The Margaret Pratt Foundation

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 Chip in for Charity

 340 novice, and some not so novice, gamblers tried their luck at the gaming tables for a good cause on Saturday 4th October. The Plaza Ballroom provided a magnificent setting for a casino experience with a difference. WD Rose and Joseph Allison’s Sandra Bishop again provided guests with a night of fun, fine wines and delicious food. The gaming tables were manned by patient croupiers who were not above coaching beginners in the fine arts of blackjack and poker. Fortunes were won and lost and the Margaret Pratt Foundation benefi ted either way!!

The silent auction and the major auction gave our generous supporters the opportunity to get a head start on their Christmas shopping Below: Sandra Bishop handing over cheque for proceeds from ‘Chip in for Charity’ to Ann Cohn and ensured that their credit cards were in working order for the festive season.

Naming rights for a bed at the Alfred Hospital were auctioned and resulted in an amazing $6,000 being raised. Not to be outdone the under bidders matched the bid!! MPF supporters are a generous lot!!

“Digger the Dog” proved popular with guests and 100 of the pups sold very quickly. A cuddly toy is hard to resist and a gold and diamond necklace is pretty special too!! Maryann Janssen was the lucky winner. We are thrilled to tell you that almost $60,000 was raised on the night. Thank you to all who supported us so generously and to our friends at WD Rose and Joseph Allison Funerals – we couldn’t do it without you.

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