Beef and Burgundy raises thousands for Friedreich’s Ataxia

beef and burgundy 4 dec 14 (6)by Heather Robertson, Community Information and Resource Centre

All that really can be said is ‘WOW!’ What an incredible night with just a few volunteers doing the organizing and succeeding in having a great event for over 130 people. Due to all efforts and great donations from local business houses and businesses from Gympie we were able to raise over $3900 for Friedreich’s Ataxia research.

One of the highlights of the evening was to see Meagan Perry, an FA sufferer speak to an intrigued audience about her genetic disease. There was not a dry eye with all affected by Meagan’s courage and resilience.

A night such as this cannot go by without many to thank:

-Bronwyn and Mark Perry and their family for their support with ticket sales, collection of raffle prizes from Gympie, not to mention delicious sweets.

-Ray Weber and Mara for gathering several Muso’s together to entertain us free of charge.

-Cam Brown, Ray Kahl and Kirsty Mc for jumping in and helping out where needed on the night.

-Coralie and Colette for the time put in to create and then decorate the Hall so brilliantly, in design and colour

-Pat Barone, Harvey Barkwell and Bob Gudge for helping to set up and perform very professionally in preparation and serving with such flair and bringing in Caroline T to assist.

-Helen for her canapés and general organization

– Ross for setting up and taking down and organization of the Bar.

Well done everyone as a grand night was held by all.

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