September 4th 2012
$25,500 raised for Zack
It was a big hot August night last Saturday at the Picnic Bay Hotel when 170 locals showed up to support one small boy: Zack Roesler. It was also a night Magnetic Islanders can feel truly proud about.
The ladies took the opportunity to doll up and the blokes... well, some went black tie but, as one might expect in Magnetic’s inimitable way, some fellas appeared as if they’d popped by to borrow a cast net.
But while the sexy, sharp and snazzy rubbed shoulders with fashion denialists and everybody in between, the biggest impressions were being made by the contents of the collective back pockets and handbags. A massive $21,000 was raised through the tickets, raffles, auctions and sheer, gifted generosity. And, to top it, off Magnetic Island Rotary's Golf Day found another $4,500.
It was yet another occasion to be very proud to be part of this community.
Zack’s mum Liz was keen to thank all who made it happen and passed on the following message.
"Magnetic Island Community (and a few from further afield) for attending, and donating so much amazing stuff. Thank you Magnetic Times and Magnetic Community News for your support, to the Sara Shaw Band for your fantastic music, the Firefly's for the beautiful show, to Jo Matheson, Jan Phillips, and of course Marc Anthony for the snake photo's, to Zinc FM for the slick MC'ing, to Pam and her staff at the Picnic Bay Pub for the beautiful venue and great service, to Vicki, Gail, Mick, Amber and Gill.... and finally, of course the amazing Ang, Kerrie, and Katrina for organising it all so well. Plus a big thank you to Magnetic Island Rotary for their fundraiser last weekend.”
For those unaware of Zack’s challenging health problems (click here)
For all our photos of the big night visit our facebook page (Click here)
Story and photo: George Hirst