I think we had 107 people come to The Path of the Horse today in the wind, rain and a cold of our wonderful Trentham. Incredible, thank you all most sincerely for making it.
We pre sold 87 tickets and many more today. Some couldn’t make it and others opted for another Open Day in October or November.
Tai Chi was canceled due to the weather and our smoking ceremony went ahead courtesy of Frank Lexton, an aboriginal elder. The flag poles were raised by Frank and Mick (VP Daylesford RSL) and the RSL President Ian Tennitti read The Ode and reminded us of the hardships Australian soldiers have endured in battle which was a timely reminder.
The pics speak for themselves and we thanked everyone who has helped us on our journey to where we are now. We are grateful of the support we have and I cant name all of our supporters just now cos it’s been a massive and wonderful day which found me overwhelmed at times, so please allow me to fix that later.
Our Trentham community is renowned for its kindness and support for each other and good causes, today was no exception. To our wonderful town and it’s caring people, we thank you.
To my Directors and our Sponsors and those who donated to support our work, we are ever thankful.
The good news is that we raised approx $7700 at this event! This includes a $3000 donation from Meridith and Rick Brown (wow) along with many others who donated too. A young boy donated his savings from him money box............we are humbled.
Given all we had against us it is simply wonderful to reflect on the support we have from so many clients, veterans, nurses, emergency service workers who came to support me and our cause.
This work has changed me. Every client I see changes me a little too. I am moved by their experiences of life and care for them so very much. I was hit hard by feelings today talking about some of them without naming them. They move me, I love those feelings.
Seeing the flags raised here for the first time, our smoking ceremony and our friends, left me feeling at peace and very, very in the here and now.
Thank you all.