Dick Shaw’s Mollymook Fundraiser was a great success, raising the amazing sum of $14,000.
A wonderful night was had by all at Dick Shaw’s fundraiser for the Baird Institute down at Mollymook on the South Coast on February 24. 120 people attended, with the majority coming from the Shoalhaven area but also, a number of people made the journey down from Sydney.
Dick had organised a wonderful array of prizes for both the silent auction and the raffle, including a signed All Blacks rugby jersey, a week for two on a barge on the canals in the South of France, several paintings and a bottle of Grange Hermitage. The Mayor of Shoalhaven, Amanda Findlay, opened the evening with a welcome to country, while Dick spoke of his desire to give back, following his life saving heart surgery performed by the Chair of our Institute, Professor Paul Bannon. Paul also talked to the group, providing updates on current research at The Baird Institute.
Then it was time for the Dave Price Rock and Roll band to play – everyone got up on the dance floor and showed their moves. All in all, the night was a great success with the amazing sum of $14,000 being raised. Thank you Dick – what a fantastic effort!