With World Parkinson’s Day earlier this week, we are excited to share with you some of the fantastic fundraising events that have been happening around Australia. Below are just a handful of events that have taken place so far – with many exceeding their fundraising targets! Events are still happening throughout April – so there is still time to get involved.
Lennox Head IGA
The team at Lennox Head IGA made sure all the cars in the area sparkled at their car wash for a cure on Sunday 10 April.
There was plenty of fun had by all, but most of all, they were pleased by the amount of support from locals, raising over $800 on the day!
Shake It Up Event Manager Melanie teamed up with her mum Roslyn to host a beautiful morning tea for family and friends.
With an array of delicious savories and sweets, beautiful decorations and some amazing raffle prizes, Mel and Roslyn raised $1,000.
2nd Chance Building Supplies
The team at 2nd Chance Building Supplies rallied behind their staff member with Parkinson’s Brian by hosting their own Pause 4 Parkinson’s sausage sizzle!
The whole team stopped by for the fundraising lunch, including local police officers – there to support the cause. Their hard work paid off, with the team raising over $1,700!
Brooke and Chelsee
A morning tea success for Brooke and Chelsea who were joined by 17 adults, 2 kids and 2 babies for their Pause 4 Parkinson’s morning tea on Monday!
The girls set up an online fundraising page encouraging people to support Australian Parkinson’s research, as well as holding a raffle on the day (with a big thanks to The Coffee Club at Cockburn Gateways for the donated coffee vouchers).
They exceeded their fundraising target by raising a total of $1,400 at their event!
Bev’s Bright Sparks
Bev and her Bright Sparks team threw one amazing fundraising night last Thursday 7 April in La Perouse.
There was delicious food, fantastic cocktails and some amazing raffle prizes up for grabs.
With the venue – Little Lily’s, also throwing their support behind the night, Bev’s Bright sparks raised almost $6,000!
Victoria, along with her sisters Emily and Belinda gathered over 50 of their friends and family to Pause 4 Parkinson’s. Their mum, who is living with Parkinson’s is the driving force behind their successful event, inspiring the girls to raise close to $3,000!