Christmas comes just once a year...
In 2015 we had our inaugural 'Raising It For Hilz' Luncheon, our goal was to raise awareness of Gastro Intestinal Cancers, and the result was phenomenal. (Read more here).
Here is the story of a result that exceeded our wildest dreams:
I wanted to share some news with you and Tony.
Last year I purchased a colonoscopy at your charity auction. To be honest I didn't even know what it was until I got home!
I read the material and it has taken until now to have it done - being a typical male, and not keen on anything or anyone fiddling around the back door! Haha!
Finally got it done a couple of weeks ago and found two small polyp's - nothing to worry about - but also an 8mm polyp stage 3, caught just in time according to the specialist.
So, thanks guys, I think you have saved my life - literally - as you obviously know what stage 3 goes to.
A clear case in my mind as a result of a great cause, which in my case resulted in a life changing result - a good result, instead of the normal one, as without your auction I wouldn't have had the colonoscopy and the eventual result would have been inevitable.
Keep up the great work. I am a success story from your efforts and I definitely owe you both heaps.
Regards and Merry Christmas,
'Raising It For Hilz' Luncheon will be a bi-annual event and the next luncheon is scheduled for August 2017.
We would like to thank you for the lovely venue that made our intimate party such an enjoyable experience.
The facilities were great, with the lighting and sound system contributing in setting the right mood for the evening, whilst the chef found the kitchen facilities in top condition and the layout of entrance area just blew the guests away as it exceeded all expectations. The beauty of the venue is that you don’t need to buy any decorations except a few candles, everything is available, which provides excellent value for money.
Our guests all commented on how much they thought the venue contributed to a relaxed, but intimate atmosphere and a great night was had by all.
Both Ida and I liked the personal touches like the welcoming message at the door.
Thanks once again for your support in making this occasion a great success!
Ida and Gerry
Most Beautiful Venue
Thank you Chris and Tony for creating the most beautiful venue, The Lounge.
I had my 50th Birthday celebration there last Saturday 22 September 2012.
It definitely has the 'WOW' factor and that was the word my guests used when they entered The Lounge on the night.
Fantastic facilities, fabulous ambiance and so intimate. It was the perfect venue to have held my special event.
Feedback from friends and family was 'stunning' - they were in AWE of The Lounge.
Thank you so much, I'm still on a High!
I used The Lounge for my Hen Party in January 2012.
What an amazing experience and what a hidden treasure The Lounge is. The decor, the lighting effects, video and sound system - it's all there.
On entering the reception/ meet and greet area, I felt so welcome. It was set up perfectly with the champagne poured and the topless waiter, in bow tie, standing ready to look after guests!
The decor in The Lounge is stunning and Christine had added to this with her four beautiful bustiers, dressing them up in appropriate bridal attire! These had been placed in great visible positions in both the reception and Lounge areas. In addition to this, Chris had gone the extra mile and had made up photo boards of my wonderful friends and family.
I have been to several functions since then and each time I have been blown away by the versatility and dedication shown by both Chris and Tony. Whether it is a sit down dinner or cocktail party the level of organisation is second to none. It would also be an excellent venue for business meetings or small conferences.
I cannot recommend The Lounge highly enough.
I have entertained at The Lounge on a couple of occasions and have found it has a great atmoshphere for functions.
Having entertained all over New Zealand I find that it stands alone for its uniqueness - a fantastic venue to hold your event.