HUGE Fundraising News - Aria MacDonald

HUGE Fundraising News

Australasian Drilling had their annual conference this weekend in Auckland.  On Saturday night they had a charity dinner and auction to raise money for KIDS Foundation who kindly nominated Aria to receive the proceeds raised on the night.

So I got a call from the GM of KIDS yesterday on Hamish’s birthday while some of our friends and family were over to say the evening raised….

$28,000 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!😀 😯 😀 😯 😀 😯 😀 😯 😀

We were so happy and stunned and emotional.  Just couldn’t believe how amazing and kind these people were to us and Aria.  I could post all week and not fully express how amazing this is.  These people don’t know us personally but choose to fully get behind us and raise such a huge sum.  WOW

Thank you so much, we are so honoured!!!

11 Responses to “HUGE Fundraising News”

  1. jen says:

    bless them

  2. Samantha Sutherland says:

    She so deserves it! People are always so amazing

  3. Steph says:

    Wow, that is awesome. I stoked for you guys. Hoping that Asher is coming right soon too.
    Happy Birthday for yesterday Hamish – you’re getting old you know! Ha ha.

  4. Ali/nerdygirl says:

    Wow, I am totally amazed!! That’s such awesome news.

  5. Lisa Robertson says:

    wow, that is a fabulous amount!! excellent!

  6. Michelle says:

    Wow, that is awesome and generous. I couldn’t think of a better cause though. Great stuff. Happy belated birthday to Hamish too.

  7. Rua, Lilys Nana says:

    WOW!!! Couldn’t go to a more deserving cause. Am delighted for you.Lovely to hear you are keeping away from Hotel Starship!! Nice to know when you go up and
    that you are coming home at night.It must be alot harder having another little one to worry about too.
    My love goes to you all and hope you keep out of hospital for another month!!!

  8. Rolf and Helen Jansen says:

    Hello there Anita, Hamish, Aria and Asher,
    We were so very thrilled to have met you all last Saturday, what a beautiful family you are! So sorry that Ash wasn’t well on your return – we hope that he is well on the road to his old self again now. (I loved the cuddles)
    What a fantastic message you got on Hamish’s birthday! Aria is soooo deserving of all the support offered. She is a delight.
    Take care all of you, and hope today worked out ok for you with Aria’s iron supplement at Starship.
    Love from us both,
    Rolf and Helen.

  9. Neala Miles says:

    Yaay! Grinning a big grin here! It’s fantastic when you hear of such generosity. Way to go!

  10. Dawn says:


    That’s totoally amazing, it just goes to show how generous nzers are and how compassionate they are. That’s completely awesome, Hope it goes along way to ur fundraising

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