HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2012
We are grateful to numerous individuals and businesses who contributed to raise the profile of our important research during 2012. In addition, the generosity of businesses and enthusiasm of members of the research team helped to raise vital funds through donations and participation in the City2Surf and the Sydney Running Festival. Schools also co-operated in promoting our research. We are particularly grateful to students from Kambala and Ravenswood who committed to supporting our research as part of the charity component of the Duke of Edinburgh program.
Our PRaMM running team “Bring it on Baby” battled the elements on a cold, wet day at the City2Surf raising over $13,000. All runners said that despite the weather, the experience was great and that they particularly enjoyed the added component of raising funds for research. It was a glorious Spring day for the Sydney Running Festival. Described as “Australia’s most scenic course”, it was a perfect opportunity for families to enjoy together. The runners raised over $12,000.
We are very grateful to Drs Michelle Chen and Steven Tan who on two consecutive years donated first prize in the PRaMM raffle of 5 night’s accommodation at Pearl Beach. All of the other generous donors are listed below with the names of the prize winners. Nearly $3,000 was raised through the PRaMM raffle.
Raffle prize winners were as follows:
1. Kamila Marzec – 5 night’s accommodation at Pearl Beach valued at $1800
donated by Drs Michelle Chen and Steven Tan
Brendon Yenson – A bracelet from Pastiche valued at $400
Helen Waters – Swarovski Silver Crystal ‘Butterfly on Flower’ valued at $385
Sanders – Degustation meal and mating wines at Galileo Restaurant,
Observatory Hotel valued at $380
Beth and Ross Dieters – Barrenjoey House Palm Beach Escape Package –
dinner, bed and breakfast valued at $340
M Jankelowitz – “Full day styling session” at
Pearson’s School of Floristry valued at $275
Nicole Jackson – Travel voucher from Campus Travel valued at $250
Jill Gavin - Dinner for two at Mrs Top Restaurant
Sara Sedgley – Gift voucher from Shack valued at $100
F Jagavkar – Floral Bouquet donated by Jenny Park valued at $100
Nick Vass – Middle Harbour Coffee Cruise valued at $98
Ian Bake – Smirnoff Vodka and Cocktail shaker