On Saturday March 28 Grace Farm hosted a fundraiser for SurfAid at the home of the vineyard owners, John and Elizabeth Mair, in Perth. We are thrilled to announce that a total of just over $13,000 was raised for Surf Aid on the night. Over 100 people attended the event to show their support for this great charity which strives to improve mother-child health in remote Indonesia.
Throughout the evening attendees could bid in the silent auction, purchase raffle tickets or buy donated products with all proceeds going to SurfAid. Guests were served Grace Farm wine along with beers donated by Young Henrys and Gage Roads Brewing Co. We had some friends and local musicians on stage performing during the evening including Oliver Quinlan (son of Grace Farm viticulturist Tim Quinlan) performing with his friend Danny. Paella was served as the main meal after a substantial number of small eats provided by friends of Grace Farm, The Boatshed Market and Millers Ice Cream.The night concluded with the main auction, which was conducted by a good friend of the family and SurfAid supporter, Justin Wallace, of Caporn Young Real Estate. Auction items ranged from a signed poster of Margaret River winemaker and big-wave surfer Damon Eastaugh through to a Margaret River get-away weekend for two at Merribrook Retreat.
We would like to thank all the donors and sponsors for the event and we'd especially like to thank all those who helped on the evening - the boys behind the bar, the girls on the door, the mothers in the kitchen and the musicians on the stage!
You can check out some more photos from the night on our Facebook page.
** The SurfAid Corporate Cup is this Sunday, April 19, and Grace Farm's Finest (Angus Firth, Chris MacKinnon, Richard Gardner and Tim Quinlan) will be competing for the coveted title. You can still donate here. **