LDNZ’s first ever charity dinner was a huge success

(Read the original invitation.)

160 people joined us to raise funds for families affected by these very rare diseases.

The Vodafone Cheerleaders opened the evening dancing to the Candyman. They were one of the many highlights of the evening.

Duncan Garner from TV 3 was master of ceremonies, Dean Bell was our guest speaker who held us captive with his presentation, and Frank Vosper from Vosper Reality was our auctioneer for the evening.

The cheerleaders did a fantastic job selling cocktails – there was a zirconium frozen in ice that when found was swapped for a diamond worth $1,500.

All our guests had a key attached to chocolate boxes and had the opportunity to unlock a mystery prize worth $2,000. The winner had much delight in opening the prize to find she had won a laptop computer.

Frank did a fantastic job with the auction helping us raise $30,000 on the auction alone. The final amount raised from the charity dinner is in excess of $50,000.

The cheerleaders delighted us again by closing the evening with their dancing.

LDNZ wishes to thank all those who attended the dinner and gave so generously, as well as our sponsors and those who so willingly donated items for the auction.

Without this generous support the work we continue to do on behalf of our families would not be possible.

Jenny Noble
Secretary
Lysosomal Diseases New Zealand

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Vodafone Cheerleaders opening the evening

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Emily Palairet and Dad

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 Duncan Garner, our MC for the evening

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Mayor of Tauranga, Stuart Crosby

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Cheerleader selling cocktails with the chance to win a diamond

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Monty Beatham and wife in background

Monty with cheerleaders

Monty with cheerleaders

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Bob Clarkson, one of our guests

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Garry, our IT man

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Winner of the diamond

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Dean Bell, Monty Beatham and Hayden Noble

Guests having a great time

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Sarah Noble

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Dean Bell, our guest speaker

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Cheerleader and Emily

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Winner of the mystery prize

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Frank Vosper, our Auctioneer, in action

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Jenny and John thanking everyone giving out gifts

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Not sure whats going on here. Kirsty one of the organising committee.

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Athole Harvey, part of the committee, thanking Jenny

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 Cheerleaders closing the evening

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Jack and Brendon Pongia

Thanks to all our sponsors

Gold sponsors

Pokeno Properties Ltd.

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Silver Sponsors

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Blue Sponsors

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Amnico Foundation

Palairet Family

PMP (NZ) Ltd

Port of Tauranga

Transpacific Traders

Stevedores Tauranga

Denlore Services Ltd

Auction Items 


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