There are so many pathways you can take in life and on Sunday 23 August, our path was very special.
We never imagined three months prior, when we decided to organise the 'Raising It For Hilz' luncheon, that it would uplift our lives in such a positive, healing and loving way.
The luncheon was organised to honour the lives of Hilary
Bull and Trish Beadle, two fabulous woman who were rocking 50, both full of
life and vitality.
Sadly, cancer is a killer, and these two ladies lost their
battles in August and September 2014.
Nothing can replace either of them, but if we can acknowledge
their lives by raising awareness around Gastro Cancers, then just maybe,
someone else’s life will be saved.
This mindset turned a negative into a positive. It gave everyone in the room a chance to give and to be part of something very special.
There was a great
deal of emotion in The Lounge that afternoon.
Bill Perry wrote a song for the day, called ‘Fading to Black’; Dr Ben Lawrence spoke about cancer research
and the special women that Hilz and Trish were.
Guests enjoyed spot prizes from generous local business owners, along
with asix-course luncheon, with
matching Babich Wines.There was a rock ‘n’
roll demonstration, and music all day long by Bill Perry, Vladimir, and The
Backbeats.The afternoon was rounded off
with a silent auction and a very moving,
There were tears, there was laughter and there was sheer joy.It was a magical day, absolutely everything
was sponsored by businesses from all
over New Zealand.Each and every one of
these contributions made a difference.Each
and every guest who attended did so in the spirit of giving.
We are truly humbled by you all and extremely proud to be donating $23,600 (and still rising), to the Gastro Intestinal Cancer Institute of New Zealand.