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.
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.