Macedon Ranges 2014 Luncheons

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Macedon Ranges 2014 Luncheons - Cancer in Kids @ RCH - CIKA

12 December 2014

The CIKA team is indeed fortunate to have had such a longstanding relationship with the Macedon Ranges Focus Group and we know that, when we attend the last Focus Lunch each year, Christmas is well on the way. This year CIKA was represented by Faye, Steve, Sala, Ellie, Pam and long-time CIKA supporter Bev Jenkins who, along with seventy Focus members, enjoyed a wonderful lunch and a visit from Santa.

Our treasurer seems to be trying to extract more cash from Santa.

Faye Love (left) with Santa in street clothes.

Bev Jenkin (left) and Pam Phillips.
We are indebted to these wonderful women who are constantly creating new ways to raise money; they
are everywhere: at the Bendigo Lunch, on bike rides, selling calendars, running raffles and organizing
fundraising lunches at Crown, as well as managing
their monthly Focus Group meetings. This year CIKA
was presented with a cheque for $10,000.00, a
fantastic donation from an inspiring group of
volunteers. It brings their total contribution to CIKA's fight against childhood cancer to well over $100,000.

Our thanks also to Gwen and Andy Kakafikas for their
very generous ongoing donation and also to Bronwyn Judge for her donation.

30 September 2014

Second Bendigo Cup-day Lunch

Fashion for the Field was the name of the highly successful Bendigo Cup-day Luncheon organised by the very energetic Ruth Edelsten, supported by CIKA member Sala Rubinstein. Almost 150 attendees enjoyed great company, terrific food and an inspiring fashion parade which resulted in over $3,700 being raised for CIKA. This was more than double the amount raised last year.

A special thanks to those thirty members of the Macedon Ranges Focus Group who caught the train to Bendigo, to the guests who attended from Melbourne and to the representatives from the Bendigo branch of The Bendigo Bank for their support.
You can read the report on this event that appeared in "The Bendigo Advertiser" by clicking here.

Don't forget to click on the arrow to the right of the photograph that leads the article to see more pictures of the event. In addition to the photographs on the Advertiser website, we have some of our own which can be seen by clicking here.

28 May 2014

The first Focus Group luncheon for 2014 was held at Crown and organised by Lesley McKibbin, whose energy knows no bounds. Tickes were very much in demand and the event was sold out almost as soon as word got around. As usual, it was a fun event and the sixty five people who were lucky enough to get tickets all had a great time. We welcomed Craig and Robyn from the RCH and it was lovely for them to meet with some of our long time supporters.

CIKA extends special thanks to Leslie for organizing all these guests and well done to all those who came from rural Victoria.

Over $1300. was raised for CIKA. Another spledid effort.

Joyce from Focus was the winner of the door prize. Well deserved