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.