The Wirrpanda Foundation recently celebrated 12 years of operation at our 2017 Annual Fundraising Dinner on October 19 at the State Reception Centre at Fraser’s Restaurant, Kings Park.
Hosted by highly acclaimed Aboriginal actress Kylie Bracknell, the evening was an opportunity for the Foundation to showcase and celebrate our programs, our people and our achievements in the community. The menu was exclusively designed by Fraser’s Head Chef Chris Taylor, with fine wine pairings from Juniper, Margaret River and specialist beer by Matso’s Broome Brewery as well as live entertainment featured throughout the evening.
The Foundation endeavours to showcase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent at our Dinner, and this year was no exception with acts Jarred Wall of “Jake and the Cowboys”, “Idgie” an up and coming local Singer/Songwriter and also a participant in our school based girls program, Deadly Sista Girlz and Perth six piece band “The Struggling Kings” entertaining guests throughout the night.
A highlight of the night was hearing from some of the Foundation’s mentors, with Shannon McGuire, Gerald Ugle, Jarrad Oakley Nicholls, Dale Kickett and Troy Cook taking the stage to speak about the work they are doing in their respective programs.
Wirrpanda Foundation Director, David Wirrpanda said the event is an important part of the Foundation’s fundraising endeavors.
“Proceeds of the evening will greatly assist us as we strive to create greater opportunities for Indigenous people and promote strong role models and healthy life choices.”
Thank you to all who generously contributed to our 12th Annual Fundraising Dinner. An extra special thank you to our major sponsors Fraser's Restaurant, Juniper, Margaret River, Rohan Jewellery, Matso's Beer, European Foods Wholesalers Australia, Event Services & Productions and West Coast Eagles, we simply could not do it without you.