Last Wednesday night was a hive of activity in the office, with the girls getting dressed in their finest 1940’s glamour dresses and getting the hair done, whilst the boys wore their finest suits. The occasion was for our first Corporate Giving Night. The culture at Criterion Conferences is all about giving back to the community, and as our Managing Director Cath Jules beautifully said in her speech at the event: “Charity starts at home”. That is why it was so fitting to start off our corporate giving with a fundraiser for a very worthy cause that is very close to our hearts.
One of our most valued colleagues suffers from cancer and I am sure that any of you who have a loved one who has gone through cancer knows that there are so many financial, physical and emotional costs with regards to hospital visits including treatments and time of work. So we as a team wanted to help make life a little bit easier and what better way to raise money than to go to the movies in style and have a charity auction.
The venue was the Dendi Cinema, in Circular Quay. The theme was 1940’s Hollywood glamour and I have to say, everyone looked so fantastic, I suppose who doesn’t like to dress up in Hollywood glamour once in a while. We were going to watch “Fury” in style.
Before the film, there was a food and wine reception, which also included a silent auction. Some of the fabulous prizes that were on offer included weekend trips away, wine and food hampers and pampering sessions to name a few. Thank you to all of our sponsors who donated so generously.
The evening was so enjoyable, but throughout the night we all remembered why we were there, we were there to raise money for such a worthy cause, but more importantly we were there to show our support to one of our friends who has endured so much this last few years, but still comes into work everyday with a smile on her face. She is amazing!!!!
Over the next months we’ll be releasing details of our plans for 2015 and our corporate giving from Criterion Conferences.