A huge thank you to all the those who joined with us (on a perfect Spring day btw) at The Botanical Gardens this past November. Over 250 animal lovers attended the function/s held on Tuesday 9 and 16 November 2010 to express their gratitude for the RSPCA and the work that they do. The enthusiastic response of attendees to The High Tea highlights the great appetite the general public has to help address the community and economic development needs of the RSPCA and animal welfare issues within Australia.
RSPCA NSW CEO Steve Coleman was on hand and addressed the attendees with an update on RSPCA NSW initiatives, programs and campaigns. He shared with us his recent outing to the John Maroney Correctional Complex, where he was witness to the remarkable work our Dog Rehabilitation Program is having on both the animals and particularly the inmates involved.
It was with great pleasure that we welcomed Margaret Carter, Adriana Degenfeld-Schonburg, Beverly Anderson, Petra Dobrijevic, Nancy Brown and Draga Dubaich into our 2010 Animal Friends program. After they were inducted, certificates were presented by RSCA NSW CEO Steve Coleman to our new 2010 Animal Friends. Their contributions and support were honoured and acknowledged with a rousing round of applause that almost felled the pavilion.
The Bequest team would like to thank all guests for making the High Tea such a wonderful event and for your continued, inspiring support of the RSPCA NSW. For it is by making a bequest, or leaving a memorial donation, that will help RSPCA NSW provide care for some 40,000 animals annually.
You can view photos from the day, please go to:
We look forward to seeing you again and some fresh faces at our next event.
The RSPCA NSW Bequests Team.
In early April 2010 a High Tea was held at the Centennial Vineyard in Bowral for supporters of the RSPCA residing in the Southern Highlands and surrounding districts.
The event was a standout success with 90 guests attending. This inaugural function was held to honour long term supporters and to induct bequeathers into the Animal Friends Society. This is a club of VIPs who have confirmed a testamentary gift to the RSPCA NSW.
Our CEO Steve Coleman, honoured and acknowledged these highly valued individuals by personally thanking the bequeathers and presenting each with the Society’s certificate of recognition.
Guest speakers included the President of the Board, Dr Peter Wright and Mrs Marilyn Manfred, President of the Goulburn Volunteer Branch. Both speakers paid tribute to the staunch and committed army of volunteers and supporters who are the Society’s backbone, with Mrs Manfred encouraging guests to participate in a Million Paws Walk in their own district this coming May.
The day was blessed with spectacular autumn weather and a “joie de vivre” which had guests requesting more events of this calibre and more often.
We look forward to holding another celebration in the district in the near future. We thank all who attended for their generosity of spirit and love of the organisation.
To view photos from this special day, please go to:
We hope to see you and some new faces at the next function.
The RSPCA NSW Bequests Team.
On Wednesday 4 November 2009, RSPCA NSW held a Bequest and Legacies High Tea at the breath-taking Normal Lindsay Gallery in Springwood, near the Blue Mountains, NSW.
Over 150 guests attended the high tea, exceeding our initial expectation of 60 guests! RSPCA NSW CEO Steve Coleman gave a presentation to guests on the upcoming RSPCA Care Centre facility at Rouse Hill, followed by a question and answer session. The RSPCA Care Centre concept was met with much approval from guests, all of whom indicated their support for RSPCA NSW's future direction for animal rehoming. High Tea guests and RSPCA staff were left in shock when one RSPCA supporter handed Steve Coleman a cheque donation for $25,000 as a special gift for the new RSPCA Care Centre.
Special guests from the RSPCA Blue Mountains shelter also attended the High Tea. RSPCA shelter staff and adoption dogs 'Bob' and 'Candy' met and mingled with guests outside the marquee in the gardens. Bob and Candy had a wonderful day meeting so many animal lovers and receiving lots of pats and tummy rubs.
Guests thoroughly enjoyed the fundraising raffle and lucky draw competition which raised over $500 for the RSPCA NSW. Many of the prizes were kindly donated by businesses and restaurants in the local area.
The Bequest team would like to thank all guests for making the High Tea such a wonderful event and for your continued, inspiring support of the RSPCA NSW.
To view photos from the day, please click on the link below to be taken to our RSPCA NSW Facebook Photo Album of the day: