Always two big events on the Warwick Williams sponsorship calendar year – The Bay Run (Dobroyd School) and Communities for Communities Annual Women’s Luncheon – were again considered a huge success. We had a team of 14 enter the 7.5km Bay Run!
Communities for Communities Annual Women’s Luncheon
In the magnificent Ecco restaurant overlooking the water the C4C lunch with 100+ ladies was never going to be a quiet affair. We had 3 generations of the Williams family at our table and we certainly added to the noise winning a number of items. We now look forward to the C4C Carols in the Park in December.
Michael Hughes Foundation
Most of our team recently completed a First Aid Course at our office with the Michael Hughes Foundation, a registered charity established in memory of Michael Hughes, who passed away from sudden cardiac arrest in 2013, aged 38 years. Every one who participated in the hands on day course received a First Aid Certificate.
This year we are pleased to add Drummoyne Devils Water Polo to our list of sponsorships and continued our long standing annual sponsorship of Drummoyne Power Junior AFL. We also have increased our commitment to the Bay Run this year and will shortly start sponsoring the Woodstock Runners, an Inner West running club. We supported a Networking evening in early March for Drummoyne Rotary and it is seeing such community commitment from local residents and business people that we extended further support to Drummoyne Business Chamber, a non profitorganisation which encourages local business, Council and the community to unite and be involved in the future of Drummoyne. It was good to see WWRE team members volunteer to assist at the Chamber stall at St Marks School Fete.
We are well into our community funding now and the months from July to November have been particularly hectic.
Russell Lea School Arts Expo and St Marks School Annual Disco received their annual sponsorship funds together with Abbotsford Long Day Care towards their annual fundraising for new learning resources.
Drummoyne Rotary received sponsorship monies for its Rock n Roll evening in October. Property Manager Christine Cianfichi hit the dance floor in full costume! Rotary raised $3000 which was to go to some of our farmers who desperately need help.
Spooky Saturday on Halloween Night was another fun event for our office – our Customer Care manager Jane McCredie did a fabulous job putting up cobwebs, spiders and a man sized coffin! The sales team went off to their Opens for Inspection carrying pumpkin lanterns filled with lollies.
Local charity Communities for Communities (C4C) hosted their Annual Womens Lunch through our sponsorship and everyone is looking forward to the very special evening – Carols in the Park – to be held on December 16 at Halliday Park, Five Dock.
The Pink Tractor Trek
The WWRE office was a sea of pink throughout the month of October in support of the McGrath Foundation for Breast Cancer and through the generosity of our clients, friends and families we raised $14,000. A cheque was presented to fellow agent Hugh Bateman from The Property Shop in Mudgee who visited our office on Wednesday 21st October. Local Federal Member John Sidoti presented the cheque to Hugh congratulating him for negotiating his Pink Tractor over 2600 kilometres round the State to raise funds for McGrath Breast Cancer Nurses. In total Hugh raised over $356,000.
Communities for Communities (C4C)
Warwick and youngest son Sam travelled to North Sulawesi in the Philippines earlier this year with a team of volunteers helping build 226 houses. It is hard and physically demanding work but all volunteers say they get so much out of helping another community. Recently Warwick helped fund costs for Refy Rarumangkay to pay a return visit. While in Sydney Refy attended C4C functions and plans are underway for more volunteers to return.
Other C4C events were the Annual Bush dance, a themed Harbour Cruise and we now look forward to the Annual Womens Lunch – always a sold out event.
The Bay Run for Dobroyd Public School
Our 13th year of sponsorship saw this event bigger and better. Over 2000 runners/walkers registered including Team Williams with 11 enthusiastic colleagues participating. A record amount was raised for CanTeen.
Funding continued for All Hallows Catholic Primary School, Domremy School, Russell Lea Arts Festival, St Marks Catholic School and Drummoyne Public School for their annual events (Our property manager Alesha Dietz was a very popular fairy with her face paints at the Drummoyne Public School Fete)
Drummoyne Dirty Reds Under 12s
We were excited to again Drummoyne Power Junior AFL see them awarded City Club of Year and they celebrated with an end of season function which featured Sydney Swans Dane Rampe as special guest and our own Rick Williams auctioneering on the night.
Drummoyne Dirty Reds Under 12’s team, under the tutelage of colleagues Conor Allen and Rick Williams, has made the Knockout plate finals and now await the semis.