New Zealand, D9930

Charity Dinners Summary

Over the last few years, the Club has organised several fundraising Charity Dinners featuring well known sporting personalities. The common denominator in all these events is that Kevyn Moore has been the inspirational leader of the organising committees.

 

The Charity Dinners organised by Kevyn and the Club have been responsible for raising $228,000 for local charity trusts.

 

A number of these have raised funds to build the Kel Tremain Memorial Education Trust funds to a level where significant income is derived so that a number of awards can be made each year to deserving applicants.

 

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1990. Sir Peter Blake.  Peter Blake had just win the the 1989 Whitbread Round the World yacht race when he agreed to be guest speaker.  An amount of about $33,200 was raised,  which went to support the Child Cancer Foundation.

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1993. Peter Johnson (captain of  the Wallabies in 1960's and  played against Kel Tremain). An amount of about $21,000 was raised which went to support the Kel Tremain Memorial Education Trust.

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1997. John Hart - All Black Selector. Fundraising Dinner at the Assembly Restaurant, Hastings. $21,000 was raised and went to increase the funds of the Kel Tremain Memorial Education Trust.

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2002. Steve Williams - The Charity Golf and Dinner Event, featured Steve Williams, the New Zealander who caddies for the World number one golfer, Tiger Woods. This event was different because a golf tournament preceded the dinner. In the evening he was guest speaker, and contributed a number of Tiger memorabilia for auctioning. The Event realised a $64,000 profit of which $54,000 went to the Educational Trust. The other $10,000 went to the Steve Williams Foundation for Junior Golf in NZ.

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2004. Georgina & Caroline Evers-Swindell.  This event was the first held in the new Hawkes' Bay Arena Event Centre. which was matched dollar for dollar by the Hawkes' Bay Regional Hospital Board. The event therefore raised $89,000.  The funds went to support a trust fund in memory of the late  Dr Oliver Smales.

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Distribution of Funds

The total raised from the Charity Dinners to date is $228,000. If these are inflation corrected and measured against the value of the 2004 dollar, the total is $254,950.  This amount has been distributed among four charities. The graph below displays this.