Meet some of our community heroes
THANK ♥ YOU to the following organisations and individuals who recently organised fantastic fundraising events to support the work at Mummy’s Wish - and many thanks also go to all who supported these events and activities. It’s these regular and generous contributions of time, effort and donations within local communities that help Mummy’s Wish continue to support local mums with cancer across Australia.
The Blackbutt Hotel - New Lambton, NSW
Hosted by Fiona O’Connor, from the Blackbutt Hotel, the 9th annual Women’s Dinner was held in memory of a much-loved local mum, Carole - and to support the work of Mummy’s Wish.
Thank you so much to the Newcastle community for supporting this event so generously, which raised a terrific $10,465. We’d also like to make a special mention and thank those close to Carole, who were on hand to share the Mummy’s Wish story. We hope all who attended had a lovely night.
Orion Hotel Springfield, Springfield, Qld
Presenting its third successful ‘Bubbles for Boobs’ lunch on 17 August, the team at Spotted Gum Restaurant (Orion Hotel Springfield) raised a tremendous $12,253 - the amount to be shared between Mummy’s Wish and BreastScreen Ipswich Service. The lovely guests enjoyed an afternoon of great food, drinks and entertainment. Our many thanks and gratitude to all who attended, and to the sponsors for their very generous contribution to a fabulous afternoon.
Brisbane Lions 50:50 Charity Raffle
During the AFL season Mummy’s Wish was excited to be invited by the Brisbane Lions to be their 50-50 Charity Raffles partner for the Lions nail-biting game against Geelong, at the Gabba in August.
Popular at sporting events, 50-50 Charity Raffles enables invited charities to conduct a raffle, where 50% of the total raised goes to the winning raffle ticket holder, and the other 50% to the nominated charity.
Thanks to the generosity of AFL fans at the Gabba on the day, Mummy’s Wish raised more than $12,000. A cheque for $6,095 went home with the lucky winner - not bad for a day at the footy!
Community fundraisers come in all shapes and sizes…
The Mummy’s Wish fundraising supporters continue to wow us with their commitment to raise vital funds and awareness for Mummy’s Wish at these fun events that bring people in their community together.
Our thanks and gratitude go to: Jessica N (Vic), who held a 'Footy Colours' day at her daycare centre; Meg J (Qld), who asked friends and family to make a donation for her 21st Birthday; Jennifer D (SA), who organised a movie night to encourage friends to catch up, Joy O (Qld) & Renee O (Qld), both ran a marathon; Robyn C (NSW) who got the heart pumping with some Zumba; Kids from Mother Teresa Catholic Primary School (Vic) who raised funds with their crazy hat day; and CUA North Lakes (Qld) who held a community Disco for the kids (big & small).