This blog is dedicated to encouraging people to make quilts and laundry bags to send to Aussie service men and women currently serving overseas and to express our gratitude for their service. We care about the people - not the politics or the mission.
Our quilts are not works of art, but works of the heart.
Good news. I am able to announce that the tickets for our Brisbane Dinner and the Raffle Tickets are going on sale tonight which is a week earlier than we expected. If you have already emailed Angela to reserve your ticket she will get back to you with the following details in the next day or so. If you have not emailed Angela and wish to come to the dinner don't leave it too late and miss out.
I am repeating some of the information from last week's post just to make sure we are all on the same page with the dinner. This is to be a special night aimed at celebrating what Aussie Heroes has achieved since its inception. It is a chance for recipients, supporters and Aussie Hero Friends to chat face to face for a change seeing as most of our communication is via the internet.
Who is invited?
If you are an Aussie Hero Friend we would love you to come. If you, or a loved one, has received a quilt or a laundry bag from Aussie Heroes we would be honoured if you would consider joining us. If you follow the Facebook page or the blog I hope you will consider coming along as well. You don't have to be eligible to come, you just have to want to come.
Format of the evening.
Please note - this will not be a formal sit down dinner. There will be hot and cold finger foods, a couple of different kinds of noodle boxes and cheese platters. A cash bar will be in operation as it is just too expensive for us to run a function with a drinks package.
It is yet to be confirmed but I am hoping that we will have a guest speaker who is one of our recipients as well as being one of my "distributors".
We are planning a Raffle, Door Prizes and much more.
For those not
attending our dinner in Brisbane
you are still able to get involved by purchasing raffle tickets for $5 each. If you are attending the dinner you can either purchase your extra tickets in advance using this method or on the night (cash only)
A genuine Aussie Hero Quilt
Further prizes are to be announced over the coming weeks.
Please make your
payment via direct deposit (EFT) to
Bank Account Name – Aussie Hero Quilts (and Laundry Bags)
Westpac Dural Branch
ACCOUNT NUMBER 301860
Copies of the deposit (EFT) receipt along with your name and phone number needs to be sent to Joan Carter so she can issues the raffle tickets.
Raffle will be drawn on 30th November. Winners will be
notified via email or phone within 48 hours.
TICKET SALES CLOSE 6 PM MONDAY 25TH
Laundry Bag Challenge
The only other thing you need to think about is entering our laundry bag challenge.
Everyone, even those who cannot attend, is invited to make a laundry bag.
You can make an Aussie themed one, a military themed one or a fun one.
All laundry bags are to be sent to
Angela (Aussie Heroes)
PO Box 5411
Brendale QLD 4500
Please do not send them to me
I don't want to have to carry them or send them to Brisbane.
One laundry bag per person please, and most important, please include an A4 sheet of paper inside the laundry bag with your name, address and email so that we can contact the winner. The number of winners (i.e. first, second and third) will be decided at a later date. Also feel free to include your normal note to the recipient as all bags will be sent off straight after the event to my various contacts around the Middle East. We already know we have a few recipients attending the dinner and I am hoping one or two of them will consent to be our Laundry Bag Judges. Laundry bags must be with Angela no later than Monday 25th of November.
Some accommodation is available at the venue (with a special booking code) and we are considering planning a breakfast for the morning after if there is enough interest.