Celebrating 10 Years of Impact: An afternoon to remember

20 November 2022
In October the foundation celebrated 10 years of impact with a fundraising event at Provenance Wines, Fyansford. We were overwhelmed with support for the event, with over 180 of you able to come out and enjoy the afternoon with us.
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In October the foundation celebrated 10 years of impact with a fundraising event at Provenance Wines, Fyansford. We were overwhelmed with support for the event, with over 180 of you able to come out and enjoy the afternoon with us. Raising over $20,000, the event was our biggest fundraiser to date.

Food and drink were plentiful as attendees chatted, listened to music or browsed the silent auction and popup shop before settling down to listen to our guest speakers.

A highlight for many was the speech given by Dr. Sereana Natuman, Head of the Medical Department of Vila Central Hospital, talking about the realities on the ground in Vanuatu and the day-to-day challenges that have shaped her as a medical practitioner.

MJF Patron Richard Marles MP made a warm and generous speech, speaking to the progress of the MJF over the last 10 years, the journey of the Jewson family since Melanie’s passing and his experience in the Pacific over many years. Rev. Tim Costello spoke passionately on the importance of community, giving, and caring for others, and even MJF Patron Martin Sheen made an appearance with a special video message.

Ticket sales and donations were supplemented by a successful silent auction and popup shop. MJF merchandise proved to be very popular, especially the enamel lapel pins and colourful tote bags designed by graphic designer in residence Nathan Harms.

The MJF is deeply grateful to event partners Provenance Wines, The Travel Notebook, Geelong Lutheran CollegeBambra, Ball & Doggett, Peter Foster Photography, Keith & Heather Fagg, Lisa Hanley and Nathan Harms for their generous support. We would also like to extend our thanks to Emily Donoghue and Jacqui Holding for their tireless work in realising the event.

Thank you to each and every one of you that attended and helped to make the day such a success.

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