Thank you for making a Difference....
26 March 2011
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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.

 

The very brilliant Lou Pardi was our MC for the evening, welcoming everyone and introducing the crowd to the concept of the Twestival.

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.

Beer and wine flowed courtesy of Red Hill Brewery, Dal Zotto Wines and Prentice Wines.

 

A surprise visit from Father Bob was a lot of fun. He arrived to show 'Solidarity'to the great cause. He is a great bloke, you really should follow him on twitter @FatherBob an follow his adventures!

 

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.

 

Twestival Melbourne - STREAT (Same Day Edit) from 1000 LUX on Vimeo.

 

 

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!

THANK YOU ....
24 March 2011
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The Twestival Melbourne event held at the STREAT offices last night was a huge success.

That is due to the support of those who attended and those who donated and assisted with the event.

Your generousity has been amazing. Brilliant!!

Please enjoy this Video created by 1000Lux who captured the heart of STREAT and Twestival.

http://www.1000lux.com.au/

 

Posted by Jane Mills

 

Join the Twestival Global LIVE stream
24 March 2011
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The day is finally here, TWESTIVAL kicks off in less than an hour today and aren’t we all excited?

Over 200 cities are over the globe are participating in thier own cities to raise for for a nominated local charity and 60+ Cities will be joining  the world-record setting global live stream!

If you’d like to link, watch, or even join in the global discussion go here:  http://urdb.org/twestival

Click “join event” and login with twitter – and you can then join the chat, ask a text question or even a video question if you want to appear on camera!

Good Luck to all the cities participating and I can’t wait to see everyone from around the world on this historic day!!

Love and peace xo

Bhakti

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