Sports Lunch 2016 raises funds for Indigenous Scholarships




Auctioneer Stuart Gregor gets the crowds in the mood for a fun afternoon.


On Friday 26 August over 200 members of the School community joined together for an afternoon of fun in support of Indigenous Scholarships at Abbotsleigh. The Leather and Laces fundraising event celebrated its fifth year and once again it didn’t disappoint.





Our panel of professional sportspeople, from top: Alyssa Healy, Braith Anasta and Gorden Tallis.


Sports legends Braith Anasta, Gorden Tallis and Alyssa Healy shared career stories and highlights as members of our panel over a discussion facilitated by former ABC State Director and sports broadcaster Peter Longman. Guests enjoyed lunch at Doltone House Hyde Park with the lively and hugely entertaining Stuart Gregor as our auctioneer asking guests to dig deep in the live auction where generosity shone through. Guests also enjoyed a moving presentation from Bonnie Cochrane, mother of Abbotsleigh student Lena-Jade Cochrane currently in Year 11 attending Abbotsleigh as an Indigenous scholar.



Bonnie Cochrane addressing the crowd.


Headmistress Judith Poole enjoying the day's fun atmosphere.


We’d like to extend a big thanks to all our generous prize sponsors and donors, volunteers, parents and staff that joined forces to raise more than $130,000 which will make a real difference to Indigenous girls’ education.






Some of our 200 guests supporting us on the day.


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