Yesterday I went to a High Tea with my mother and sister at the Summit Restaurant on Mt Cootha. However, This was no ordinary High Tea, it was a fund-raising event for the Mater Little Miracles. Mater Little Miracles is the name given to the premature babies who are cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at the Mater Hospital in Brisbane.
2013 is the 3rd year that this event has been held and yesterday was a huge success with 166 attendees and over $10,000 being raised.
There are many worthwhile causes for which funds are raised each and every day but what makes this so special is that it is not a corporate event nor are there any paid staff.
The Mater Little Miracles High Tea is single-handedly organised by one devoted dad as his way of giving something back after his younger son was cared for in the NICU at the Mater Hospital.
Shaune Watts has a full-time job, wife and family yet he makes the time to fundraise for causes that are near and dear to his heart. You can read all about it here. I am happy to be able to support the cause but also to support someone with the passion and drive to become involved and make a difference.
Shaune’s efforts are not limited to the Mater Little Miracles. In fact he initially raised funds for the Leukaemia Foundation and continues to do so.
Disclaimer: I am acquainted with Shaune’s fundraising work because The Duke knows Shaune. However, this post is entirely my own opinion.