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Work is not just for fools and horses

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

If you thought only fools and horses work – you would be wrong. That is, according to the outcome of April 8th’s “Fools and Horses Gala Dinner” at Sydney’s Four Seasons Hotel.

The evening, in aid of spinal cord injury research, centred on a comedy debate arguing the topic “do only fools and horses work?” Two teams of well-known Aussie and Kiwi debaters pitted their wits against one another and had dinner guests in stitches.

When all was said and done, the crowd deliberated and proclaimed the "negative team" of James Bester, Ben Darwin and Kylie Bax, the victors. Their case, that we are not all fools and horses, apparently too convincing for dinner guests.

MC Peter FitzSimons hosted the evening with plenty of his trademark quick wit and mischief. The Australian Racing Industry gave overwhelming support. Service fees were generously provided for the live auction from Coolmore, Darley and Widden Studs. Silent auction prizes included Breakfast with Black Caviar, seats on Sydney Cup Day with Gai Waterhouse and a week in Port Douglas.

Spinal Cord Injury Network CEO Dr Stephanie Williams said she was humbled by the support the event had received.

“We are indebted to the generous support of the CatWalk Trust, guests and donors.

“It has been enormous fun working with Catriona Williams and the event committee.

"Together we can truly make a real difference to spinal cord injury research,” she said.

Special thanks go to:

Peter FitzSimons, Rhythm Brazil, Rick Hansen, Kobi Graham, auctioneer Simon Vivian, the Mike Whitney Band, JacindaAnne Millinery, Inglis, adjudicator Antony Thomson and debaters - Henry Plumptre, Peter Moody, Trelise Cooper, James Bester, Ben Darwin and Kylie Bax.

To see some of the photos > click here.



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