Macedon Ranges 2011 Christmas Luncheon

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Macedon Ranges 2011 Christmas Luncheon - Cancer in Kids @ RCH - CIKA

The Macedon Ranges Focus Group is one of CIKA's most dedicated supporters, having raised thousands of dollars over the years to help in the fight against childhood cancer.


CIKA President, Sandra Lehrer, has been attending thier annual Christmas luncheon for many years and rates it a real priviledge to share this day with such lovely caring people.
This year she was accompanied by Ellie, Pam and Sala, and, as always, the CIKA contingent was welcomed with warmth and laughter.

Here are some photographs of the event.










A major event on the CIKA calendar is the annual Macedon Ranges Focus Group’s Christmas party. Focus has been a major sponsor of CIKA for over thirteen years and, whilst their monthly activities are varied, their main endeavours are directed to supporting the funding that CIKA contributes to the RCH.

Members of the CIKA team have been attending the Focus Christmas lunch over many years and it is always a good time to catch up with old friends, enjoy the visit from Santa, sing some carols and enjoy a lovely meal in good company.

Whilst the Focus group was formed primarily to encourage friendship, education and socialization between the women of the Macedon Ranges their endeavours over many years have resulted in generous financial support for CIKA.


Andy and Gwen Kakafikas

Group Vice President, Gwen Kakafikas, repeated her generous donations of 2009 and 2010 by once again presenting a cheque for $1000.00.

Gwen and her husband Andy are the owners of
TBS (Aust), importers and wholesalers of curtain and blind hardware. When Gwen held the position of Focus President she attended several CIKA functions, and hence is very aware of the work that we do.

Warrnambool to Ballarat bike ride

The Warrnambool-to-Ballarat bike ride, in which several group members participated, raised $7,300 in donations and by the sale of Wood Days calendars, while, at the same time, publicising the research funded by CIKA. It seems that their feat was written up in every newspaper between Warrnambool and Ballarat.
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