Afternoon everyone. I've copied and pasted below an event that Keith has been working on. A lot of us have met Katie. I called to her house over a year ago to present her with a 501st patch and some gifts. Lovely family.
This troop is one that is very close to my heart, as it directly affects our good friend of the garrison, Katie!
Katie is a member of "Lakers", an organisation which supports adults and children with intellectual disabilities. Katie is a very active member, and from speaking to Katie, her mom, and the people at Lakers, the services they provide are essential for all the members and their families.
Unfortunately, a few years ago, their club house burned down, and since then they have been using various premises to try and keep the club going, which has proven very tough and un sustainable for the future.
In order to rebuild their club house, and continue their services to those who need it, Lakers are doing numerous fundraising events, including raffling a car! One of these fundraising events takes place in the Dundrum Shopping Centre on October 1st. I think our presence at this event would be an amazing addition to help them fundraise and sell tickets.
The troop will be held at the Brown Thomas Entrance to the Shopping Centre. We have been asked to stay around the area of the car being raffled and not to wander around the shopping centre. We have also been asked not to hard sell, but we can nicely direct people over to the Lakers fundraising area. I have been liaising over the last number of weeks with the fundraising team at Lakers and helping to put this together.
A secure room has been organised for us to change in and leave our belongings in, and there will be bottles of water for all troopers. The room being provided by the Dundrum Shopping Centre is the Management Suite.
EVENT - Lakers Car Raffle
LOCATION – Dundrum Shopping Centre, brown Thomas Entrance
DATE – October 1st 2022
TIME – 12 noon to 3pm
POC - Kathy Baker, Fundraising Co-ordinator at Lakers
COSTUMES - 501st, Rebel Legion, Galactic Academy, Reel Icons
STAFF DEALING WITH EVENT – Keith