SUN MAY 3 Denis & Tricia Horgan hosted nearly two hundred people for lunch at Leeuwin Estate Winery in Margaret River and helped raise $309,000 for Telethon.
Two planes were donated by Network Aviation to fly the crowd and Southwest Coachlines provided four busses to get people to and from the airport and Leeuwin Estate. Champagne and canapes were served on the estate balcony before guests headed to the gallery for lunch prepared by chef Dany Angove.
Two stiring speeches by Bec Johnson the General Manager of Telethon Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre and Jonathan Carapetis, Director of Telethon Kids Institute engaged people to bid enthusiastically in an auciton where no less than three car dealers at the lunch decided to throw in $15,000 cars each!
The Perth Symphony Orchestra were on hand to provide beautiful performances at several points throughout the afternoon before people headed back to Perth.
This annual event has now raised over $700,000 for Telethon since it began in 2011. The idea is the brainchild of Denis & Tricia Horgan who wanted to do something special for Telethon. Guests dined on seafood and beef along with Art Series wines from Leeuwin Estate.
Telethon CEO Steve Mummery said at the event “Every cent from every dollar people paid to be part of this event goes to Telethon and that only happens as of the result of such generosity of the companies involved in getting everybody there on the day”.
Thanks to the following companies for making this event such a success for Telethon;
Leeuwin Estate – Denis & Tricia Horgan for all the food and wine and many auction items;
Network Aviation for donating two planes and catering + BP Fuel for donating the aviation fuel
Southwest Coachlines for donating four busses
Rosendorff’s for donating a tennis bracelet to auction
Crown Perth for donating auction items
AHG for organising the Perth Symphony Orchestra and covering their costs, plus organising many auction items.