Good evening Ladies, Gents and All
Apologies, the fairy godmother has just stepped out to take a call
But Ill swing a wand and out I’ll call Welcome now to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Ball
It seems only right to start with, ‘Once upon a time’
We will attempt a speech, in perfect rhyme.
It is a true wonder to see you all here tonight.
And I am hoping, just only hoping, we can get this right!
In this realm of fairytale, where hope takes a stand,
I am Mark Scarborough, an Ambassador grand.
With as much passion as Dainere, I hope for awareness wide,
For Daineres Rainbow Brain Tumour Research Fund, I stand with pride.
Thanks for that Mark, and with the same compassion and care,
I am John Mikita, and this purpose I share.
As Patron for Dainere, I am committed to a future.
Where no child should live with an incurable tumour.
With introductions now done, we will get to the rest
But first let me say, my how amazing you are all dressed!
With that nice little compliment, our speech game is strong
This seems to be working all right, I think we might just go on.
It is with grateful hearts, we gather tonight,
To thank all who are here, to give Dainere light.
We remember her as a warrior, a fierce courageous knight.
Who tirelessly and passionately continued to fight.
t was her goal, her one true hope that no children would suffer nor need to cope
That brain tumours in children will one day be banished
And that her memory will live on, and in do so, flourish
To do so, it’s with partners and supporters far and wide,
That tonight we ask you to be grateful for their time.
With generous spirits they’ve lit the path,
And helped dreams flourish, free from wrath.
First, to Group One, with unwavering might,
Your support shines like stars far in to the night.
With generous spirits, you’ve lit the path,
And helped dreams flourish, free from wrath.
Rolfe Property Services, we extend our praise,
For tending to needs, in their myriad of ways.
Your expertise and care, a castle’s foundation,
Built upon trust and deep dedication.
Action 4×4, our knights in shining steel,
Your sponsorship roars, a powerful zeal.
Through muddy trails and treacherous course,
You’ve driven our cause with unwavering force.
Simeco Electrical, an enchanted ally,
With technological wonders, you simply amplify.
From pixels to magic, your genius untold,
We hope that our story continues to unfold.
To the National Arboretum, nature’s grand stage,
Your majestic beauty, a treasure in each page.
The Ginger Group, with your vibrant hues,
You’ve catered for our dreams, with flair and muse.
Michael Bower our guide, during this night,
Your wisdom and warmth, it’s been a delight.
Throughout the proceedings, you’ve led the way,
Thank you for brightening our fairy-tale day.
Leisa Keen, has enchanted the air
As she has charmed the hearts of all who are here.
DJ Alex Carder, spinning tunes divine,
You’ve made us dance, like stars that align.
I’m sure you have all have met Deidra, We could talk to her for an hour,
Our hostess of wonder, Deidra Rose, you’re a flower.
And Majura the Magician, a rabbit you may conjure.
With a wave of your wand,if only it could cure!
AVL, the wizards of light, with colors and beams,
you’ve set our stage bright.
To Props and Roses, our imaginative muse,
You’ve created a wonder of flowers, no one could refuse.
Mugshots Photobooths have snapped memories to keep,
You’ve immortalized joy, in moments so deep.
Corrine from Red Fox Photography, your lens has captured our vibe.
Let’s all squeeze in your booth and make memories long survive!
Andrew from Funnell Entertainment, you’ve set hearts aglow,
Thank you for making our fairytale show.
Michael and Kelsey of Team Martin, strong and true,
At Luton Properties Tuggeranong, we thank you.
To our volunteers Louise and Leanne, our fairy-tale brigade,
Your kindness and generosity, we hope never to fade.
Thank you for believing, for joining our quest,
Together, we’ve woven a fairy-tale blessed.
Last but not least our speaker this evening
Dr Sumanth Nagabushan you truly have given this night meaning.
A community strong is what Joel Cahill knows best
And we thank him so dearly from SCHF.
As our tale draws to an end, let’s raise a cheer,
For the wonders tonight of all of those here.
With gratitude in our hearts, we bid adieu,
Our fairy-tale magic, it’s all thanks to you!
Thank you to everyone here tonight who has given up their time and of course your support. Your donations and presence tonight are valued.
Unlike other charities please be assured that 100% of all funds raised by Dainere’s Rainbow go directly to the Sydney Children’s hospital to support vital research for future generations of children diagnosed with childhood brain tumours and cancer.
An event such as tonight would not be possible without the valued support and generosity of the numerous businesses and individuals in our community.
To the dedicated Dainere’s Rainbow Committee Family: Mark our Ambassador, Colin, Dianne, Bernadette, Bronwyn, Monique and Mark, Anne and David, Kylie, Stuart and Meryl and Elizabeth. You all are so generous in giving your time, passion, enthusiasm, support, and hearts to continuing Dainere’s legacy. You are all champions of charity.
On behalf of the committee I would like to acknowledge the ongoing support John and his team at Transit Graphics provide with all the marketing materials, design and website for Dainere’s Rainbow.
And finally, to the family who brought us all together here tonight.
The level of devotion the Anthoney family have shown to Dainere’s memory, their continued dedication to raising money for the Sydney Children’s Hospital and their efforts to educate other parents who will endure the pain and suffering that they did with their beloved Dainere.
You are truly significant people and deserve our most humble applause in acknowledgement of your efforts.
To end, in the words of Dainere herself:
‘my little voice could only make a small difference,
but together many voices could create change’.
Remember together WE ARE making a change, thank you and enjoy the evening.