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Charities

Posted on October 29, 2015 by Candice Kennedy

Since our last newsletter the firm and its staff have participated in a number of charitable events.

Variety of Choice Home Lottery

This year GeersSullivan is proudly associated with the inaugural Variety of Choice Home Lottery which saw one lucky West Australian win a $1,000,000 Plunket home of their choice or $1,000,000 in cash. The lottery was run by Variety – the children’s charity of WA, to help raise vital funds to provide practical equipment, programs and experiences to positively impact the lives of children in need, and their families, right across the state. Variety WA and Plunkett gave the winner the choice to either build a one million dollar home or take the million dollars in cash. The major and minor prize draw was conducted at our office on the 14th September 2015 and saw the lucky West Australian become an instant millionaire!

Our firm was proud to assist Variety with the provision of our knowledge and expertise and we look forward to being involved in the years to come. We would also like to thank those clients that supported the lottery by buying a ticket.

Make a meal

The team from GeersSullivan cooked up a storm for the Make a Meal Program at the Ronald McDonald House on the 2nd of October. After a few busy hours, the team came through with a great three course meal with options for all to enjoy.

The team’s devilled sausages with creamy potato mash was gone very quickly with people coming back for seconds…and even a few people coming back for thirds. The vegan lentil pasta was also a big hit, especially with the kids! The dish of the night would have to be the lasagne, which was a family recipe from one of the team members, everyone thoroughly enjoyed this dish.

Dessert also did not go to waste as everyone came back for more. With an option of apple and rhubarb crumble, mini pavlova surprise topped with delicious berries, passionfruit and mint, it was safe to say that everyone went to bed with full tummies.

It was a great experience had by all, and it is just something small we could do to help those in need. We look to cooking for the house again, which should be in the lovely kitchen at the new Ronald McDonald House in Nedlands due for completion shortly.

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 Oxfam Trailwalker

You may recall the weather over the 2nd  weekend in October was particularly hot given Spring had only recently commenced, well no one experienced that more than Jay Wakefield his wife Francine and their Oxfam Trailwalker team mates Andrew and Tanya Dean. The Oxfam Trailwalk involves teams of four tackling 100km of Australian bush within a 48 hour period and raising funds to help Oxfam overcome poverty and injustice around the world.

The walk commenced for the team at 8am on Friday morning in Darlington and finished 36 hours and 5 minutes later at Ray Owen Reserve in Lesmurdie. I can report that the team were only able to get one hour of sleep over their 36 hour odyssey but pulled up considerably well given the heat and the distance. Of the 200 teams that started the 100km trek 68 finished with all four members present with our team coming in at number 51.

They exceeded their fundraising target of $4,000 by raising $6,860.  Jay, Francine, Andrew and Tanya would like to thank the people that supported them physically during the event and to those who supported the team with donations.

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GeersSullivan cooks up a feast for families at Ronald McDonald House

Posted on September 12, 2014 by Helen Cooper

 

make a meal web photoEvery year the staff here at GeersSullivan put together teams to cook up a feast for families staying at Ronald McDonald House. It has been a tradition with the firm since 2005 and this year was no exception with 3 teams giving up their time to plan a 3 course menu, buy the freshest produce on the day and prepare wonderful home cooked meals for about 30 people.

Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home for the families of seriously sick children who are undergoing treatment at Princess Margaret Hospital. Not having to worry about what is for dinner may seem like a small thing, but it gives the families a chance to concentrate on what is most important – helping their ill children. Families are often uprooted from their normal lives with little warning and can spend weeks or even months many thousands of kilometres from home.

After a few busy hours of peeling, slicing, dicing, frying and baking the first team for his year served up a sensational 3 course meal with options for everyone to enjoy. Emily’s pumpkin soup was delicious and the macaroni cheese lovingly prepared by Piera-Lee was a big hit with not only the kids but the adults as well! We roasted up crumbed mini drumsticks, two legs of lamb and two melt in your mouth scotch fillets served with crispy roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese, corn on the cob, a couple of side vegies and gravy to top it all off!

The kids were very happy with ice cream for their sweets especially when they had lots of yummy choices for their toppings. Ryan impressed with putting together two scrumptious homemade crumbles for the adults who could still fit sweets in!! Apple & rhubarb and apple & berry crumble topped off with lump free custard – very nice!  None of these dishes would have come together with out the help of Jessica and Annie – it was a real team effort and what a wonderful feast it was!

GeersSullivan is proud to have been a major supporter of the Ronald McDonald House and to give a little bit back to those in need is a big part of what defines us as an organisation.

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