WOW! What a fabulous night we had on Thursday evening, at the Melbourne Twitter Festival, the Twestival!
It was wonderful to see so many people brave the unpredictable Melbourne weather to support this event.
As we mingled and put unfamiliar faces to familiar Twitter handles, all enjoyed some wonderful tunes from the very talented Singer/ Guitarist Jenny Biddle.
Lou was followed by Rebecca Scott, the founder of STREAT Melbourne, who spoke from the heart about the journey which lead to her to establish this Social Enterprise to help stop youth homelessness.
Whilst we were listening to these inspiring people, our mouths were filled with treats from the Abbottsford Convent Bakery, Pan Asian Bakery and Chillipadi followed by some delicious macarons from LuxBite.
Melbourne Artist, Jeff Martin, showed his tremendous support for this event, by donating a wonderful art piece entitled PORK. This auctioned piece was SOLD for almost $3000 to Red Hill Brewery. Thank you so much to you both.
The generosity of everyone who attended this heart-warming evening resulted in us being able to raise $6705.00 to give directly to STREAT Melbourne. I hope that with this donation, Rebecca’s' vision for the future of 100s of STREAT carts are now just that little bit closer to reality.
The evening would not have been such a smooth operation without the following people who pitched in to help out. So big thanks to: Sunisa - STREAT Melbourne, June Tan, Wendy, Nastassia Milevoj, Ruby, Charlotte McGee, Shanny at Cafe Elevenses585 and the team from 1000 Lux
If you were unable to attend please continue to support STREAT and eat at their food cart in Federation Square, or visit their Coffee Cart in Melbourne Central, where you can join the fight against youth homelessness 'the delicious way'!
Many thanks again to the following for supporting this event:
FOOD AND BEVERAGE SPONSORS
PANASIAN CHAPEL * CHILLIPADI * ABBOTTSFORD CONVENT BAKERY
LUXBITE * DEL ZOTTO WINES * PRENTICE WINES * RED HILL BREWERY
AUSTRALIAN FARMERS DIRECT * PLUMM GLASSWARE
SILENT AUCTION DONORS
JEFF MARTIN * LUXBITE * HEALTHY BALANCE FITNESS * PIERRICK BOYER * EMMA & TOMS
LE PETIT GATEAU * HAUL * LILYEM SKIN AND BODY * OMAH’S RESTAURANT * CYCLESTYLE AU
SO ETHIC * MEZZANINE WINES * THE BLACKMAN HOTEL * 100th GALLERY
Last but most certainly not least, please watch the very lovely video package that Joel and Marcus at 1000Lux have put together. I feel they have captured the essence of our event and true spirit of STREAT.
Finally, we just want to send out a massive thanks, not only to those who were there to support the event on the night, but to the many who were unable to attend. We certainly appreciate all those who tweeted, retweeted and offered their kind wishes to make this night a success for Streat.
THANKYOU THANKYOU THANKYOU from the team at Twestival Melbourne!