On the 3rd of August, 2018, we held our third Comedy Night for Wairoa School. Located in Bondi, Wairoa School provides education and support to students who have moderate and high support needs for their learning, personal care, health, behaviour and living skills.
We are delighted to announce that we have raised over $19,000 to enable Wairoa’s students to connect and engage in their learning through communication devices and interactive technologies.
In summary, we:
- sold 141 tickets
- served and scoffed 60 pizzas
- raised $1,510 in our raffle
- raised $4,365 in our silent auction
- have raised over $1,495 in on our online raffle
- laughed a lot!!
Jane Cosgrove, the parent of Gus, who attends Wairoa School, was the driving force behind the event. Her passion, energy and tenacity and especially her ability to acquire auction items ensured the night would be a success.
A massive thank you to the Helping Hand Group for their amazing support before, after and during the night, especially with the Silent Auction! The evening run smoothly thanks to you and gave us great peace of mind.
We send big hugs and thanks to everyone who attended, purchased raffle tickets and made bids on the auction items. We must make special mention to our Ambassadors: Charlotte Sherston, Ross Ingleton, Antony Millet & Hugo Clark who made a huge difference by selling a number of tickets and providing items for the auction.
We were fortunate to have a terrific line-up of comedians. We send out thanks to Tom Cashman, our MC, Gerard McGeown, Lauren Bonner, Andrew Barnett, Sam Taunton and Cam Knight, who all ensured the night was filled with laughs.
Thank you to the team at the Comedy Store, especially David Javor, for their always amazing organisation, and to Mody Grant & Albert Machala, who organised this great bunch of comedians to make the night such fun.
A special mention to our generous auction item donors: Catalina Restaurant, Palace Cinemas, Inck, Bondi Wash, Ravesi’s, Kazari Hair Studio, Aqua Bumps, Dinner Ladies, Bondi Trattoria, The Bucket List, Lox Stock & Barrel, Bills, Adina Hotels, Hargroves, Cub + Scout, Paddington Alimentari, Barbetta, Lorna and Bel, Sydney Kings, Upper Eastside, Messina, The Comedy Store, Let’s Go Surfing, VetMed, Model Co, Tuchuzy, Victor Churchill, Griffin Theatre, Sydney Theatre Co, Carolina, The Australian Ballet, Studio 504 and Sage Beauty.
Last but not least, we must also thank our volunteers, Alex, Julie, Ali, Emma, Anna, Phoebe and Rachael who did an excellent job in serving the pizzas and selling the raffle tickets!
We have already loaded some photos from the night to our Facebook page so please have a look and share with your friends.