A thousand times the fun at our 2018 Christmas Lunch

The Property Council WA division held its annual Christmas Lunch at Crown Perth last week, with a record crowd of 1,013 property industry professionals joining the celebrations.

ABC’s Di Darmody kept the crowd entertained as emcee while Ray Haeren roved the crowd, interviewing unsuspecting members throughout the afternoon.

Disability Support Award nominee and Artist Jacob Butler (Shakey) worked his magic onstage painting an incredible portrait of Perth City and the Swan River to support Property Council’s fundraiser for Mission Australia.

Guests were able to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win one of three donated prizes in support of Mission Australia’s Christmas Lunch in the Park. This alone raised an incredible $22,000 which was added to the $4,500 donated by corporate partners prior to the event by Iris Residential, Edge Visionary Living, Multiplex and AMP Capital.

The artwork being painted live by Shakey was auctioned off to the highest bidder Grant Davey, Owner of Matador Capital Pty Ltd, fetching $4,000 – 50 per cent of which was donated to Mission Australia.

This brought the total raised on the day to over $28,500. These funds will contribute directly towards providing lunch to over 1,200 people in Perth who are experiencing homelessness or disadvantage on Christmas day.

The highlight of the day was having comedian Jimeoin take the stage, who managed to have the crowd in stitches within the first 20 seconds, with a few jokes up his sleeve reflecting on his building and construction roots.

A special thank you to Kate Bennell, a proud descendant of the Whadjuck/Barlardong Noongar people for providing the welcome to country and to all of the Christmas Lunch guests for supporting Property Council in making this such a fantastic event – and helping raise some much-needed funds for Mission Australia.

Lastly, a big thank you to Corporate Partners RBB and AMP Capital for sponsoring the event, APP for throwing an incredible After Party, and to all of our members that donated prizes towards the Mission Australia raffle.

Check out all the photos from the day on the Property Council WA Facebook page www.facebook.com/PropertyCouncilWA.

Raffle Winners

1st Prize – Madlen Jannaschk

  • One night’s accommodation at Crown Towers Perth, Deluxe Room inc. breakfast for two at Epicurean Restaurant (RPP $650), donated by Crown Perth
  • $1,000 Myer gift card, donated by Primewest
  • Fursys T80 leather executive chair (RPP $950), donated by Castledex
  • $250 Forrest Chase gift card, donated by ISPT

2nd Prize – Jess Garner

  • $500 Crown Perth gift card, donated by Finbar
  • Haworth fern char (RPP $900), donated by Castledex

3rd Prize – Jodie Priestly

  • $250 Crown Perth gift card, donated by Mirvac

For more information on Mission Australia visit the website www.missionaustralia.com.au.

To donate or to learn more about Mission Australia’s annual Christmas Lunch in the Park go to www.christmaslunchinthepark.com.au or phone 08 9225 0400.