Hawthorn Community Chest (HCC) held its most successful Trivia night to-date at the Glenferrie Primary School, Hawthorn on Friday 3rd May 2019. Raising a staggering $15,000, it was attended by a capacity crowd of 240 local residents who set aside their time and political preferences to support those in real need in our Boroondara community.
The Trivia Night was attended by HCC’s three Patrons – The Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP, Mrs Lesley Gillespie OAM with Mr Roger Gillespie OAM and Mr John Pesutto. Also in attendance were the state member for Hawthorn, Mr John Kennedy MP with his wife Dianne Lane; the Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Sally Capp with the Lord Mayor Regent, Andrew Sutherland; the HCC Committee and HCC’s loyal donors, business sponsors and local supporters.
HCC’s President Andrew Tait commented “Our Trivia Night is a keenly awaited event and has evolved over the years into our signature fundraising event. It was a fantastic evening, with everyone having a lot of fun and raising funds for our local community.”
“We are very grateful to the Principal of Glenferrie Primary School, Sue O’Sullivan for the use of the School Hall; to Treasury Wine Estates and First Choice Liquor for their contributions; to Cricket Australia, Hawthorn Football Club, PTPfit and Thinktank Social for the auction items; to the Regimental Condiment Company for the Trivia Prize; and, to the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP for the gift of a raffle hamper. We are also very grateful to Scott Patterson of Kay & Burton who conducted the auction and had people bidding competitively to raise much needed funds.”
“So far this year, HCC has approved nearly forty grants to local residents for items across a range of areas including urgent medical care, school-based items, bills and household necessities. The grants we make are varied according to what people need. They are not large, but they are life-changing. We know they make a difference. We are so grateful to our local community for uniting at our Trivia Night to support HCC’s work.”
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