On Monday the 4th July 2011, during the regular monthly Coal River Working Party meeting, a presentation was made by the East Maitland Kiwanis Club to Vera Deacon and the University Foundation.
The cheque represents the proceeds of the Amazing Race event that was held earlier in the year to raise funds for the University’s Vera Deacon Regional History Fund and Lifeline.
The Presentation was made by Rae Pidgeon, Secretary of the Kiwanis Club and Melanie Patfield of East Maitland to Vera Deacon and Libby Rodgers-McPhee of the University Foundation at Monet’s Cafe located on the historic James Fletcher Hospital, site of the original Government Domain dating back to 1804.
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To donate to the Vera Deacon Fund: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/foundation/
The Amazing Race 2011, a set on Flickr.
On the 2 April 2011 the National Trust Heritage Festival 2011 was launched with the Amazing Race.
The East Maitland Kiwanis organised the Amazing Race to raise funds for our University Foundation’s Vera Deacon Regional History Fund and Lifeline.
Teams solved clever clues and face fun challenges while navigating the urban Newcastle landscape on foot. It was a scavenger hunt, with all the thrills of the amazing race, mixed with trivial pursuit and a dash of cat-and-mouse.
We sincerely thank all the organisers and competitors on the day, especially the winning teams: Anthony and his friends, The Amazing Face and the Family.
We also thank the sentimental favourites, The Bio Wizards, The Where’s Wallys and The Robert Smiths.
We love you all!