“Taste of Spain” long lunch at Avida – 2nd April 2016

By April 11, 2016Uncategorized


We raised $35K in one gorgeously long afternoon packed with food, wine and lots of generous hearts and wallets!!! $35K!!!!

We are SO grateful and blown away by everyone’s support – thank you so much to those that came along.  The auction went so well and the raffle tickets were snapped up.  The $10 lucky dip pinata’s were also gone in a heartbeat!  The Spanish music, the amazing flowers, the yum food that kept coming and coming…..it truly was a fantastic afternoon.

The auction items  included 4 pieces of beautiful art – generously given to us by Exhibitions Gallery in Brandon St, Wellington.  One of our most sought after pieces went for $5000!!! With the others going between an impressive $1200 to $2000! We had an unbelievable $3000 Whitebait voucher given to us by Armstrong Prestige to be auctioned, so was a “Night at the Footy” – 4x tickets at ABs vs Wales in June and dinner at Ombra beforehand.  We also had 2 night’s accommodation at The Tongariro Lodge in Turangi kindly donated by the fabulous team up there.  And because things were going so well we threw into the auction mix a night up to Auckland,  flights for 2 on Air NZ and a night at Rydges Hotel,  a $500 voucher at Harbourside Restaurant and lunch the next day at Brew on Quay. Phew!!!!!

PLUS!!!! We had $20 raffle items including –

  • Whiskey galore! Gallon of Jamiesons whiskey and 2x other bottles to go with it
  •  A bouquet of gorgeous flowers from Scent Floral Bouquet once a month for a year PLUS a sterling silver cross necklace by Guthrie and Steel with velvet bag which retails at $700
  • The White Swan in Greytown – one night in deluxe suite, French bubbles on arrival and 3 course dinner for 2

Thank you so much to everyone that donated items!!!!

All of our photos are on our Facebook page but here are a few sneaky pics to get you wanting to see more!  One thing you can’t see is all the love coming our way in the room – it was in abundance!



We have an exciting announcement soon to come about what that money is going to contribute to……So stay tuned!!!!