Gala High Cow charity dinner raised over $8,000 for GALFA
A gala dinner held in Melbourne on Sat 9 April 2016 was hosted by reigning Laird Leatherman Stephen Morgan and raised $8,046 for GALFA.
Stephen Morgan was awarded the title of Laird Leatherman August 2015, and nominated GALFA as his charity of choice for the inaugural High Cow Charity Dinner as the centerpiece activity of his fundraising year. GALFA Chair, Dr Ruth McNair responded by saying that “thanks to Stephen's fundraising efforts, GALFA is able to continue to provide benefits to the LGBTI communities through targeted grants”.
Funds were raised from ticket sales and auctioning items generously provided by businesses supporting the leather and broader LGBTI community. These included South of Johnson, Mannhaus, Ross Watson Gallery, Harts Lane of Daylesford, The Laird Hotel, The Butterfly Club, Athenaeum Theatre, Piercing HQ, Fitbit, Melbourne Rope Dojo, Tom Jones massage, Hares and Hyenas, Maddog's Boot Camp, The Naked Barber and Duepunti. Thanks go to GALFA volunteer Peter Runacres for his coordination of the event.
Stephen Morgan said he is “very proud of being able to draw a number of different members of our community together in order to benefit GALFA and showcase their generosity”. There are more fundraising events to come.