Motown mamas raise record donation

Just the word ‘Motown’ makes you feel good, never mind attending an event with 360 other women dressed in sixties splendour, eating a delicious meal and dancing the night away to the best of big Motown numbers courtesy of a nine-piece band.

From the moment we entered the venue, which was decked out with colourful peace signs and old vinyl record placemats, we knew we were in for a great night.  Comedian Lawrence Moonie didn’t disappoint, nor did ‘Motown man’ MC Tim Marshall.

To simply say ‘thank you’ to our amazing parent committee of four – Patty Chantoz, Robyn Berry and Margaret Hamilton, led by Susan Middlemiss – seems somewhat inadequate. They put in hours and hours of work to ensure the night was such a success. These ladies developed the theme, sourced the entertainment, made the decorations, secured the prizes, set up the room and eventually cleaned, packed and stored it all away. 

Congratulations for all that, but thanks too for enabling the best financial result ever from the Pink Dinner. Today, the committee presented $22,000 to the Mirabel Foundation on behalf of BGS – a donation that will truly make a positive difference to the lives of many children. 

Enjoy the photos in our Album of the week – all taken by Andrew Lee, our talented in-house photographer. They tell it all.