St John’s supports The Pyjama Foundation at the 2017 Mother’s Day High Tea
St John’s Anglican College added a touch of Hollywood Glamour to the Secondary campus on Saturday 13 May during its annual Mother’s Day High Tea.
The wet weather did not deter with mothers, daughters, grandmothers and friends embracing the event dressing in this year’s theme.
From the glitzy cocktails on arrival to the Oscar statues on the tables and the red velvet curtains as the stage backdrop, the 2017 Mother’s Day High Tea was one glamorous occasion!
Through meticulous planning and preparation by St John’s hospitality students, all guests were treated to a high standard of food and beverage service on the day.
Old Collegian, Sune Joubert (2015) performed her role beautifully as the Master of Ceremonies during the afternoons proceedings.
The highlight of the event was an address by the Founder and Executive Director, Bronwyn Sheehan of The Pyjama Foundation. Bronwyn shared her journey in the development of the Foundation and the truly wonderful work of the ‘pyjama angels’.
Bronwyn said “I founded The Pyjama Foundation 13 years ago now, to contribute to the lives of kids in care. I wanted to do something that would be positive and that would have the benefit of changing the direction of their precious little lives. Education equates to quality of life. The reason I started The Pyjama Foundation is my oldest daughter Kate went through primary school with a child in care. I met her foster carer and I was blown away by her commitment to these children. This lady had been a carer for 30 years and has had over 100 children in her home”.
Guests were also entertained by St John’s Academy Strings group together with a stunning performance by Year 11 student Ellie Gunton. Ellie treated the guests to a sneak peak of this year’s College musical Disney’s The Little Mermaid by performing ‘Your World’ as lead role Ariel in the production.
A note of special thanks to all our wonderful supporters of this event including Panda Pearls, Tupperware, Hillstone St Lucia, Spring and Grove and Deep Grey.
St John’s is delighted to have been able to support The Pyjama Foundation with over $700 raised on the day from the table raffle together with a number of guests registering their interest to become pyjama angel volunteers for the Foundation.