Late last year as I took on the role of State Rep Qld I was introduced to Hannah, Natalie and Jenny.
They had this great idea to hold a fundraiser. We immediately started brainstorming and scribbling down ideas. After a couple of meetings our fundraiser was taking shape. We had the Greenhouse Factory on board as a venue, Emma on board to create eye catching posters and tickets, and Marion for guidance and support. It was all coming together. We started selling tickets 6 weeks before the event. We all hit the road with lots of enthusiasm, spreading the word in our local communities and sourcing raffle prizes to assist in boosting our potential profits. We were all excited and even more excited to have confirmation that our President Leif Cocks was able to attend and speak at the event.
On the night tickets were still selling at the door. A total of 71 people attended. The crowd enjoyed live music, our signature cocktails of Jungle Juice and the most amazing vegetarian canapés. The total raised on the night was $4000+. An amazing effort by all. The funds raised will contribute greatly to projects in Kalimantan, Ketapang and other areas of Indonesia.
It has been a successful month for Queensland. We also had our first market stall in Mareeba, thanks to the efforts of Nathan Sutherland. Nathan and his family had great success at their first stall selling trees and merchandise to raise a whopping $336. A fantastic result and a family with huge enthusiasm. Their stall looked fantastic. We look forward to hearing more success stories from Northern Queensland. Thank you Nathan.