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L-R Glenn Joynson (senior relationship manager), Stacey Viertel (Byron Bay Westpac Bank Manager) and Zeke Huish (fundraising manager). Photo supplied
L-R Glenn Joynson (senior relationship manager), Stacey Viertel (Byron Bay Westpac Bank Manager) and Zeke Huish (fundraising manager). Photo supplied

On November 12 a fundraising dinner at the new Elements of Byron resort raised more than $40,000 for for the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter service.

The event took months in the planning and more than 200 guests enjoyed a stunning night of food and entertainment.

Instead of trotting out another black-tie gala event, the organising committee dared to be different and chose a theme based on our relaxed coastal lifestyle. It became known as the ‘Beach Club’ dinner with guests enjoying a less formal and more social evening while helping to raise a much-needed $40,000.

Glenn Joynson, Westpac’s senior relationship manager for said the night was ‘a great way for Westpac and the local community to show their support for this vital emergency service’.

The helicopter’s fundraising manager, Zeke Huish, said ‘I think all of us on the organising committee were all thrilled to see the night come together the way it did and the interest and support it received’.

‘We really need to thank everyone who attended and the local team at Westpac for helping to make the night such a great success,’ he said.

The organising committee say they are already turning their attention to the 2017 event and are looking forward to hosting another function at Elements of Byron in November.


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