CMC Property Services has raised over $88,000 for Very Special Kids at its 20th Anniversary Birthday Gala on Saturday evening.
The birthday gala was held in Malvern on the grounds of Very Special Kids, with more than 200 guests including CMC customers and partners, suppliers, friends and staff joined in the celebrations.
CMC’s Chief Executive Officer Paul McCann said that he was thrilled with the result. “We were hoping to achieve two key outcomes at the gala, to celebrate CMC’s achievements over the past 20 years and say thanks to our team, customers and partners. We also hoped to raise much needed funds for Very Special Kids through an auction, raffle and pledge. I am pleased that we were able to achieve both outcomes.”
“It costs $1,000 to provide one night of respite care for a child at Very Special Kids House. This result means that collectively, we have made it possible for 88 children to stay at the hospice.”
At the birthday gala, paintings, holiday packages and premium event tickets were sold off in an auction and raffle along with a pledge to raise money for Very Special Kids. All auction and raffle items were kindly donated by CMC partners, suppliers and friends.
A big thanks goes to Harry the Hirer and Big Kitchen Events for helping put the event on at our property in Malvern.
On Friday 5 September six game-ready panellists will debate the positives and negatives of the AFL’s equalisation policies by asking the question “Should the AFL support charity clubs?”.
On the Yes side we have
- Andrew Demetriou – businessman, former AFL player and CEO of the AFL for over 10 years up to June 2014
- Mark Stevens – Chief Football Reporter at Channel Seven
- Wayne Carey – former AFL player leading North Melbourne to eight consecutive finals appearances including seven straight preliminary finals, three grand finals and two premierships
And on the No side we have
- Tim Watson – played for Essendon with accolades including three time premiership player, four time Essendon best and fairest, Essendon captain and AFL Hall of Fame inductee
- Tom Harley – former player and Captain for Geelong leading the club to 2007 and 2009 premierships. He was named Captain of the Year by the AFL Players Association in 2008, which was the same year he gained All-Australian selection for the first time
- And Greg Champion – an avid AFL fan and Adelaide supporter, Greg has penned many tunes on the Australian game. Of these, the most famous is the iconic “That’s the Thing About Football”
Who will you barrack for?
Hosted by Channel 7’s Jim Wilson, the debate is sure to be entertaining. All proceeds from the event will go the Very Special Kids Piggy Bank Appeal.
Congratulations to Jenny Fast, one of our very special volunteers, for winning the City of Stonnington’s Citizen of the Year Award in the Community Service category. Continue reading
As part of the commitment to improve services to families, Very Special Kids House recently appointed Dr Simon Cohen as a Chief Medical Officer on a part time basis. Continue reading