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12 Buckets, located in Perth Western Australia, is an early intervention strengths-based mentoring organisation established as a charity for at-risk and disadvantaged children.

The predominantly volunteer run organisation is committed to innovation and generosity, helping children discover their capacity to give - regardless of background or circumstance.

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Bassendean on the Green: What a Night!

Melinda Tognini

Oh what a night! For those of you who were there, you don't need us to tell you what a fabulous evening Bassendean on the Green was. The event was a sell-out, and the money raised will go a long way to funding and expanding our mentoring programs into a high school. This means that instead of saying goodbye to our mentees at the end of year 6, we will in the future have the capacity to follow them through high school and beyond.

But whether you were there or not, we thought you might enjoy a photographic snapshot of 12 Buckets' major fundraising event for 2015.

Held at a beautiful private residence on the banks of the Swan River, the photo below shows what the venue looked like two hours before sound check.  Our thanks to Allannah Davin (Lanarae Photography) for the beautiful shots.

2 Hours until sound check.

2 Hours until sound check.

Guests brought delicious picnics and a few drinks to enjoy, as they relaxed with friends.

Guests brought delicious picnics and a few drinks to enjoy, as they relaxed with friends.

In the spirit of 12 Buckets' idea of 'pouring out to fill up', guests were invited to bring along a bottle of wine to donate to the raffle. Donate a bottle of wine for a chance to win six are pretty good odds really.

In the spirit of 12 Buckets' idea of 'pouring out to fill up', guests were invited to bring along a bottle of wine to donate to the raffle. Donate a bottle of wine for a chance to win six are pretty good odds really.

12 Buckets are grateful to sponsor, DownUnder GeoSolutions (DUG) , who really did make the evening possible. A number of their clients also attended, enjoying wine and canapés in the VIP area before joining the other guests on the Green. 

When asked about DUG's involvement, Managing Director, Matthew Lamont, said:

Thanks to 12 Buckets for inviting us to be part of Bassendean on the Green. What a wonderful way to entertain our clients for Christmas as well as giving back to such a worthy charity.
Specially designed bottles of both red and white wine were created especially for Bassendean on the Green.

Specially designed bottles of both red and white wine were created especially for Bassendean on the Green.

Guests enjoyed a great line-up of local musicians and voices. 

Guests enjoyed a great line-up of local musicians and voices. 

After listening to Wesley College boys play as part of Altar Ego, we were entertained by the voices of the Perth Harmony Chorus, pictured here. They were followed by the young but talented John Septimus Roe Camerata.

After listening to Wesley College boys play as part of Altar Ego, we were entertained by the voices of the Perth Harmony Chorus, pictured here. They were followed by the young but talented John Septimus Roe Camerata.

We also had the privilege of listening to the wonderful a cappella voices of Darling. And later in the evening we heard from the diverse talents of  Lucinda Nicholls, the Trevor Jalla Quartet and Retro Rockets.

We also had the privilege of listening to the wonderful a cappella voices of Darling. And later in the evening we heard from the diverse talents of  Lucinda Nicholls, the Trevor Jalla Quartet and Retro Rockets.

Two door prizes were donated by local business, This Little Pig Went to Market. There was a twist, however, with the winners being asked to give their prizes away to a stranger.

Two door prizes were donated by local business, This Little Pig Went to Market. There was a twist, however, with the winners being asked to give their prizes away to a stranger.

Even the volunteers enjoyed themselves. Thank you so much to all who gave their time; we could not have done it without you.

Even the volunteers enjoyed themselves. Thank you so much to all who gave their time; we could not have done it without you.

Here, CEO Travis Fitch and Bassendean Mayor, John Gangell, welcome us into the beautiful private residence in which Bassendean on the Green was held.

Here, CEO Travis Fitch and Bassendean Mayor, John Gangell, welcome us into the beautiful private residence in which Bassendean on the Green was held.

And, of course, we were all moved by the inspiring video about one of our 12 Buckets graduates. Caitlin, we are so very proud of you for sharing your story.

12 Buckets CEO, Travis Fitch had this to say about the organisation's biggest fundraising venture yet:

I was overwhelmed by the enjoyment level of people, along with the generosity of those who came - from performers to volunteers as well as those who came to listen to the concert. There were some volunteers who put in some extremely long hours over the weekend. One person gave more than 40 hours over three days.

There have been numerous requests to turn Bassendean on the Green into an annual event, so stay tuned ...