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Raising Awareness and Funds

The annual Oak Possability Quiz Night Fundraiser was a huge success raising over $10 000 to go towards client programs.

Quizmaster Sheree Hill with trivia winners from Intuit Technologies.

Hosted at the Glenorchy Football Club, over 150 community members, clients, families and staff made teams and competed over 5 rounds of questions and mini games for a fun filled evening.

The event was run by clients and a staff committee, with southern program participants and Duke of Edinburgh participants volunteering their time to judge, usher, contribute prizes and make sure the evening ran smoothly. Many guests walked away with some popular potted succulents as lucky door prizes, together with other items.

Smashing the fundraising goal of $8000, attendees dug deep on the night, with ticket sales, cash donations, a raffle, and a combination of silent and live auctions contributing to the total. As in 2017, the live auction hosted by Chief Financial Officer David Nelan was a big hit raising a large portion of funds thanks to generous donations from local businesses. Items included laptops, luxury accommodation and signed AFL Carlton and North Melbourne jerseys.

Thanks to Sheree Hill, who entertained as quizmaster for the evening.

In a hotly contested event a table from Intuit Technologies took out the honours of being the 2018 Quiz Night Champions, which included winning a huge hamper of goodies.

View the photo album.

Thank you

Thank you to all of the donors, attendees, volunteers and committee members for their support in making the event possible. The time and generosity of everyone involved made the night a huge success.

Where are the funds going?

Improvements at Seven Mile Beach Retreat

Seven Mile Beach Retreat offers Short Term Accommodation and Transition to Independent Living opportunities that benefit many clients and their families. Funds have been used to construct a new fence and furnish a games room.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Program

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award aims to equip young people with skills for life and work.  Participants are challenged to complete activities that develop confidence, independence, responsibility and a focus on community. Oakdale Training is the only disability service in Tasmania that participate in the Award program. Funds raised will cover some participation costs for the program.

IT Equipment upgrades

As a Registered Training Organisation, Oakdale Training has an IT room that participants use to build their IT skills. Funds will be used to upgrade some equipment.