I have finally tied up all of the loose ends of such a special day and can provide a long overdue up date now that the silent auction prizes accounted for, returned cake tins, washing baskets, lost bags, thank-you’s sent and above all recovered from the enormous overwhelming feeling the day inspired in me.


For those of you that saw Ed on the day you may have noticed our little guy quite affected by the heat which was a stark reminder of the slow but inevitable decline caused by NPC, obviously very difficult to watch as a parent. I am pleased to report that he has turned a bit of a corner for the better and seems to be really benefitting from the couple of hours each morning of stimulation at either school, family day care or time with the lovely Jannine at play group. He’s actually in really good spirits this week and looking forward to his “big boy holiday” at Bear Cottage this weekend whilst I make a solo voyage to Melbourne for a mini break- but more on that later.


I am very amazed and excited to announce that the total amount raised for the day is just under $13 000. The day would not have happened if it was not for the hard work of Sadie Davis, Angela Jackson, Nicole O’Donnell and Julie Meynell so thank-you very much lovely ladies for your care, hard work, love and support.


To follow is an approximate breakdown of the stalls along with the names of those amazing people who made each of these stalls the success they were:


Jumping Castle:                                 $875

The Edmunds Family; The Longstaff Family; The Ryerson Family

Lemonade Stall and Lucky Dip:       $250

The Edmunds Family


BBQ:                                                   $875

The McKenzie Family; The Hamilton/Glinsky Family; The Pavely Family; The Hewson Family; Ralph O’Donnell for the loan of the BBQ


Cake Stall:                                          $985

Julie Meynell and Angela Jackson



Book Stall:                                          $880

Nicole O’Donnell and Sadie Davis


Toy Stall:                                            $824

Amanda Keirsey and Paula Walls


Silent Auction:                                   $4100

Stephanie Malone


Chocolate Guessing Competition & Verve Raffle:

Chocolates donated by Vanessa Hill

Verve Champagne and Gorge Jensen cooler donated by Jo Glinsky and ??


Chocolate and champagne raffles and gate Entry Donation: $4200


A massive thanks to Val Murray and Brian Hamer from Balgowlah Bowling Club for donating such a great venue.


I would also like to thank the following people for their generous silent Auction donations:


Amanda Kiersey- Manly Pantry Voucher

Amie Rochester & Brian Boyle: Tyrrel’s Wine box, Coffee Machine and Pods

Angela Osbon- Wiltshire BBQ

Bell Leisure- Sam Bell 2 x Mini Blue Sports and Movement Program for Pre Schoolers

Rhythm Factory -Bonita Lloyd- Rhythm Factory School Holiday Program

Brendon Atkinson- Basketball personally signed by LeBron James

Hoyts Movie Voucher x 3: Catherine and Aiden Machon

Catherine Robertson- Reiki Sessions with Catherine Robertson

Colleen Chisholm- 2 x handmade children’s quilts

Debbie McInnes- a selection of holiday reading books

Evergreen Music Ben Marshall- 5 x 30 minute private music lessons

Jacqui Manning- Life Coaching Session

Jannine Marsden- Babysitting by Jannine Marsden

Jenny Massingham Kindermusik- 1 Terms Fees

Jo Glinsky- Alfresco Emporium Homewares, Collaroy Voucher

Katie Brown Yoga Babes- Books, DVD’s and yoga classes

Kimberly and Lucinda Logstaff- Handmade Chocolate Hamper

Margaret Malone: Stylz Hair Voucher; 1 case of red wine; 1 case of white wine

Margaret Rochester: Handmade Crochet Rugs

Mario at Pro Design Builders- 2 sugar free, dairy free chocolate hampers

Nick Simmonds/ Ice Breaker Gym Gear: $150 voucher

Nick Whalan: Penfolds St Henri Shiraz 2006

Nicola Molloy- Babysitting by Nicola Molloy- Steph Malone’s friend- 4hrs

Peter Thomson & FDC: 3 bottles of wine

Peita Daly: Shirvington Interior Design- 5 hours of Interior Design Consult

Phyllis Richards: Manicure and Pedicure Voucher

Will’s and Pavely Families: Balloons Aloft Hunter Valley Gift Voucher

Yvonne Hollis: Channel No 5 Parfume

Wendy Lankford: Handmade Pearl Bracelet and Necklace


















Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s