Christchurch Earthquake

Welcome to our blog site where students at the Royal Children's Hospital can follow our project. Our aim is to gain an understanding of the Christchurch earthquake and how it has affected the young people of Christchurch. Our hope is to fundraise money through our projects that will benefit those affected.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Greg Somerville BBQ a big success

On Sunday the 16th , before the Australia vs New Zealand Rugby World Cup semi final, Allesha and I went down to the Station Hotel in Prahran to support the BBQ that was being hosted by former All Black and Melbourne Rebels player Greg Somerville. The hotel manager Dave had organised the guest appearance, purchased the food and had very kindly decided that all proceeds would go to our Trans Tasman project. (THANK-YOU DAVE!!)  We found Greg to be a very warm  and personable person who was genuinely very interested in  our project.  From Christchurch, he has a very good understanding of the difficult times the community has and continues to go through and thought our project was great. Not only did he donate his time, he also made a donation which was fabulous:)

While Greg chatted to the patrons, Allesha and I took the opportunity to sell the merchandise throughout the venue. I must say the customers were exceptionally supportive and bought plenty of our merchandise. 

We left before the game but I think we raised an additonal $200 which is fantastic.

A big thank you to the Station Hotel and all the staff for supporting us so tremendously. As some of you would know, the New Zealand All Blacks were victorious over the Wallabies and play in this Sunday's final.  This will be the last week the merchandise is on sale so  we will then see how much we have raised:)

Thanks again everyone,  top job! 

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