You have conducted the auction at the Caulfield Cup Calcutta in an exemplary fashion for many years. You extract a pool of approx. $40,000 with very entertaining remarks and accurate auctioneering. In the opinion of most people at the Calcutta you are the finest auctioneer we have ever heard and there are many real estate and country people who attend the auction.
A J BlakeleyFormer Calcutta Convenor, Royal South Yarra Tennis Club
The function was extremely successful in raising more than $110,000 and it couldn’t have been done without your willing support. Many people commented on how well you entertained the guests while extracting the best bids for the items auctioned; infact the total was far more than the organisers had hoped for.
Mark TonerJames Woodcock Foundation, Melbourne Grammar School
Tara’s Dream: Fundraising Dinner
Monday, 13 February 2017
Hosted by well known Channel Nine and Geelong Cats Legend, Billy Brownless, “Tara’s Dream” became closer to reality.
The McGowan Family along with Karingal Geelong have committed to build much need housing for people with special needs in the Bellerine area.
This home, Tara’s Dream, will be named in honour of the McGowan’s eldest daughter Tara, who died of an asthma attack at age 23 in 2015.
The event was held at the Melrose Reception Centre in Tullamarine for some 700 people. It was an inspirational evening with a highlight coming from son of Moira Kelly AO, Emanual Kelly, who has just recently joined Bruno Mars in the US.
Over $227,000 was raised on the night via raffles, silent and a main auction to get closer to the target of $300,000 to complete the home.