Adams & Wendy Hartzenberg
Toni’s Curtains & Blinds – Event Cinema Voucher $75 – Brooke Cougan
Lock N Bolt Security Pty Ltd – Keyless Digital Deadbolt $260 – Ellie Ramsay
Barolos Ristorante Italiano – Dinner Voucher $200 – Leigh Welch
Kalyans Lawyers – Bottle of Moet $62 – Georgia Dozzi
United Fight Team – Private Boxing Lesson $50 – Margy George
Luxury Domestic Cleaning – 2x Cases Assorted Wines $105ea – Brooke Cougan & Chi Nguyen
De Jonge – Luxury Tea Set $100 – Alison Garrison
Power Solutions – Pamper Pack & Verve $100- Natalie Scalia
Indooroopilly Laundromat – 2x Laundry Vouchers $50ea – Michelle Cao & Tracey McCabe
Daisy’s Florists – Florist Voucher $100 – Chi Nguyen
VetShopAustralia.com.au – Pupper Pamper Pack $150 – Chi Nguyen
Modern Look Painters – Champagne & Pure Indulgence Box $250 – Terie-Lea Tobin
Byrony O’Neill Estate Agents – Flavours of Queensland – Maddie McCabe
Richard Anderson – Garden Service $100 – Kirsty Faichen
Fine Hampers – Gourmet Gift Hamper $200 – Georgia Dozzi
Abode Cafe – Brunch Voucher $50 – Jacqui Bermingham
realestate.com.au – Marriot Spa Voucher $250 – Carole Cougan
Blake & Taylor – Boutique Pamper Basket $250 – Megan Moggill
Beds R Us Macgregor – Gel Pillow Set $400 – Leigh Welch
Mayfield Chocolates – 32pc Chocolate Box $70 – Orlando Martinez
Craig James Handy Man – Bunnings Voucher $20 – Carole Cougan
Love Your Sister – Signed book, Shirt & Bottle – Jan Twyford-Jones