The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Western Australia (MSWA) hosted the annual MSWA Dinner Auction at the State Reception Centre, Fraser’s, Kings Park on Thursday, 6 August 2015.
Now in its 11th year, the dinner is held to recognise MSWA’s key sponsors and supporters. Over 260 guests enjoyed a fabulous evening while supporting Western Australians living with multiple sclerosis (MS).
Recipients for the 2015 MSWA Commitment Awards were announced on the night by MSWA President, George Pampacos.
The awards recognise the significant and meaningful contributions made by both individuals and businesses in support of people living with MS in Western Australia.
The Business Award was presented to Larry Cherubino Wines, who have been loyal supporters of MSWA for over eight years.
(L-R) George Pampacos, Edwina Cherubino, Larry Cherubino
Owners Larry and Edwina Cherubino accepted their award and were overwhelmed by the honour.
“We are thrilled to be acknowledged. We love helping the MS Society of WA and no thanks are required. This is an amazing organisation that helps so many people,” Mr Cherubino said.
Dave Savy, a long time volunteer for MSWA, was presented with the Commitment Award in the Individual Category.
(L-R) George Pampacos and Dave Savy
“Volunteering is something that I have enjoyed doing and have never expected anything in return. Winning this award shows just how much MSWA appreciates their volunteers,” said Mr Savy.
MSWA CEO Marcus Stafford commended the worthy winners.
“Cherubino Wines and Dave Savvy are both so valuable to our organisation and I’m extremely pleased they have been acknowledged for their efforts”, he said.
“If you have attended our events, you would recognise Dave as a familiar face. He is always willing to help and ready with a smile.”
Marcus added, “Larry Cherubino Wines have been supporters of MSWA for many years, providing their fabulous wines to a number of our events. Guests at tonight’s dinner had the pleasure of pairing the donated Larry Cherubino Wines with their exquisite meals.”
Guests bid for a range of locally donated products in the exciting silent and main auctions raising a total of $36,875.
All the funds raised from the MSWA Dinner Auction will support Western Australians living with MS.