The annual ‘Sunset Soiree’ for Centipede was held on Friday 7 November at the Glebe Rowing Club. A little over 50 people in attendance enjoyed live music provided by local chanteuse Hannah Robinson, the well-chosen words of Glebe Public School’s principal Vicki Pogulis and a most convivial evening under the full moon. This was enlivened by the auction of some incredible donations by local Glebites such as a weekend in Katoomba, a garden consultation, two days in a villa on Fraser Island, a guided night-time tour of Centennial Park and a trio of original photographs of Circus Oz performers in action.
Glebe Society stalwart Jan Macindoe and Glebe Justice Centre CEO Stuart Davey also presented a cheque from the proceeds of their jointly managed Garage Trail Sale to Centipede.
While not as well attended as past functions it was wonderful to see our community representatives Hon Tanya Plibersek, Deputy Leader of the Federal Opposition, Cr Robyn Kemmis, Deputy Lord Mayor of Sydney and Verity Firth, endorsed Labor candidate for the State seat of Balmain all finding the time to attend and support this very worthy venture. At the time of writing the net proceeds were approximately $5000. It is hoped that a good number of the 39 people who had not renewed their membership of Friends of Centipede by that evening will soon choose to do so. It is a registered charity and as such all donations are tax deductible.