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TLT Community Ambassador Raises $17,100 to #ForkCancer
Our incredible community ambassador Sarah Waldron has once again smashed her fundraising target, raising an amazing $17,100 to Fork Cancer!
This was Sarah’s third year hosting a Longest Table and it was her biggest one yet, with tickets selling out within six days!
She hosted a three-course sit down cocktail dinner on Saturday 28 August at the Cathedral Hotel with 108 guests in attendance.
“I was blown away at how quick we sold out. I think I could have easily had sold 200 tickets if COVID permitted,” Sarah said.
Along with ticket sales, Sarah raised funds through raffles, door prizes and a silent and live auction.
“I had 115 businesses and companies that supported the event by donating products of vouchers,” Sarah said.
“For the live auction I was lucky enough to be donated a 15,000 ft skydive, Port Adelaide player Travis Boak’s footy boot (selling for $800), a weekend away at a gorgeous Airbnb on the south coast and a signed Adelaide Crows football.
“Every single raffle ticket, silent auction and live auction sold on the night. I even SOLD OUT of raffle tickets, so my gorgeous friends were scrambling to make more!”
Sarah also partnered with her work, Adelaide retail business Denim and Cloth who ran a competition through their social media pages for two weeks, which boosted donations.
Setting Sights for 2022
There’s no rest for Sarah, who’s already planning next year’s Longest Table event!
“I didn’t have any partners or sponsors this year however I’ve already had a lot of people reach out to me asking to be part of next year’s event, which could be even bigger and better!”
Sarah’s motivation to #ForkCancer is driven by her loving family, who’ve all unfortunately fought different types of cancers.
“My family continue to motivate me each year. My mum, dad, brother and a person very close to my heart have all battled this horrible disease,” Sarah said.
“They are the strong ones. They are the fighters. They are my hero’s. I will always continue to fight for them as much as I can.”
There’s still time! Host your own Longest Table and #BiteToFight for a future free from cancer for your loved ones! Register today!