Thursday, June 22, 2017

Successful Fundraising Event 2017 - Clash of the Hemispheres

Successful Fundraising Event 2017 - Clash of the Hemispheres

On the 6th of June 2017 at Eden Park in Auckland, 6 Rugby greats came together on stage to debate – ‘The Southern Hemisphere should be on top. The Earth is upside down’ – with MC and Referee for the evening Jeremy Corbett.

The Southern Hemisphere was represented by Captain Phil Gifford, Sir Graham Henry and Ian Jones.

The Northern Hemisphere was led by Captain Stuart Barnes, Miles Harrison and Scott Quinnell.
They both did amazing well at going off topic, telling hilarious stories and keeping the audience roaring with laughter. At the end they were judged by the audience – not surprisingly (given the rather biased audience) the Southern Hemisphere team was declared the winner.
MS Auckland member Judith Pullen-Burry spoke briefly and beautifully, reminding people what we were fundraising for and Martin Cooper from Harcourts Cooper & Co worked his magic at getting people to dig deep for the 11 auction items that went under the hammer. 60 more items were bid for with the Givergy silent auction system.
A huge thanks to our premier sponsor Fidelity Life, and Silver sponsors, Harcourts Cooper & Co and John Andrew Mazda, and all our other event sponsors and supporters.