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2009 July

From the monthly archives:

July 2009

Fundraising Evening a Big Success

by Kate on July 9, 2009

An audience of almost 200 people were treated to a very special presentation by Robert Swan, OBE  last Monday 13th July. The fundraiser for Breaking the Cycle was held at the BMW Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne. Dr. Kate Auty, the new Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability introduced Kate and Robert. Kate spoke first about Breaking the Cycle, how the idea evolved, the purposes of the project and expedition plan. Then Robert, one of the world’s leading motivational speakers left the audience spellbound as he skilfully articulated his amazing story; leading successful expeditions to both the North and South Poles and his visionary work for the environment.  Robert presented in a manner which was inspiring; his messages tangible to listeners – and funny. Underlying this story of passion, commitment and perseverence is the notion that we all have the ability and to make a difference; to bring about positive change. 

On the night we made a profit of $4500 and donations (which are tax deductible) are still being received. Collectively these contributions are making substantial inroads into the $35K still required to allow the Breaking the Cycle Expedition to reach its full potential.

For further information please click here: Fundraiser_flyer2.1