Posts Tagged ‘volunteers’

$50,000 for Childhood brain cancer research

Saturday, January 18th, 2020

After a fantastic year of fundraising, at our 2018/19 AGM, the board approved donating $50,000 to Professor Bryan Day and his team at the Sid Faithfull Brain Cancer Laboratory based at the QIMR Berghofer Brisbane.

Board Member Anne Vogler along with Charity Founder Leigh Martyn were on hand to present Bryan and his team $50,000 and once again we got to see them at work in their laboratory. Bryan said ‘What you do for us (researchers) is incredible and this contribution will support ongoing research into developing new targeted therapies for children with brain cancer. We are incredibly grateful for your support’.

Leigh and Anne present $50,000, on behalf of the P4AC board and supporters, to Professor Bryan Day from the Sid Faithfull Brain Cancer research laboratory

Bryan will be back at our dinner on the 24th October, to provide an update on their research. We cannot wait to hear of the progress you and your team make Bryan. Keep up the amazing research because WE are incredibly grateful for what you do!

Pink Panther Day 3.0

Sunday, December 1st, 2019

Back in July when Brisbane Panthers Softball Club decided on doing a another Pink Panther Day they, along with us, probably had no idea how successful one fun day could be. 23rd of November – PINK PANTHER DAY proved to be a massive hit – so much so that people are already talking about what can be done to make next year even better!

Like any event fundraiser there are always so many to thanks so let’s get straight into it:

  • Panthers committee (for choosing our charity to fundraise for)
  • Brisbane Softball (special call out to Michelle and Dave Waller)
  • Pink Panther committee (special shout out to Kerry and Wayne)
  • Panthers club members for supporting the day (special shout out to Alyssa & Shianne)
  • Members of other BSA clubs who participated in the day (and looked so fine!)
  • Miki and Stealers softball for your hefty donations
  • #teamp4ac supporters for again getting behind our event
  • Jane and InCamera for the amazing pics from the day – check them out here
  • Rhegan for buying and making the fantastic B1 shirts for the day. We are thinking that perhaps next year a bigger order may be on the cards!

And of course the following who donated goods to make up our amazing raffle prizes:

  • Kylie and KJH Artworks for the beautiful ‘Strong Spirits’ print and softball;
  • Bunnings Warehouse Wynnum;
  • Stacey Porter;
  • Blue Bean Coffee; and
  • Sandy Lewis

On the day we held a BBQ along with selling a host of pink goodies. Thank you to our bakers for not only cooking the deliciousness but also for donating the food (special shout to to Tracy (and Charlotte), Kyla and Kerry (again)).

Thanks to you Lyssy for the pretty hair bands. They proved to be a real hit!

Thank you Fred and a special shout out to GE Mallan Bulk Meats for the snags and cut up onions. Who doesn’t love a snag and onion on bread! A huge shout out to Dan for being our Masterchef, especially when you were in the middle of your ‘challenge’. We’re not quite sure how you did it but of course we are incredibly grateful!

Woolworths Wynnum, Springfield and Greenbank for donating gift cards allowing us to cover the costs of any foods we purchased for the day.

It was a very long day but so worth it because the final amount raised on Pink Panther Day 3.0 was…..……… Over $4000 raised for cancer research. An absolutely amazing result and we cannot wait until PPD 4.0!

3rd times a charm….

Saturday, July 13th, 2019

Our golf day, held on the 12th July, 2019 was the perfect Winter’s day in Brisbane.

Not only was the weather perfect, the turnout, the way the game was played, the people, and the results were next level!

Before we do the drumroll on the final figure, there are so many people we would like to thank, because without them, the day would not have been in anyway the success that it was.

Paul Crooks started it last year and Justin Street followed on this year in reaching out to his contacts and bringing so many sponsors on board. These kind hearted individuals and companies are the reason we had our best ever result for our annual Charity Golf Day. In supporting us, we ask that you support them. The full list of our sponsors is below.

Once the golf is over, the fun part is the awards and the raffle. Thank you to our donors who ensured we were able to provide some fantastic prizes to our winners. Like our sponsors, we ask that you support our donors when you can.

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We are lucky enough to also have those supporters, that although they couldn’t make the day, made substantial donations. Thank you:

And of course, a huge thank you to all of those who played golf and bought raffle tickets, each and every one of you contributed to the succesful day we had and we look forward to seeing you all back on the course next year.

Thanks too, to Peter of Nudgee Golf Club – nothing is too much trouble for you! To Wendy Dunstan for taking the day off work and helping Leigh out (and being good company). To Brian Debert and his Golf Blog for getting more folk on board and for awarding the best dressed with a golf goodies pack made up by your good self. A special shout out to Brett Matheson from Decon who flew up from Melbourne to attend the day and bought an awful lot of tickets (WOW)!

The winners of the Golf day are listed below.

  • Overall winners – Brian Debert and Ross Cook (Score 61.75)
  • 2nd place – Mark Barnett and Shane Krueger (Score 64.25)
  • 3rd place – Brent Crooks and Gregory Street (Score 64.25)
  • 4th place – Bob Milne and Glen Wolfenden (Score 64.5)
  • Nearest to Pin (3rd hole) – Tas Henry (wins coolest name too)
  • Nearest to Pin (14th hole) – Brent Crooks
  • Longest drive women – Fiona Kenny
  • Longest drive men – Ross Cook

In wrapping up, the author of this note would like to thank our board member Graham McColm for the extraordinary effort he put in to ensuring our day was a success. Macca you nailed it!

And finally – the real winner of the day is the cancer research scientists because our PROFIT for the day came in at….remembering that our 1st golf day we netted $3,432 and last year $9,012……..$9735 making this our most successful golf day yet. We are so incredibly grateful!

To see some photos from the day, click here. Like our Facebook page while there so you can keep updated with our events. Thank you again!

Now what to do? Oh yes, something about a special dinner we are holding in October. To learn more, click here We want this event to be our biggest and most successful fundraiser, ever! Will you join us?