TeamTilda Function wrap up

31 Oct

Tilda definitely has some sway with the weather. It seems that every time we have a function in her honour, the sun gods come out to play and Sunday was no exception. It was a beautiful day down in Altona and a splendid afternoon was had by one and all at the very fine Mosaic restaurant.

It has taken me awhile to get to this update. One, because unfortunately, I am experiencing some third trimester nausea which is absolutely no fun at all but it really is reason number two that I haven’t been able to write.

I am totally overwhelmed.

I feel blessed and grateful and humbled and honored to have the friends we have and to have borne witness to so much generosity and support. Since the intrepid fundraising arm of Team Tilda began, they have gone above and beyond and with support of all of you – raised nearly $30,000 for Tilda, for us. It is an enormous weight off our shoulders – that the van can now be fully paid for, that we can provide Tilda with any other equipment that she needs to make her more comfortable, that with the imminent arrival of Little Bubs (or Zinger as Simon likes to call her!), financials are much less of a stress.

Thank you so, so much. Thank you to all those people who donated prizes and money, bought and sold raffle tickets and bid on items. It is hard to know how to adequately convey such thanks but know that you have made a real difference in our lives and we will never forget it.

The online sports memorabilia auction was a huge success, raising over $7000!  And for those who don’t have access to Facebook, the raffle was drawn as follows:

1st – Noosa holiday – Robyn Ryan
2nd – Hotel Windsor – Mark TImms
3rd – Apollo Bay Beach Escape – Leonie Fairless
4th – Piccoli Portraits – Joey Dorrington
5th – Thirteenth Beach Golf voucher – Dave Wagner
6th – Tupperware Hamper – Melissa Selvaggio
7th – Annie Beach Photography voucher – Shirley Fagan
8th – Brokewood Wines – Anette Maidment
9th – BBQ Galores cooking set – Dave Horman
10th – Target voucher – Ben Verrall
11th – Mosiac Restaurant voucher – Christine Johnston
12th – Apple iPod – Randolph Pereira
13th and 14th (2 sets of) – 3 x Wiggles Tickets – Taya McDonald and Brett Van Der Vilet
15,16,17,18,19th – Manspace Magazine 12 month subscription – Sarah Maidment, Marnie Sheehy, Aaron Thomas, Michelle Field & Chris Anstec.

All in all, Sunday was a wonderful culmination of the hard work of Adam, Matt, Chez, Kylie and everyone else who contributed. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

In other wonderful news, I had a knock on my door this morning from the very lovely Bill who spent the day building our ramp! It is FANTASTIC!!!! I got home from swimming with Tilda this afternoon and it was all ready to go. To get Tilda inside, I used to have to leave her chair at the bottom of the steps then carry her up and place her in her bed and get her comfortable before going back and lugging the chair up. Cumbersome, tiring and awkward. NO MORE!

Thank you so much Bill, you’ve changed my world for the better!!!

It has been a busy day today – I also had a visit from the delightful Kelly, Matilda’s OT from school. She came to talk about hand splints and hoists and it looks like we have a plan. We are putting the paperwork in for a portable hoist and her hand splints will be made in the next couple of weeks.

Tilda is still in a great place, lots of smiles, doing well with her eating and generally sleeping pretty well too. Long may it continue!

Lots of love to everyone



6 Responses to “TeamTilda Function wrap up”

  1. Jo Weller October 31, 2012 at 5:59 pm #

    Awesome! Xx

  2. Adam and cheryl October 31, 2012 at 7:07 pm #

    Ramp looks awesome, glad its up and going, will hopefully make it much easier. well done Bill!

  3. Danielle x November 1, 2012 at 6:32 am #

    Wow, what a fabulous job on the ramp! And amazing work by Adam, Chez, Kylie & Matt! Sunday was a great day! Big love to all the members of team Tilda. 🙂

  4. cally berryman November 1, 2012 at 7:54 am #

    Fabulous fund raising.
    Magnificant people out there.

    The Ramp looks fantastic and will be a great help getting Tilda in from the beautiful van.
    Take care of yourself, the nasea is telling you to take note.
    I wish a holiday for you somewhere warm.

    Love to Tilda , you and Simon and baby bump.

  5. Juliet November 1, 2012 at 8:59 am #

    I am so glad the day was a success and the ramp looks WONDERFUL! Hope the nausea is transient. All my love to all of you.

  6. Anne Bunting November 5, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

    You certainly have fantastic friends – what a marvellous effort. Hopefully the nausea will settle and you can enjoy the last few weeks of delightful anticipation.
    Love always

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