Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Cambodia Food Night Fund Raiser

The Cambodian Food night at the Coaching Station is done and dusted. WOW !

What a wonderful evening, the locals poured into the "Coacho" to taste Chef Beau's scrumptious Cambodian cooking.  Thanks Beau, you did a great job.

Beau smilin' under pressure !

The staff where awesome, with such a huge turn out they were run off their feet. Thanks to Brooke, Karly, Julie, Aaron, Greg and Lisa for coping with the pressure and to Johno and Kelly for their tireless efforts.

Brooke giving me a surprise congratulatory peck on the cheek !

and what a cracker of a night it was.  Combined with an Open Mic night, that saw some really talented locals getting up and Rockin' the Casbah !

Jemima filling her plate !

Crowd starting to pile in

Diners overflowed from the restaurant to the outdoor area

The beautiful Lisa, grace under fire behind the bar !

Enjoying the night !

Enjoying the night

Enjoying the evening

There are so many people to thank, but mostly a huge thank you to the Nymboida Coaching Station Inn and the manager Johno and his wonderful wife Kelly for ensuring the night was a huge success and allowing 1/2 the money from the smorgasbord to go to the fund raising appeal.

There are plenty of photo's to browse through from the night, follow this link 

Raffle Draw

The generous prizes were donated by local Nymboida artisans.
Getting ready for the draw
You can go back here to read more about their generous donations along with the Bundy Bears and a bottle of Rum.  I have been selling tickets from when the prizes were donated on 18 July until the night and we raised $416.

Raffle winner being drawn !

 Congratulations to the winners !
Me presenting to the winner of Colleen Scott's painting

Open Mic Night
We had a great turn out from lots of local artists, happy to have a go on their instrument of choice

Shakin' their groove thang !

A little bit of country !

and a little bit of Rock 'n Roll !

Listening to the locals rockin' the coacho !

As well as all the musos, the Griggs girls put on a performance with there LED lights, a great display from a wonderful local family
L to R: Jess, Monique and Jemima with their light show

Fund Raising and Donations

Everyone can check how the fund raising and donations are going by looking back to this link that shows the deposits going into the fund raising account I have set up.  All the money will be going to help Orphanages in Cambodia. We will be paying all of our expenses for travel, accommodation, food etc from our own pockets.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Garage Sale update and other points of interest

A small update today, ahead of a bigger update for the Cambodian food night "Taste of Asia"

First off a big thank you to to Phil & Chantel  Wilson for there personal donation of $100.

Garage Sale Fund Raiser

Bric a Brac is still coming in for the Garage Sale Fund Raiser, please get anything in to me that you want to get rid of and a huge thanks to the people who have  donated goods so far.

The more the merrier "stuff", so we can make the sale  a MEGA sale, not a MINI sale and raise heaps of money.  The date will be Sun, 9 Oct, in combination with a Farmers Market (9 - midday) , making it a great day to come to Nymboida.

Friday, 5 August 2011

Nymboida Coaching Station Inn helps out

The Nymboida Coaching Station Inn is helping to raise funds for Orphans in Cambodia by allowing me to do a Cambodian Theme Night at the Inn's restaurant.

The Nymboida Coaching Station Inn

There will be an Open Mic. come Jam session afterwards for some of the local talented (and not so talented) musicians!  I approached the Inn's chef about the meals and got permission from the Managers and it's all underway !  The date will be Friday, 26th August and will be a smorgasbord, with a great selection of traditional Khmer (Cambodian) food.

I want to particularly thank a couple of people. Jess Griggs (thanks heaps Jess) for her design work for the flyer I am using to advertise the event and to the managers; Jonathon and Kelly, of the Coaching Station Inn for allowing the event to take place.  All profits will go to the Cambodian Orphanage Appeal. Thank you Jonathon and Kelly !

I hope to see a packed house on the night!  See you at the "Coacho"!

You can see a copy of Jess's design work below

I will do a Blog update, letting everyone know of the success of the night after it happens !  It is so great to see how much support I am getting from locals in the community, I am truly humbled by their help and enthusiasm !