Fund Raising Event

Far East Consortium Helps Launch Kai Fella, With Generous Support

Kai Fella Launch Event, 30th October 2020

Far East Consortium’s WA State Manager and KEF Board Member, Dan Sweet, and Claire Eardley decided to stage an event to reach the corporate sector, raise funds and announce the Foundation’s name change to Kai-Fella. Trilogy Advertising and Marketing, David Gardiner PR, and Programmed volunteered to help.

This event was held on October 30th in Far East Consortium’s Penthouses of The Towers at Elizabeth Quay, attended by 230 people and resulting in almost $30,000 being raised through the sale of raffle tickets, Mekel illustrations and Kai-Fella merchandise, and through a Silent Auction.

An additional $10,000 Supporting Grant has also been contributed by the highly respected QBE Foundation.

The night included live art by Drew Straker, entertainers Proof-The Band and Old Mervs, MC Adrian Alaberg, a workshop experience by Tomorrow Man’s Rhett Corker, catering by Jed Gerrard (Executive Chef of the Ritz-Carlton Perth), rooftop DJ Luke Chan, a whisky station, and Howard Park Wines.

34 silent auction items were donated by some of Perth’s leading businesses and generous individuals including high-value items and services from Bec Juniper, Jon Denaro, Anna Flanders, DuoGlass, Finkelstein Hickmott, Glow, Forrest Chase, Longreach Media, TecSec Security Solutions, and Vault Fitness.

Raffle prizes were donated by the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Glow, and Old Bridge Cellars and a door prize was donated by Kailis.

Trilogy’s team prepared event communications and collateral, and WA Sign and Print produced and installed all the event signage, without charge. Photographer Wayne Rochat and videographer Ryan Vergone captured images throughout the night.

Claire Eardley commented,

Thank you on behalf of Kai-Fella and the Eardley family. I am so grateful for the support of Dan Sweet, Laura Ainsworth and the FEC team and Jo Bulline and her teams at Trilogy and DGPR for organising the Kai-Fella event and all the activities. This event could not have happened without everyone helping free of charge or for a significantly discounted cost.

I am also so thankful for those people who donated prizes and auction items.

For a charity such as ours, which is only 4 years in age, it is both exciting and thrilling to be able to take the next step in gaining recognition and to move into a corporate fundraising arena.

Our goal is to save boys’ lives and see every boy in WA supported both emotionally and mentally. We would like to give boys a voice and for them to be able to ask for help or share their load.

Friday’s fundraising event will enable the provision of 60 workshops and reach up to 2000 young men. Together we can make a difference, and I know that would make Kai proud.”