A High Tea organised by Samford Leos and Lions Clubs has raised $2349 for Lions Medical Research Foundation Personality Quest entrant Shayna Lutzke.
The sell-out event was was held at the Samford Homestead Restaurant where around 100 guests enjoyed a variety of finger foods and consumed 85 bottles of champagne!
Guests were entertained with raffles, a silent auction, and a fashion parade in which Leo’s modelled clothes and accessories from local fashion retailer Urban Dweller.
Guest speaker for the afternoon was Dr Peter Darben, Head of SPARQ-ED (Students Performing Advanced Research Queensland). SPARQ-ED is a biomedical research educational facility for school students and teachers located at the Translational Research Institute in Brisbane.
Samford Leo Club Advisor Alice Cunningham said she was surprised by how quickly the event had sold out. “Just 3 weeks after we published the event through our Facebook page and our website we had completely run out of tickets,” she said.
“We are extremely happy with the results and will definitely be holding this fundraiser again early next year”.
The Lions Medical Research Foundation Personality Quest is the primary fundraiser for the Lions Medical Research Foundation. The Quest has a proud 45 year history and is focused on raising funds so that the Foundation can continue to fund 4 early career medical researchers. Each medical researcher is funded for a 3 year term. To donate please go to www.lionsmedicalresearchfoundation.org.au