Christmas Luncheon 2010

The Macedon Ranges Focus Group has been unstinting in its support of CIKA’s efforts to raise funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital.  CIKA President, Sandra Lehrer, attended their 2010 Christmas luncheon along with several other representatives of CIKA and the hospital.  They were overwhelmed with the donations from the group and it was a great finish to the year.

Focus donated $5000.00;
Group Vice President, Gwen Kakafikas, repeated her generous donation of 2009 by once again presenting a cheque for $1000.00.  Gwen and her husband Andy are the owners of TBS (Aust), importers and wholesalers of curtain and blind hardware, and when Gwen held the position of Focus President she attended several CIKA functions, and hence is very aware of the work that we do.
The 550 km Robe-to-Bendigo bike ride, in which several group members participated, raised $3,259.50 and publicised the research funded by CIKA.

A major event on the CIKA calendar is the annual Macedon Ranges Focus Group’s Christmas party.  Focus has been a major sponsor of CIKA for over twelve years and, whilst their monthly activities are varied, their main endeavours are directed to supporting the funding that CIKA contributes to the RCH.

Members of the CIKA team have been attending the Focus Christmas lunch over many years and it is always a good time to catch up with old friends, enjoy the visit from Santa, sing some carols and enjoy a lovely meal in good company.

Whilst the Focus group was formed primarily to encourage friendship, education and socialization between the women of the Macedon Ranges their endeavours over many years have resulted in generous financial support to CIKA.