Montefiore Thanks Volunteers with Hollywood Party

December 12, 2010 by Katie Hoskins
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Sydney’s Montefiore has thanked its valuable volunteers with a Hollywood party.

Performing for the volunteers

The Montefiore has more than 550 Volunteers at Montefiore who give up their time to enhance our Residents Quality of Life. We are so very grateful to them and to thank them we put on a an Academy Awards presentation worthy of Hollywood, with Montefiore hosting and toasting our magnificent Volunteers.

The red carpet was laid and the glitterati were out in full force, ‘dressed to kill’, at Randwick and Hunters Hill to give and receive well-deserved accolades. Speeches were made, entertainers performed, awards were presented and cocktails consumed.

The spirit that pervaded the event surpassed anything seen at the Oscars. President David Freeman AM delivered a Shakespearian address worthy of the Bell Shakespeare Company.

One might suspect a spot of coaching by John Bell (or perhaps Steven Spielberg), especially when a troupe of actors presented some of the hilarious scenarios that make up a Volunteer’s life at Monte.

Our favourite troubadour Manfred Perlstein performed one of his now famous ‘Perlstein originals’, while our guests feasted on delicious canapés prepared by the Academy catering teams.

How can we adequately thank our Volunteers for their enormous contribution to the quality of life of our Residents? Our annual party is but a small gesture of our appreciation, but our Volunteers all seem to agree that their true reward lies in doing for and honouring the senior members of our community.

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