3rd Australian MS Get Together
The 3rd Australian PwMS Get Together was held in the heart of the Hunter Region, Newcastle, on the weekend of 17-19 October 2003.
Jooly's Joint member Matty, writes: "The weekend attracted 35 people with MS and our families and friends from the Hunter Valley, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane for a spirited weekend of fun and friendship.
"The weekend began with a traditional 'meet and greet' at the Western Suburbs Leagues Club on Friday evening. This gave us all the opportunity to introduce ourselves over a few hardy drinks.
"On Sunday, several people with MS and their families met at the Hunter Valley Gardens in 'wine country' for a BBQ lunch. It was a magical day and a fitting end to a great weekend.
"I would like to thank the following people and organisations who assisted in making the weekend such a success: Cinderina's (decorations); Ship O Fools (entertainment); Newcastle University Union; Amanda Burton and those donations which made many of the above extras possible.
"I'd like to thank to all everyone who attended the weekend, especially those people from outside Newcastle. I look forward to meeting more people next year for another Australian PwMS Get Together in Sydney on 20-22 August 2004."
For information about the 2004 meet, contact Matty at email@example.com.