From the Development Manager, Rebecca Curran
The final days preparing for the Blue & Gold Ball have been busy and we could not have achieved all we have without the help of our Committee of parents – Deb Johnson, Lisa Sullivan, Vicki Rizzo, Summer Keipert, Richard Flitcroft, Marty Wilson, Rozy Crosson, Kathy Davies, Tina Fragias, Donna Drew, Cindy Pether, and of course staff here at Waverley College – Jen Divall, Robyn Moore, Julia Padoani, Rosa Nunez and Nikki Pearce.
Tickets have sold out and I am now in the process of sending out confirmations for table bookings to check that we have accounted for all guests.
Don’t Worry! You Can Still Be A Part of This Momentous Occasion!
There are three ways that you can support our fundraising efforts, even if you are not attending the ball:
Raffle Tickets – $20 for one or $50 for a book of 3
Whether or not attending the ball you have the chance to support the College by purchasing raffle tickets. You can buy them online and Junior School parents had a book of tickets sent home this week in your son’s bag.
The major prize is a 18ct gold diamond filigree dress ring from Robbie Chapman Jewellers worth $2,600.
We also have $1,200 worth of SMEG Kitchen Appliances, a $1,500 Estee Lauder Gift Hamper and Wine, Beer & Spirits Hamper as part of the prize haul for the raffle.
Silent Auction – Register Now & Bid!
Register now and bid for your chance to win some amazing prizes. Head now to www.blueandgold.com.au, click on Silent Auction to view the lot items on offer and bid away! There are over 50 items on offer, all kindly donated to Waverley College by local business, families, friends and old boys.
Why We are Fundraising
As the College seeks to move into the development of the next phase of the masterplan, we have identified some key areas that need to be updated. This first step of the next phase is called “Building A Sustainable Campus”. Amongst other strategies it will include:
- An update of the heart of the Senior Campus, the Centenary Quadrangle. Landscaping to include turf, shrubs, plants and seating for students, while maintaining its usability for assemblies, ceremonies, cadet parades as well as a play area.
- Renovating and landscaping the current Junior School cricket nets by increasing usable space, cleaning up the surrounding landscape and levelling the ground on which they lie.
So far this year, due to the generosity of our community, we have raised just over $30,000 towards making these landscaping works a reality. We aim, with your help, to raise $100,000 more and I believe that together as a community we can achieve this.
On the night of the Ball, we will also be raising funds for our chosen charity RUOK? – a charity that is very close to our hearts. One of our live auction items, donated by Trolley’d and Lion Co (Year 5 parent, Gordon Trenoar) will raise funds for RUOK? and the Trolley’d bartender will also be creating some glorious cocktails on the 4th floor mezzanine of the gym – entry to this area will be via donation with all funds raised going to RUOK?
Thanks again to all your support and we look forward to seeing parents, friends and old boys on the night!