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Holly is off to Norway!

posted 8 Aug 2014, 20:56 by Nina Stone   [ updated 13 Aug 2014, 03:02 ]
A fundraiser organised by Harrison Munday on Friday night at Affamato Cafe, was a huge success due to the generous support from the sponsors and the community.  The evening started with the usual great cuisine from the staff at Affamatos.  The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly as people socialized and dined on the scrumptious finger food.  

The evening was all about raising money for airfares to allow Holly to travel to a UCI sponsored women's and juniors elite training camp being held in Switzerland which includes a trial world cup series race in France.  This camp will allow Holly to hone her skills in the presence of other international elite athletes in Cross Country Mountain Biking.  In addition, Holly has been recently elected in the Australian team to compete in the World Cup Championships to be held in Norway in early September.  

A raffle and auction were held after dinner to support Holly's trip.  Items that were auctioned included a SportUNE Gym membership, two 1 hour massages with Kristy Blanch, five $100 Meating Place Vouchers, a Community Mutual full race cut riding kit, hair products from VIP Hair Salon, a helmet and jersey from BCM, one nights accommodation at Petersons Winery including breakfast and a bottle of wine, a national champion green and gold jersey signed by Holly, one of Holly's national series leaders jerseys, an air hockey table donated by Mountain Motors, a Sportspower voucher and three training sessions with Holly.

Bidding was furious, as people scrambled to pick up the awesome selection of goods and services on offer.  The highlight was the bidding war between Speedy and Chris, who were determined to make the home of the national jersey in Walcha.    

A good night was had by all.  A big thank you to all the wonderful sponsors and to everyone who came along to give their support.  It will be great to cheer on Holly in the next couple of weeks.
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