CMRI Annual Lunch @ Lambrigg Homestead, Tharwa - 2015Share Event on Facebook Share Event on Twitter Share Event on LinkedIn
There was a lovely lunch to enjoy on the lush lawns under the mature trees of Lambrigg Homestead at Tharwa for the Children’s Medical Research Institute . It is the quintessential Australian homestead with the memories of Mary Grant Bruce’s Billabong series brought to mind though now intruding on the bucolic is the suburb of Gordon visible over the valley.
It is an annual lunch and market stalls event always charmingly themed and colour co-ordinated and a lesson in planning, organisation, style and class with an efficient bunch of volunteers who have the perfect formula from inception to finish, and are intent on making it a pleasure for everyone.
The support of regular donors is significant, and to see the dust fly as the cars arrive and the glam ladies emerge armed with their tables and napery heading for a perfect place in the shade before making a beeline to the bar for the mandatory punch is a signal that it’s all systems go, and we’re here to enjoy it and spend money for this most wonderful organisation.
Every year a representative group from the CMRI joins the party, this year a group of six came and relaxed with this most successful auxilliary effort and we heard stories of research success, future efforts and the need for continued fundraising for our most precious littlies. In 2016 a new fundraising initiative will see K's for Kids inviting all to walk 5km, 15km, or 30 km to keep the research for childhood diseases funded. A good practice would have been a quick 30ks back to the city. As if!
Country hospitality for a good cause, the best kind of lunching