The Margaret Pratt Foundation

2012 News and Events PDF Print

Million Dollar Stakes Gala Charity Evening

Saturday 4 May 2013

The Foundation's major event for 2013 was our fabulous 'Million Dollar Stakes' held at the glamourous Park Hyatt. Guests enjoyed fine wine and food while placing their bets on the different horse and even pig races! We raised approximately $40,000 which was terrific. Many thanks to our sponsors and committee members, particularly Ann, Sandra and Kerrie. 



Johnston Collection

Thursday 6 & Friday 7 December (10am)

Two groups experienced the amazing Johnston Collection in East Melbourne which was decorated beautifully for Christmas. Thankyou to Edwina for organising this very festive event which sold out in record time!

Carols in the Country

Sun 2 December (from 1:30pm)

Carols in the Country was a great success. Those that joined us enjoyed a very special Christmas carols event with the Melbourne Welsh Male Choir in concert at a beautiful 7 acre picturesque property in Gisborne.

The sausage sizzle and Christmas fare boxes were a great hit as was the red wine! The amazing star prizes sold out as everyone got into the Christmas spirit.

A big thankyou to Edwina and Richard for hosting the event and the committee for their tireless work. Thankyou also to the volunteers on the day who helped make the event such as success.




Christmas Cards

The Margaret Pratt Foundation sold beautiful Christmas Cards to support the Foundation. A few packs of 10 are still available. Please contact Wendy Jenkins on This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 0419 991 305.




Opendrawer Workshop

Saturday 6 October (10am-1pm)

Opendrawer, 1158 Toorak Road, Camberwell (Hartwell Village)

Opendrawer continued to show their amazing support by coordinating an exciting workshop. Participants learned to make beautiful boxes and creatively decorate presents.



Trivia Night

Saturday 18 August 2012

The MPF Trivia Night was a terrific evening with a strong attendance of nearly 150 people consisting of 14 tables including Medecins Sans Frontieres, Noah's Ark and The Bling.

A big thankyou to the Middle Park Bowling Club, Dinamatic, Coppin Grove, David & Sue Anderson, Gill Oscar and all our supporters who generously donated. A total of $4,855 was raised!




Fashion Parade & Cocktail Party 

Wednesday 20 June 2012
Katuk bar was host to our first event for 2012 and we had a great turnout despite cold weather!
Guests were treated to a wonderful evening of fashion with thanks to designers Zoe Elizabeth and Lisa Barron. Models from Chadwick Models paraded down the red carpet wowing the crowd.
Thankyou to Barb Pratt and her team of helpers who made the event such a success!
Photos from the evening can be found on our newly launched Facebook page. 



Taking Flight

Inspirational Stories of Lung Transplantation

The Margaret Pratt Foundation has been contacted by one of our supporters, Samantha Durrant, who had a double lung transplant in 2009 due to Cystic Fibrosis. Samantha recently contributed her story to a book called Taking Flight: Inspirational Stories of Lung Transplantation compiled by Joanne M. Schum who is an American lady 14 years post transplant due to Cystic Fibrosis. Contributors were able to nominate a relevant health charity and Samantha chose the Margaret Pratt Foundation as she had admired Margaret's work and courage to have 3 transplants.

If you are interested in purchasing this book click here to view or purchase on Amazon. Thanks to Samantha for thinking of the Foundation and hopefully there will be many sales!





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