One of our Girls’ Club members Jenny Wilson was a good school friend of Jo Seagar so we created a wonderful weekend in August 2010 to raise funds for a van for North Haven Hospice.
Jo is reknowned for entering into events wholeheartedly and she did us proud with what we planned for her! The Girls’ Club staged three stunning events – from Tea with Tiaras (held in the Kauri Function Room at the Hospice), Watch and Discover on Friday evening (held at the Elim Church Events Centre) to the Face to Face cooking school (held in member Jo Crawford’s modern kitchen) where paying guests got to mix and mingle with the Star herself cooking up a storm!
Jo thrilled Saturday morning Growers Market customers by cruising the stalls for ingredients for our show and at every opportunity showed her marketing skills to add dollars to the funds for the Hospice. She auctioned off the biscuit dough on stage, auctioned off her apron(!) and smiled her way through dozens of book signings and photographs leaving everyone sure they had been with their best friend for the evening.
We culminated in a breakfast at the Town Basin to celebrate the Girls’ Club/ Jo Seagar event and announce to the Hospice we had raised another $20,000! It was such a successful weekend whirl of food, books, recipes, tips and friendship and we could see why Jo has been made the NZ patron for Hospice. She was amazing and people are still talking aboout it.