A Few of our Favourite People with Tony Mott

We had a marvellous fundraising event at the Paddington RSL for The Snow Manjushree Orphanage in Kathmandu.
We raised eight thousand dollars for The Manjushree orphanage.

Fabulous performances from Christa Hughes, Fiona O’Loughlin, Wendy Matthews, Jeff Duff all accompanied by Peter Northcote and his band.
Thank you to our brilliant MC, auctioneer and drawer of the raffle – Simon Marnie.
Thank you as always Tony Mott for his wonderful stories and of course his photographs

Thank you to:
Stu Spencer
Wendy McDougall
Tania Smith
Danielle Harte
Anne MacPherson of Annie Mac Designs
Mala Beads
Dianne Brooks for being a photographer for the evening
Peter Bliss from Business is Bliss
Rusty Thorpe from The Blues Festival
Lou Winter for tickets for the Wendy Matthews and Grace Knight concert
Patrick Macy for design
Jack Elias our audio and visual guy
Grant Hilton

Special thanks to our volunteers – Camilla, Bree, Laura, Kate, Liz & Sally

A little word from Tony Mott:
In 1996 a walked the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal and met and interviewed Mantok a Tibetan girl 15 years old and had a story published in Dolly magazine comparing the lifestyles of a mountain Tibetan girl and a 15 year old girl from the suburbs of Sydney , 20 years later I went back to Nepal and the Annapurna circuit and tried to find Mantok to see how her life had turned out, she was from a village of 3oo people, however spending a day there I could not find her, at the end of the day I was in a tea house and lady said the Shepard girl bringing her goats into the village knew everybody and unbelievably she was mantic sister!!! Long story short she had married a policeman from Kathmandu what a little girl, the bad news was her husband dies of cancer and she ended up in an orphanage in Kathmandu, the Snow Manjurshee orphanage, I visited the orphanage and saw first hand the great work they do. Motty