Cambodia Fundraising Dinner
Having recovered from their exertions in the SMH Half Marathon just a few weeks ago, on 31 May W+K were back on the fundraising trail for the firm’s Cambodian house building project.
Cambodian Footprint team members COO Andrew Price, Senior Associate Heidi Nash-Smith and HR Advisor Karen Pritchard hosted a fundraising dinner at Manta Restaurant at Woolloomooloo’s Finger Wharf. More than 50 people attended the event, which included not only a fantastic 3 course meal but also a raffle and auction.
Serious bidding wars ensued over a painting by renowned Sydney artist Jo Bertini (who will also be travelling to Cambodia this November with the W+K team) and a private dinner for 10, cooked in the winning bidder’s home by La Grillade’s Head Chef! Raffle prizes and auction lots were generously donated by a number of individuals and businesses and other prizes included accommodation packages in the Blue Mountains and Yarra Valley, a set of Kailis pearl cufflinks, dinner vouchers, gourmet hampers, bottles of wine and vintage champagne, spa treatments and a personal shopping trip.
It was an evening of great food, great company, great prizes and, most importantly, great generosity, with over $9,000 being raised to take the team close to their $20,000 fundraising target!
Thank you to all who attended the dinner and to those who supported the event through donating the fantastic array of raffle prizes and auction lots. Photos of the night’s festivities can be found on the link below, as well as an article that featured in Lawyers Weekly.
For additional information on W+K’s fundraising efforts, please visit our page on the Tabitha Foundation’s website http://www.tabitha.org.au/cms/wks-cambodian-footprint–nov-2012 or to learn more about the Foundation itself and the great work it does, go to http://www.tabitha.org.au/cms/.
Lawyers Weekly article: http://www.lawyersweekly.com.au/news/lawyers-dig-deep-to-build-homes-in-cambodia
Lawyers Weekly, weekly wrap up video: http://www.lawyersweekly.com.au/video/weekly-law-report-405/06/2012