Sydney’s month long bar odyssey, Parched March, has come to an end for 2013. What better way to celebrate than having a huge event at The Lawn on the second level of The Ivy where guests enjoyed delicious cocktails, wines and canapés.
Amy Cooper, founder of Parched March, gave a speech thanking everyone involved before Simon Mercier, owner of a participating Parched March venue, Name This Bar, jumped on stage to auction off artworks created as part of Parched March. These included the Mambo Surfboard, Nacho Pop’s ‘Elephant’ artwork and Wade Osborne’s ‘Doggie Style’ artwork. All money raised was donated to Animal Welfare League NSW.
“Parched March helps raise money for Animal Welfare League NSW by encouraging people to enjoy our city’s bars responsibly. It proves that doing good doesn’t always mean depriving yourself. It’s now become a much anticipated event on the Sydney social calendar, bringing friends and colleagues together as well as showcasing this city’s brilliant bar culture”, said Amy Cooper.
More than 60 Sydney bars mixed up special cocktails throughout March. The annual “Good Times for a Good Cause” has been the biggest year yet with over $40,000 raised in total over the month, a new record and double of what Parched March raised last year.
Animal Welfare League protects animals through regulatory work with various Government bodies and helps to enforce legislation with a team of Inspectors who are on the ground every day. For pets in need, the Animal Welfare League provides customized care through a foster care and branch network, three shelters and veterinary hospital, working to find loving forever homes for animals in their care.
What a great series of events and I’m really looking forward for next year’s Parched March. It makes March the most exciting month of the year. Sandra Tiltman Photos: John Pond