Parents at Woodbury School for Autistic children in Baulkham Hills were treated to a night of extravagance at Gold Class Cinemas Castle Towers last Wednesday with a private screening of the movie Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.
The night out for the Woodbury parents was the brainchild of the Australian Hotels Association, which purchased the complete experience for 40 people at a recent fundraiser, and Baulkham Hills MP David Elliott.
Mr Elliott said he was thankful to the AHA for their generosity and hoped the evening provided a welcome break for parents facing the challenge of raising autistic children.
“These extraordinary parents of special children are often the forgotten carers so it was great to be able to give them a night off and pamper them a bit”
Mr Elliott thanked prize sponsors who provided a weekend at a five star hotel for two, a bottle of Dom Perignon 2004, a round of golf, High Tea and dinners as well as a signed hard copy of John Howard’s autobiography.
“All the Woodbury parents were given tickets to win lucky door prizes with a total value of more than $2000,” Mr Elliott said.
“My sincere thanks go to The Radisson Blue Hotel, The Mean Fiddler, Riverside Oaks, Castle Hill RSL and The Crowne Plaza Norwest, as well as former Prime Minister John Howard, who all donated prizes. I know the Woodbury community was touched by this act of generosity.”