Thursday, October 12, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
The most recent Tiny Homes Project fundraiser event, Get Lei’d Hawaiian Party held at Cape Gloucester, saw over 120 people attend, streaming off the buses donated by Whitsunday Transit.
Major Sponsors D & C Mechanical and Electrical.
“It was a fantastic event,” said Fiona Donnellan, Fundraising Coordinator for Tiny Homes Project.
“The entire event was a huge success, which was incredible.”
The event, following its theme, included crab races, sponsored by KC’s Bar and Grill, and auctioneered by Mark Thompson.
“The crab races were spectacular, with about $3,000 being donated from them alone,” Fiona said.
The auction was a big crowd favourite again, with luxury accommodation stays, auto air-conditioning servicing, and a car fridge freezer all up for grabs.
“From the auction, we received $7,150.
“There was something for everyone to bid on, it was great!
“With these numbers and additional donations, we raised over $22,500 on the night!
“Which brings our current total to $663,000, and means we are just about to hit our target and start building four tiny homes for homeless women.”
“There are so many people to thank for the success of this event but thank you to everyone who donated towards the event and our project.”
Fiona also wishes to shout out G-Force and ViVA Acoustic for their fantastic tunes, Airlie Fire and Flow for the magical fire dancing, Brad Elliot for his electric emceeing, Will Finley – Finley Films Videographer as well as every single volunteer who helped make the event spectacular.
The construction of the four tiny homes is looking to start by the end of the year.
Photo credit: Bronte Hodge