It was an amazingly successful night. We had a full house with 101 guests from Gulargambone, Gilgandra, Coonamble, Tooraweenah, Warren, Dubbo and Mudgee.Jean Kittson and her husband Patrick Cook had travelled from Sydney and stayed at the Armatree Hotel. Jean has written a book “You’re still hot to me” the Joys of Menopause, which has been illustrated by her husband Patrick who many readers will remember from The Bulletin, he often wrote the article on the back page and other stories were often dotted with his cartoons.
This is Jean’s third visit to the area, and each time she has provided us with a great laugh and much appreciated support for different situations and causes, the first being in 2010 to give flood-affected families a light hearted night out and a good laugh, the second time as part of the Armatree Entourages effort towards the Cooee Crusade which raised funds for GilSA in 2011.This time her “crusade” is to get everyone talking about Menopause. She generously offered to donate the profits from the book sale to our chosen charity and we thought the Gilgandra and District Cancer Fundraisers was a great one to support so approximately 35% of the sale price will be donated. Books were sold on the night and Jean signed and spoke individually to everyone who had a book signed or wanted to share their stories with her. We still have signed (both by Jean and Patrick) copies of the book available for $33 (contact Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 68485328) 35% of each book will continue to go to the Gilgandra & District cancer fundraisers, we have so far given a cheque for $462, which is the profit on 40 books.
The guests enjoyed as always a beautiful meal prepared and served by the volunteer catering team at two eight two eight. Jean spoke to the crowd and then took questions from the floor and, given the topic, it was refreshing that a number of questions were asked by both men and women in the audience.