Monday, October 27, 2008

Support the Marshall Family

Dear All
This email just received from Sue Laidlaw...very sad situation for the Marshall family, hopefully they can raise enough money through the running of what sounds like a great movie to support their daughter's cancer treatment in Texas.

Hi Paul,
I just got this email via the Tri grapevine, it is about a fundraising Movie night at the Cinema Paradiso for a couple in our community who are trying to save the life of their little girl Georgie who has cancer. The movie looks great  "Spirit of the Marathon" & as it is for a good cause, David & I are going & thought your people might be interested too. So if you could forward it onto your people, it may just make a difference.




The success of our running group over the last few years has been built on the fact that we all help each other out and encourage each other - no matter what the journey or challenge.


Right now one of our running buddies Richard Marshall and his family are facing a different challenge of their own and are going through a pretty tough time ... and we're calling on you to help rally around them and lend a helping hand. For those of you that are not aware of the family's  situation I have attached a newspaper article which appeared on the front page of Saturday's West 3 weeks ago.


To show our support and raise some funds for Richard and his family a movie night has been organised for next Thursday 30th October ... and we would love your help to make this a success.


Right on cue, a movie is being released next week that should appeal to many ... Spirit of the Marathon ! 


Spirit of the Marathon is the first ever non-fiction feature film to capture the drama and essence of the famed 26.2 mile running event. Filmed on four continents, the movie brings together a diverse cast of amateur athletes and marathon luminaries. As six unique stories unfold, each runner prepares for and ultimately faces the challenge of the Chicago Marathon. More than a sports movie, Spirit of the Marathon is an inspirational journey of perseverance and personal triumph; a spectacle that will be embraced by runners and non-runners alike.


So here's the details:


*    Venue:         Cinema Paradiso, 164 James St Northbridge

*    Date:           Next Thursday 30th October 2008

*    Arrive:          6:30pm for start of movie at 6:45pm

*    Movie:          Spirit of the Marathon

*    Tickets:       Must be purchased in advance by emailing your request and details to

*    Cost:           $20 per ticket (includes 1 x bottle of water and snack)


What can you do to help I hear you ask???  Firstly, act straight away. It would be fantastic if you could extend this invitation to work colleagues and friends so that we can fill the cinema with 170 patrons.  


Tickets must be purchased in advance so it would be great if one person could order tickets in bulk for each group/workplace - and in doing so, it will make electronic payments and the subsequent posting out of tickets much more efficient. 


The movie night is just next week so we ask you all to act now.


For anyone who is unable to attend but would still like to contribute, a donation would be very much appreciated and bank account details will be provided upon request.


Thanks for your anticipated support .


Best wishes,


Bevan O'Farrell

0407 046 236

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