The Moltoni family are a powerhouse unit all fundraising together this year to support their brother who has been diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s. Their fundraising was so successful that they managed to raise over $12,000 making them the second highest community fundraisers for this year P4P campaign! Congratulations to the Moltoni family. We spoke to Hannah Moltoni about all the family did this year for Pause 4 Parkinson’s.
My cousin, Olivia, really got the ball rolling. She heard about Pause for Parkinson’s month and started planning an event and then more family members and friends jumped on board! They have all put in so much work, training, walking around with tins, all the work that goes into putting on an event, getting amazing raffle prizes!
They’re all in Perth and I’m in Sydney so I’ve really just come on a few weeks ago doing what I can on social media and I’ll mc the event.
Previously, my brother, Chas Moltoni, did a marathon and raised over $10,000. We did donations instead of gifts for our wedding and raised around $5,000, and my mother-in-law did an arts and crafts fundraiser called Hearts for Parkinson’s which raised $5,500.
Our initial idea was to have someone shave their head and do a quiz night for the actual event. Esther put her hand up to shave her head and we set about organising the quiz night by looking for sponsors, raffle prizes and a venue.
The Clancy’s Fish Pub in Fremantle supported the event by allowing us to use their venue for free. We charged people $30 a ticket and also had a raffle on the night with prizes donated from local businesses.
What Drives Your Commitment to find a cure for Parkinson’s?
A family member diagnosed with early onset PD at the age of 30 (pictured below).
Who supported you from the local community?
Biggest sponsor – Fremantle Co Real Estate $1000 worth for the first prize – 2 night stay at the New Discovery Eco-Village Rottnest Resort with transfer there and back. A Meal for 2 at the incredible Pinky’s Beach Club – Valued at $1000.
2nd Prize – Premier Electrical (Graham Moles business) – Swan Valley Wine Tour in your very own Chauffer driven 1962 Convertible Cadillac for you and 3 friends.
3rd Prize – Corsaire Aviation – 1 person instructional ride in a helicopter – you get the chance to drive the helicopter yourself!
4th Prize – Power Dive Fremantle – $200 Gift Voucher for their store
5th Prize – Massage Voucher
6th Prize – Split System Clean – Free Aircon service valued at $140
Quiz Table Prize winners
Sponsored by Little Creatures Brewery, Quintis Sandalwood Album, Fremantle Co Real Estate.
Pure Australian Sandalwood Gift Pack Valued at $150.
Brewery Tour and Tasting for 4 people at the Fremantle Brewery – Little Creatures.
6 Pack of Little Creatures Beers.
Bits and bobs from Little Creatures (Key rings, hats)
Bits and bobs from Fremantle Co Real Estate
How did it all go in the end?
Esthers head shave goal was $5000 and our total goal was $10000 for event including the head shave. About a week or 2 before the event Esther had already reached her goal of $5000 and by the end of the night on 30th April Esther had raised over $7000 alone. From selling tickets online prior to the event, and raffle tickets on the night we raised over $4000. Anthony Cooper had one of his friends put his hand up to raise some money in a short period of time to shave his head into a mullet before he flew back home over seas. He raised $1200. Altogether we raised over $12000 in total.
The night was very successful and everyone had a good time.
Feeling like we are doing something to help instead of feeling helpless and powerless watching someone we love suffering
Best advice for people looking to Shake It Up?
Just do it!! It’s not as complicated and overwhelming as it seems once you get started and you’ll be surprised by how many people want to get involved. Every bit helps!