Another way you can show support for Cottage by the Sea is by becoming an Ambassador.
Above are some of our wonderful ambassadors – Amanda Flynn, Jan Wilkinson, Louisa White and Jade Augustine. These ladies organise an annual Fundraising Raceday, which raised over $16,000 in 2013 to go towards our children’s programs. Check out some photos of the fun on the day and the flyer for the 2014 Raceday. They also work tirelessly throughout the year spreading the word and raising funds.
Cottage by the Sea would like to increase community awareness of its work with disadvantaged children. Ambassadors can answer questions about the work of the Cottage and the constant need for funds, and they can suggest ways in which funds can be raised. If you are interested in supporting Cottage by the Sea and enjoy speaking to small (or large) groups, or organising fundraising events, you may like to consider becoming an Ambassador.
We have been very lucky to also have Curtis Stone as an ambassador, thanks to his mum’s involvement with the Cottage, and we are one his three chosen charities. Curtis was guest chef and presenter at a wonderful luncheon in March 2013, organised by our Bellarine Branch, in association with the Geelong Football Club. Check out what Curtis had to say on the day, plus some great photos.
Jimmy Bartel is also an ambassador and regularly visits the Cottage to hang out with the kids and have some fun. He brings along fellow Geelong Football Club players and takes part in activities such as dodge paintball and the popular slippery-dip. Here he is pictured with tennis legend Rod Laver, at a dinner hosted by Rod. The dinner helped raise funds for a new bus for the Cottage. Thanks guys!
Jan Wilkinson (Ambassador Program Co-ordinator), Eric Black, Glynn Harvey, Andrew Cannon, Jade Augustine, Amanda Flynn, Annie James, Georgie Daw, Alan Harrison, Louisa White, Curtis Stone, Jimmy Bartel, Jeff Rowley and Patrick Mills.