Macedon Ranges 2016 Luncheons and Stall

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Macedon Ranges 2016 Luncheons and Stall - Cancer in Kids @ RCH - CIKA

9 December 2016

The Macedon Ranges Focus Group used their annual Christmas luncheon for 74 supporters as the opportunity to present CIKA with a cheque for $10,000. CIKA is also most grateful to Gwen Kakafikas for her generous donation of $10,000 and to Ruth Edelsten and Lesley McKibbin for the $5,738 raised at their Gisborne weekend stalls and at Ruth's garage sale. Both of these donations were also presented during the afternoon.


6 September 2016

The fourth Bendigo Cup-day Luncheon took place on Tuesday 6th September at the Bendigo Stadium and once again this event was a sell out with 156 attendees, attracting guests from Bendigo, Melbourne, Macedon, Sunbury and Heywood, and raising $5000 for the kids.

The theme for the day was a Fashion Parade with clothes supplied by
Marion & Me Fashions and hats by Bendigo Hat Shop along with lots of raffles and lucky spot prizes. Sala Rubinstein hosted her stall selling $800 worth of goodies

Many thanks to our M.C., Ian Nicholls from
KLFM Bendigo, guest speaker Mary McGowan from the RCH and Aggie Poliafico from the Bendigo Bank for giving their time to help out on the day.

A big thank you to Ruth, Sala and their team for the hard work that they put in to the organization of this event. Ruth has also recorded her gratitude to all the ladies who supported us on the day and help make it a better world for the kids.

Left to right: Aggie Poliafico, Sala Rubinstein
and Ruth Edelsten.



5 May 2016

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Left to right: Lesley Mc Kibbon, CIKA member Sala Rubinstein and two happy guests.

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Focus President Pat Law (left) is seen here with Lesley and a very happy raffle winner.

Following a very successful stall at Gisborne on 1st May, the very energetic Lesley McKibbon held a luncheon for fifty at The Highlands Hotel in Cragieburn. It was great to see many new faces and all enjoyed a lovely morning tea and lunch, as well as raffles and terrific conversation. Over $1000.00 was raised on the day and CIKA says a very big "Thank you" to Lesley and those that helped to make it so much fun.


1 May 2016
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Ruth Edlesten welcomes customers to the
Focus Group stall at Gisborne market.


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The shaker tin did the rounds as well.

Another successful event. The very energetic Macedon Ranges Focus Group members had a very successful stall at the Gisborne market on Sunday 1st May. Amongst the wide selection of goods sold, children's jumpers were particularly popular. The shaker tin was also put to good use. CIKA appreciates all the work that went into this fundraiser and our thanks go to Lesley, Ruth, Trish and Marie.


8 April 2016

Dr Louise Ludlow was the guest speaker at The April Macedon Ranges Focus Group luncheon. Louise established and now manages the Children's Cancer Centre Tissue Bank and her talk centred around her background and the research she has undertaken at the Mudroch Children's Research Institute. Focus Group members are great believers in the work that CIKA funds and the enthusiasm produced by her talk was evident from the very lengthy question session that followed.

Also attending the luncheon at the Gisborne Golf Club were the President of Templestowe Auxiliary, Anne Peter-Budge, and her treasurer, Raelene Trotter, who, inspired by a talk given at a RCH auxiliary function by Professor Richard Saffery, presented a cheque for $23,000 to CIKA to contribute to the funding of the Tissue Bank. This is a wonderful collaboration between two auxiliaries.


To read Dr Ludlow's speech, please click here.






















































































Left to right: Ruth Edlesten (CIKA ), Anne Peter-Budge (Templestowe Auxiliary),
Sandra Lehrer (CIKA), Pat Law (Focus President), Dr Louise Ludlow (MCRI),
Raelene Trotter (Templestowe Auxiliary).