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Bills Walk for Brain Cancer 2019

On Sunday the 10th of November the Diploma of Event Management students ran the annual fundraiser for the Bill Tingate Brain Cancer Foundation; “Bill’s Walk for Brain Cancer 2019.”

The Elevated Events team consisted of Marina (Administrator), Tayla (Marketing and Styling), Leanne (Food and Beverage), Laetitia (Protocols and Registrations) and Billie (Sponsorship).  The team approached the day with the goal to increase the amount of event participants and funds raised, compared to last year. They worked hard to gain sponsorship for as many services and products as possible to keep costs at a minimum, resulting in higher funds raised to go towards the Foundation.

On the day, there were 142 attendees which was fantastic, as numbers were significantly up  from previous years, creating a feel good and relaxed atmosphere, as everyone was excited for a day full of positive energy and entertainment. Propa Coffee supported the day by serving amazing coffee to all attendees and the public alike. There was a face painter, who kept all children entertained and the lawn games, sponsored by One Big Day Event Hire kept the activities rolling on after the walk was completed. Elevated Events cooked up and served up a BBQ lunch.  This consisted of meat and vegetable sausages kindly donated by Woolworths and salads, muesli bars and fruit for all to enjoy.

The silent auction and raffle was a huge success with all 14 sponsored prizes being auctioned off. The end result was overwhelming, as the team far exceeded the financial goal anticipated by the Tingate family as a total of $6,000.00 was raised, exceeding the figure by approximately $1,000. This effort was a testament to the teams commitment and dedication to the cause and the funds will now be donated to the Alfred Hospital Neurological Department to fund new equipment.

Overall the team felt a sense of accomplishment from working on such a great cause. Congratulations to the Tingate Family!Picture 1Picture 2Picture 3Picture 5picture 6Picture 7 pngPicture 8





















Holy Name’s Trivia Night 2019 with Lava’s Events

On Saturday the 26th of October the Diploma of Event Management students had the privilege to be apart of Holy Name Primary School’s Trivia Night.

The Lava’s Events team consisted of Victoria Buccheri (Admin), Lin Chhour (Food & Beverage and Operations), Alannah Smith-Frowd (Styling & Marketing), Annalise Dimase (Registrations & Protocols) & Samantha Badham (Sponsorship).


The aim of our event was to raise money for the school playground equipment while also giving the parents and family members of the school a opportunity to socialise with each other and meet new families in their children year level.

We had the amazing Scott from Trivia Master entertain our attendees throughout the night.

On the night we had provided beautiful platters; Antipasto, Seasonal Fruit & Vegetarian options. We had a cash bar with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available for purchase throughout the night, and we also had beautiful desserts kindly donated by William Angliss.


Our stylist had transformed the hall into superhero heaven, with stunning centre pieces, a city skyline backdrop, and cityscape boxes throughout the room.

We would like to say a massive thank you to all the sponsors who were involved in our event!

Highett and Bruthen St Preschools Trivia Night Fundraiser

The Flair Event Management Team was pleased to have organised the biennial ‘Trivia Fundraiser’ for Highett and Bruthen St preschools. The event was successfully hosted at the ‘Highett Bowls Club’ on the 19th of October 2019, from 7:00pm until 10:30pm. The aim of the event was to bring together the two preschools and develop further connections between families, especially due to the changes occurring next year with Highett Preschool closing for repairs.

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A Travellers Aid Trivia Night to Remember

On Thursday June 6th 2019, Travellers Aid Australia (TAA) held their annual trivia night at The William Angliss Restaurant. The annual event raised thousands for the cause of helping differently-abled commuters get around, and gave attendees an evening of trivia and tapas beneath beautiful arrangements of umbrellas.

TAA partners like Yarra Trams were in attendance, with organisations like VicRoads returning to sponsor the evening. Once again, the incredible cooking and high service standard of the William Angliss Institute made the choice of venue easy for TAA.

The night took place a mere two weeks before the student organisers were due to finish their Diplomas in Event Management. Rather than slacking off, they savoured the opportunities: organising the dreamy decorations, gorgeous grazing tables, and spectacular sponsors all on their own.

As well as raising funds and having fun, the night allowed organisations in the transport sector to network with each other. After all, there is a long way to go before we can call our transport systems accessible. And after fundraising, cooperation is the core of the solution.



Despite a ten minute starting delay, students worked effortlessly around this setback. Attendees praised the variety of food, swiftness of service, and skill of Scott Kennedy as the talented emcee and trivia master.


All in all, it was another grand success!

William Angliss Institute Foundation Golf Day 2018

On Par Events were proud to manage the William Angliss Institute Golf Day held on 21st November 2018. This fundraising event has been held at the Medway Golf Club in Maidstone for the past 2 years. The aim of the day was to raise as much money as possible for the Foundation, which provides education scholarships for students who may not otherwise have the chance to study.

After the previous few days of rain and storms, everyone was excited when the day dawned dry and sunny for our 6.30am start! William Angliss culinary students fired up the barbecue and coffee machine as participant registrations got underway. Great prizes generously donated by our sponsors ensured quick sales of raffle tickets, and a Guess the Number of Tees in the Jar game added a bit of competitive fun, with the eventual winner being only 1 away from the actual number.

Stuart Walsh, Associate Director VET raised a lot of money auctioning off a dinner with award winning Angliss student chefs, and all items entered for the Silent Auction were successfully bid on.

Thanks to Anne Kavenagh for all her hard work in the planning stages and to Rosanna Verde for her support on the day. On Par Events are proud to be associated with such a great cause and definitely found this to be a rewarding and educational experience.



Unveiled: Wedding Dresses Through the Ages


‘Unveiled: Wedding Dresses Through the Ages’ was an event organised by ‘Eventation’, an event management team from William Angliss Institute. The event ran over the weekend of the 24thand 25thof November and was located at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Williamstown. The purpose of the event was to raise money for the Cancer Council.

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There was a delicious sausage sizzle outside and the scrummy scones and desserts were a real hit inside the stunning church, where the attendees could absorb the wonderful atmosphere and listen to different musicians from Newport Fiddle Club.

Nearly 60 wedding dresses from 1937 to 2018 were showcased with an amazing diversity of dresses. At the end of two terrific days, we raised over $1,000.

Thank you ‘Open Williamstown’ for giving us the opportunity to organise this event and improve our event management skills.

Bill’s Walk for Brain Cancer 2018

The Stage 2 Event Students had a wonderful time organising Bill’s Walk For Brain Cancer which took place on Sunday 21st October 2018.

The event team consisted of 5 students and their teacher Jacinta Francis, who organised a joyous Sunday Walk at the famous Tan Track, Royal Botanic Gardens to raise money for the Bill Tingate Brain Cancer Foundation.



There were 70 participants who attended from a diversity of ages and interests but with a common goal to support brain cancer care and research. A BBQ lunch was provided after the walk with lamb and beef sausages, aromatic caramelised onions, white bread and loads of healthy salad options.  


After lunch, guests gathered around to hear the winners of the raffle and silent auctions announced.


The air was filled with cheers and applauses when each ticket was drawn. There were many stunning prizes to be won.

After the event, some participants stayed back to enjoy the beautiful Sunday afternoon sunshine.       

We enjoyed every element of seeing the event come to life– from the gaining sponsorship to creating marketing content for Facebook; from being at the Registration desk to cooking the sausage sizzle on the barbecue. We were grateful for each other’s efforts and dedication towards making the event a success. We thank The Bill Tingate Brain Cancer Foundation and William Angliss Institute for providing us such a rewarding experience.   

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Devils’ Angels Luncheon

On Saturday 26th of May, 2018, Lustrous Events – Stage 2 Diploma of Event Management students from William Angliss – organised the Devil’s Angels Game Day Luncheon to raise money for Wantirna South Football Club.

Lustrous Events were thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase their abilities and apply the skills learnt throughout their studies.

The event was a great success, from the enthusiastic involvement of guests with the karaoke, photo wall, silent auction, raffle prizes and stalls, to the sophisticated styling of the room.

With the generosity of community sponsors, we obtained over 30 raffle and silent auction prizes, which raised over $2000 for the club.

The professionalism and efficiency of each team member, made it possible for the Luncheon to be an enjoyable and memorable day for the guests.

-Lustrous Events Team


Great Chefs Dinner with Jeffrey Tan and friends

A group of five stage one Diploma of Event Management students (Anita Tsui, Leah Bettin, Julia Buceto, Rita Ngu, Tanya Nguyen) assisted in organising a Great Chefs Dinner on Saturday 26th of May 2018. For this event, Jeffrey Tan and friends; Ikuei Arakane, Michael Lambie and Sonia Anthony joined efforts to raise funds for the Australian Culinary Federation Young Chefs Club. To date, chef Jeffrey Tan has already raised more than 4 million dollars towards various foundations through his organisation Cooking for Charity.

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96 guests attended on the evening, for the four course meal with matching wines sponsored by Rutherglen Estate, and canapes. An introduction to each meal was given by the chef who created it.  The theme was Greenery Night based on the organic theme of Australian Culinary Federation and represents the growing young chefs. Most of materials were from Angliss Raingarden, including the herbs and plants from the herbal garden, which adds natural vibe for the dinner and makes William Angliss stand out.

The night was a success and the guests gave positive feedback. The student chefs were given the chance to learn from some very skilled chefs and it was a great experience for the event management team and the wait staff involved. A lot of money was raised and it was and enjoyable night for all.

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William Angliss Institute Foundation Golf Day 2017

The 2017 William Angliss Foundation Golf Day was held on the 22nd of November at the Medway Golf Club in Maidston. The event management team, Birdie Events, worked closely with Stuart Walsh and Anne Kavenagh  to plan the day.

The 3 key objectives were to strengthen the relationships with key suppliers, to create a William Angliss Institute branded and promoted event, and for guests to network and share business experiences.

The WAI Golf day began early with a tasty breakfast BBQ provided by William Angliss chefs. The coffee cart provided by the WAI Coffee Academy, was a big hit, & kick-started  the players. Throughout the day the WAI food and beverage station  served coffee, cold refreshments and snacks.. We also had a gelato station which had an amazing choice of flavours and a highlight in the  35 degree heat.

Overall it was a successful day, with lots of food, interaction, relationship building and most importantly, fundraising for the William Angliss Institute Foundation.