On Friday18th November Karuna held its annual Christmas Market. Five rooms at Karuna’s gracious Windsor headquarters were overflowing with unique gifts, decorations and festive food, all lovingly made by our dedicated group of volunteers. Over 620 people came along to do their Christmas shopping, with many staying to delight in a beautiful Friday evening on the lawn, enjoying the food, beverages and music.
The Christmas Market is a major fundraiser for Karuna, and this year the kindness of the community resulted in excess of $40,000 being raised for our vital work. These funds will help more Queenslanders facing incurable illness to be where they want to be: with family, friends or loved ones, whilst receiving the best of care.
The evening ended with the exciting raffle draw. The lucky winners were:
|The Matilda prize pack||J. Perrett|
|Two nights for 2 at Seahaven Resort Noosa||J. Edwards|
|Two tickets for Cirque Du Soleil Kooza||J. Mildenhall|
|Panda Pearls||Z. O’Connell|
|$200 Voucher at Rogue Bar and Bistro||L. Callaghan|
|Wheelbarrow full of festive goodies||Bron|
|Hand-made quilt and knee blanket||M. Martin|
|My Giddy Aunt Pendant and Earrings||P. Frisley|
|Windsor Historical Society Publications||Jolie|
|David Malouf Signed Book Ransom||J. Kieys|
|Antique Tea Cup set||A. Webster|
|$75 Thai Chada Voucher||J. Kieys|
|$75 Lanna House voucher||A. Downing|
|Limoncello & Decanter set||C. Ross|
The lucky door prize of 2 Ray White vintage style yellow bikes were won by C. O’Rourke and C. Doyle.
We would like to thank everyone who was involved in making this year’s Christmas Market a great success, including our staff, volunteers, donors and all those who attended. We wish you and your families a safe and peaceful festive season and a wonderful New Year.