More than $50,000 raised for Tai

Help Tai Walk Again cheque presentation

More than 200 guests gathered at the Michael Long Learning and Leadership Centre in Darwin on Saturday night for a very special event.

At the end of the Help Tai Walk Again Fundraiser, AFL Northern Territory in conjunction with the Darwin Buffaloes Football Club handed over a cheque to Tai's mum, Bridgit and brother, Jay to the sum of $52,407.

The final amount is still to be certified as payment for some items is still to be processed. 

It was a fantastic event and from the bottom of our collective hearts, we thank all those who attended and dug deep to get Tai back up on his feet.

The NT footy community has once again proven it is one very special family to be part of. 

These local companies and people kindly donated goods or services to help:

Accor – accommodation for Tai’s family
Australian Temporary Fencing – crowd control barricades
CUB – all the beer and cider
Cazalys Palmerston Club – all the wine
Express Signs – giant cheque
Felicity Elliott Photography – official event photographer
Hot100 and Mix 104.9 – radio advertising to promote the event
KIK Digital – audio and sound set up, in-room playback of footy
Picture Framing Darwin – frames for some of the auction items
RMI Security – security personnel who worked the event
Spotlight – balloons and helium tank
Studio XIV – design services for the flyers and posters
Territory Events Hire – tables and stools
Zip Print – raffle tickets
Cam Ilett – MC of the event
Dan Harris – auctioneer
Jaxon De Santis – musician 
Nic O’Riley – MC of the event 

We’d like to thank these organisations for their very generous monetary donations:

Banks Bulldogs
Cazalys Palmerston Club
Darwin Buffaloes
Maritime Union
Territory Sportsmedicine 

And to the following for offering discounted services to help make the night so successful:

Allabout Party Hire and Events
Aunty Pam’s Catering
The Light-Up Letter Co. NT

The following group of people, businesses and organisations donated items that formed one of the auctions or raffles and we thank you for being so giving:

A & K Maintenance and Mechanical
Aboriginal Bush Traders
Adelaide Football Club
AFL Players' Association
Ambre Philpott
Andrew McLeod
Barra Shack
Bo De La Cruz
Brisbane Broncos
Brisbane Lions Football Club
Buffs U15 Girls
The Butler family
Cazalys Palmerston Club
Crocosaurus Cove
CrossFit Abode
Dr Ben Scambary
EcoAir Airconditioning
Elite Physiotherapy
ESS Larrakia
Essendon Football Club
Football Federation Australia
Geelong Cats Football Club
Helping People Achieve
Hon Lauren Moss
The Hull family
Ironbark Aboriginal Corporation
Jed Anderson
Karen Sheldon Catering
Luke Power
Mick Laider and McMahon Services NT
Mimi Aboriginal Art & Craft in Katherine
Nicole Brown & Joshua Good
Nigel Browne and Larrakia Development Corp
NT Cricket
NT Plumbing Maintenance Service
Paperbark Woman
Phillip Wills
Regional Imaging
Raphael Clarke and the Clarke family
Ross Coburn
Sally Riley
Sports Agencies and the Ilett family
Territory Wildlife Park
The AFL Store
The Cavanagh Hotel
The Cricket and Football Shop
Tony Sievers MLA
Tupperware consultant Clara Tole
Xavier Clarke and Richmond Football Club

For the full photo gallery check the AFLNT Facebook page on Sunday night!

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