People, pies and prizes all make for successful event for MDA!
There’s nothing better than a delicious warm pie on a cold autumn’s night, unless, that pie is also served with a side of gratitude. This is just what was on offer last Thursday night, 21 May, when long-time friends of MDA, Paul and Christine Freestone, hosted a Pie Night to thank some very special supporters of MD. The married couple began supporting MDA over six years ago when they donned their hiking boots and trekked Nepal along with a group of other like-minded people in the ChallengeMD! 2009 Nepal event.
More than 60 people gathered at the Freestone’s ‘man cave’ in Tullamarine to network, share stories and join together in the fight for MD. The evening was a melting pot of MD champions with guests including members of the National Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre (NMDRC), corporate sponsors, MDA staff, dedicated supporters and many more.
Close to $5,000 was also raised for MD programs, services and research thanks to the silent auction of donated gifts and generous cash donations. MDA would like to extend a huge thank you to Freestones Transport, Constant Flowers, Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses, Brett Youlden from The Driving Force and all who attended for making it such a memorable night.
Together we can beat Muscular Dystrophy!
Paul’s Camaro suitably adorned with MDA logo
Some of the supporters attending the Freestone’s Pie Night for MDA 2015
Ferguson Plarre wonderful supporters and suppliers of the best pies for our night
Leon, Brittany, Gary and Karny
MDA ED Boris M Struk presenting a personal overview on MD
Paul & Christine listening to the presentation on MD
Aggie Constant with just one of her donated beautiful arrangements