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2004 Annual Gala Dinner

The Trish Foundation’s Annual Gala Dinner was held at Oatlands House on 10 September 2004. Almost $70,000 was raised towards the Foundation’s research – a record!

Thank you to every person who attended the dinner, particularly supporters who travelled from country New South Wales, and bid so generously for the vast array of Live and Silent Auction items.

The magnificent array of Live and Silent Auction items was only made possible by the great generosity of many people and organizations. The Foundation wishes to thank each and every one for their magnificent support of the Foundation and its goal.

As well, sincere gratitude to professional Master of Ceremonies Bill Gilbert, talented Auctioneer Craig Marshall, Century 21 Gordon, wonderful musicians Ian Thistlethwaite and his band Triple Exposure and very entertaining guest speaker, Olympic Gold Medallist Debbie Watson. Special thanks also to Anna Cavill and Rachel Cohen who were responsible for the power point presentation and videos which were shown at the dinner and Tim Gilbert, Channel 9 who did the voiceover for the video.

Mayne Health Laverty Pathology, the Foundation’s major corporate sponsor, continue to significantly support the Foundation, for which we are most grateful. Singapore Airlines, Singapore Airlines Holidays, the Waldorf Apartment Hotel Group, Mounts Bay Waters Apartment Hotel Perth, Pacific International Cairns on the Esplanade, Mercure Grand Hotel on Swanston Melbourne and Ray and Brenda Easy who donated the airfares all gave very generous support which substantially contributed to the funds raised on the night.

A huge thank you also to Betty Cuthbert for kindly agreeing to lunch with the lucky highest bidder of the Western Australia Package.

The Foundation is very aware of the continual requests for donations organizations must receive to assist many worthwhile causes and we are extremely grateful to our generous major Sponsors and the donors of so many wonderful items, as well as every other person and organization who has supported our cause, about which we are so passionate.

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