A lot of businesses and people have donated time and money to my cause. A heartfelt ‘thankyou’ go to all of you.
Firstly, thank you to Craig from BlueSix, for helping me set up this website, host the site, and manage the comments.
Stroke Awareness Morning Tea
The Urban Research Centre at Parramatta, for donating your space, your people, and a hamper for the Stroke Awareness Morning Tea.
Kouzina Greco in Parramatta. A Greek restaurant that has awesome lamb that donated a meal voucher for the Stroke Awareness Morning Tea.
Zest for Well-Being in Parramatta, for donating five vouchers to use as prizes at the Stroke Awareness Morning Tea.
Shaun from Crowne Plaza Parramatta, for donating one overnight accommodation for two including a buffet breakfast for the Stroke Awareness Morning Tea
Reta from Trivia Magic, for donating her time and agreeing to host this.
The Rose of Australia Hotel in Erskineville for allowing me to use their space for the trivia.
Better Read Than Dead in Newtown. A fantastic bookshop that has donated some prizes for the trivia night.
Lesley McKay’s Bookshop in Woollahra, a beautiful bookshop in eastern Sydney, for donatin some prizes for the trivia night.
Toni & Guy in Newtown, a hairdressing salon, for donating to vouchers for the trivia night.
Lindfield Bookshop in Lindfield, another great independent bookshop, for donating a gift voucher for the trivia night.
Thai Pothong, a fantastic Thai restaurant in Newtown for donating a voucher for the trivia fundraiser.
Megalong Books, a beautiful bookshops in Leura in the Blue Mountains, for an incredibly generous donation of five gift vouchers.
Fred from Bondi Natural Candles for donating a couple of candles. he has stalls at Glebe Markets and Bondi Markets, selling candles that he makes himself.
Other stallholders at Glebe Markets, such as the lady selling lego jewellery, the man selling wooden photo frames, Last Minute Gifts, the stall selling pocket watches and necklaces, the stall selling assorted jewellery, and Liza Paizis from Red Whisper for donating two prints.
Atom Thai, another wonderful Thai restaurant in Newtown, for donating a generous gift voucher for the trivia night.
The Newtown Jets, for their donation of a football and a pictorial history of the Newtown Rugby League Football Club.
Modern Times Bookshop (or Art on King) in Newtown, for donating a box of books for the cause. Martin, one of the guys who run the store, gave me a selection of different books because he didn’t know what the audience would like.
Jake Meadley from Swing Patrol, who teaches swing dancing at Broadway, Newtown and Castle Hill, for donating two swing lessons.
Oscar and Friends Booksellers in Double bay, for their generous donation of a gift voucher.
The Turning Page Bookshop in Springwood for their donation of a gift voucher.
Amazing Race around Sydney
The guys from Great Race, for organising the day at a discount.
Maryanne, who performed an acoustic set including a Hanson song (A Minute Without You). Love!
one66, a two-man band that sounded like there were a lot more than just two guys.
2010, a band that hasn’t performed for five years, reminded me a bit of Evanescence, and were great
Oryus, whose guitarist Glen is wonderful and hooked me up with two of the bands.
Esta Banda Apesta, who were a bit strange, a bit funky, and a lot fantastic.
I had four people volunteering their time working at the bar: Glen, Greg, Sarah and Rhys.
I had some people helping me on the door: Steph, for being the one I went to whenever I was about to freak out, and who always reminded me of the questions that needed to be asked. Tash, Lou and Amelia, for doing some stints of door throughout the night.
Phil, the lovely photographer who stayed for longer than he intended and took almost 600 photos which he gave me for free.
And I could never have done this without the venue: The Red Rattler in Marrickville, who let me use the venue practically for free, and were incredible throughout. Thanks, Patsy, Penelope and Rodney!