In March 2011 PATRON Financial Advice held their annual conference in Hobart, Tasmania. It is tradition at the PATRON conferences that during the event, we appoint a Sergeant at Arms and create some additional fun by fining delegates and raising money for charity.
In past years money has gone to a local orphanage in Bangkok, and last year to Achieve Australia to assist people with disabilities.
In 2011 we were all captivated by the work the Humpty Dumpty Foundation Limited does for Children’s Hospital wards in much needed medical equipment. The aim was to raise $3,585 to purchase an Air Oxygen Blender predominantly through our Sergeant at Arms but also via a charity auction at our gala dinner. A number of fund managers and life companies donated prizes for a silent auction through the course of the conference and a live auction for a number of items on the final night.
The result was truly amazing and we were able to raise $10,000.
On Monday 4th April PATRON Financial Advice presented Humpty Dumpty with a cheque for $10,000 which will assist them in purchasing a Skeeter Drill of which one is needed for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Operating Suite.
My personal thanks for achieving this amazing result to the Fund Managers and Life Companies who so generously donated auction items, my conference committee headed by Jon Francis and Graeme Yeates, and a special thank you to Frank Casarotti who was our auctioneer on the night!