Hold Back the Water Fundraiser: What we achieved

It has been a big few weeks of poetry…

First there was the gig at Riverbend Books, then Confit Bistro and just today, the mighty SpeedPoets celebrated 10 years of keeping poetry fast in Brisbane. And binding the three events together has been the Hold Back the Water Fundraiser, a raffle raising money for the many people in QLD who suffered great loss in the January floods.

In total we raised $1135, which will be donated to the QLD Premiers Disaster Relief Fund.

I want to thank Sally Cripps for donating the two beautiful framed prints as well as Confit Bistro, Riverbend Books, QLD Poetry Festival and all of the authors who gave books for donating prizes. Your generosity is deeply appreciated.

I would also like to send a special thanks to Cindy, Sarah & Lee-Anne who did an amazing job selling raffle tickets.

And to everyone who dug deep and gave to this worthy cause, thank you… it has been amazing to see the poetry community pull together and make this happen.

And so to the winners…

Congratulations to Tony who took out the first prize draw including:

A stunning framed print by Sally Cripps (pictured above)
$100 dining voucher at Confit Bistro
$30 Book Voucher at Riverbend Books
Double Pass to the April Riverbend Poetry Series Event
Ticket to Opening Night of QPF 2011

and to Cathy who was the lucky winner of the second prize draw including:

the second of the framed prints by Sally Cripps (pictured above)
+ more than $150 dollars worth of poetry books and CD’s.

I am sure that the prizes will bring much goodness into your lives!


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4 responses to “Hold Back the Water Fundraiser: What we achieved

  1. Congratulations to Tony and Cathy and well done on all the money raised! I am sorry I missed Speed Poets, but I had a family commitment. I’m sure it was a great night; hopefully I will be there next time.

  2. Wow, that is a great fundraising effort – every dollar counts! I’m just counting down the days to the end of the cyclone season.

  3. Congrats, Graham, that’s fantastic!

  4. littlej

    congrats g, you’re amazing! but balls to not winning 🙂

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