Catering for a good cause

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FOR the second year in a row, Connecting2Australia’s Wonthaggi’s Catering Group has run a very successful fundraising Trivia Night in support of Phillip Island Wildlife Rescue Shelter.
What makes this story even more heart warming is all aspects of the fundraiser, from sourcing the prizes to doing the catering behind the scenes, were carried out by people living with a disability.
Combined with last year’s Trivia Night results, C2A Wonthaggi’s participants have now raised and donated $2000 to support the wildlife shelter, a voluntary and unfunded service passionately run by Colleen Gilbee and Kaylene Mendola (two wonderful wildlife warriors who work tirelessly around the clock to provide rescue, care, transport and rehabilitation of all native wildlife of Phillip Island and surrounding areas).
About 80 people attended the event with C2A Wonthaggi’s Catering Group organising and preparing the supper with gusto, preparing a selection of sweet and savoury finger food they then served to guests throughout the night.
With the help of the local community that generously donated prizes towards the evening, and the Wonthaggi Bowls Club for once again donating the use of the venue free of charge, the C2A Wednesday Community Inclusion group were thrilled with the outcome of their hard work and overwhelmed by the generosity of their local community who supported their endeavours.  
Special thanks to Dan Murphy, MG Trading, Landmark, Vela Nine, Venus Bay Pharmacy, The Kitchen in South, Paul the Pieman, Coles Wonthaggi, North Pier – Cowes, Kaisercraft, Beach Gems, Cape Creations, Bombshell Betty’s Beauty, T.F. McGarvey – AG Contracting, Australia Post Cowes, Hunter Street Dairy, and Bohemian Mumma Designs for their donations and support.
The Trivia Night is just one example of what can be achieved when community works together to help each other – everyone comes out in front. C2A would like to thank everyone involved with the event and everyone is looking forward to an even bigger result next year.

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