Maree Keating

Stars of Tamworth

Maree works at Calrossy Anglican school splitting her time between both the Brisbane Street & William Cowper Campuses.

MAREE IS DANCING FOR A CANCER FREE FUTURE!


Maree has not been immune to the loss of family, friends, and colleagues to cancer and as she hits the fundraising campaign & dance floor it will be their faces and lives that motivate her to raise awareness & funds for the local Cancer Council services, cancer prevention programs, advocacy work and cancer research projects.

 

Maree is most looking forward to meeting new people, being challenged by the task of fundraising AND learning the dance routines, however, it’s not all work! There’s a lot of fun & play to be had before the big night all in the name of a very worthy cause.


My Updates

Week 13

Not long now til THE BIG NIGHT! so we had our second last dance practice and all-in for our opening and closing numbers!  It's getting REAL!
Fundraising hit an all time HIGH with meeting the target ($10,000) and challenge of getting our Principal (Mr David Smith) and two colleagues (Libby Blinman & Bart Leach) to jump in the pool Friday, 30th!  I'm SO grateful & humble to the awesome supporters for getting just over the $10k. 
Catch the 'Splash for Cancer' on the news!
And, it's now just 2 sleeps to THE BIG NIGHT! 

Week 12

Back from school holidays last weekend and practice went well considering the absence from the dance floor! We got to do our routine in front of our peers and what a hoot that was!  What an amazing, talented, awesome lot!  I, we, got a glimpse of the fun night ahead!
Just one more practice run next weekend and then.... THE BIG NIGHT!

Weeks 10 & 11

School holidays gave us the time for a practice session and I'd like to say I'm mastering the 'moves', however, I think you'd better check with Gary! :)  Luckily we have a few more practice sessions before the big night!
Our individual interviews took place over the weekend and I want to give you the heads up - nerves did get the better of me in the middle of it so, apologies in advance for the 'unpolished' blurb given. This has been 'a whole new world' but one well worth it!  

Week 9

Time is getting away, however, it's not been wasted! I am SO blessed and grateful for the amazing support for the first 'Stars of  Tamworth Long Lunch' held at Tangaratta Vineyards on Sunday.  Despite the challenge of CoVid's restrictions the event (gratefully) went ahead and all enjoyed a fun & relaxing day all for a very worthy cause!

Week 8

Another great practice with Gary!  I'm getting more confident with the routine but there's still a way to go! 
Very happy with numbers for this Sunday's fundraising luncheon at Tangaratta Vineyards... there are still tickets available but you only have til today (Thursday).  
Thank you (again) to those who have donated and bought tickets... your support is SO appreciated.  

Week 7

We all had a great session practicing our 'moves' this week and  I'm  SO blessed to have an awesome partner in Gary (Sinclair) - he & Kellie are patient and encouraging.   'Practice makes perfect'.
It's just 3 weeks until my Long Lunch at Tangaratta and I'm urging people to get in and get their tickets!  Times running out! 
I am just SO impressed and grateful to all those who have donated and bought tickets to the luncheon - THANK YOU! 

Week 6

This week's focus has been on getting the word out there for my main fundraising event-
https://events.humanitix.com/stars-of-tamworth-long-lunch 
Saturday, 27th June at TANGARATTA VINEYARD 12-330PM!
The other focus is getting my 'gown' sorted and that has been no mean 'feet' - yes, pun intended!  :)

Week 5

Another great week!  
S  l  o  w  l  y    incorporating the new & added steps to the routine.   I am forever grateful for the patience and ongoing encouragement from Gary & Kellie :)
A whole new experience and fun was had yesterday morning chatting to JB  (92.9) & Chris (2TM).  A great big THANK YOU to JB, Chris & to Sally-Anne for organising it!

Week 4

There was even MORE hype & activity at TCDA - I just love the energy & enthusiasm! 
With my doubts & insecurities 'soothed' by the ever encouraging Kellie - new dance steps were incorporated in the routine and a renewed 'spring in my step' was found! 
'Practice makes perfect'!  

Week 3

The 'Stars' are revving up with the dance moves and loads of fun was had by all! 
I'm pleased to say I finally got my fundraising event - 'Stars Long Lunch at Tangaratta Vineyard, Sunday, 27th June - loaded onto 'Humanitix' so you can now get your tickets!  


Week 2

Well, I was SO thrilled to meet my dance partner - Gary (Sinclair) at Saturday's practice.  I was relieved too that Gary knows his way around the dance floor!   And with Kellie - dance instructor extraordinaire  - I'm in very good hands and am grateful for both of them! Look out world... here I/ we come!  

Thank you to my Sponsors

$2.59k

'stars Of Tamworth Long Luncheon'

This is thanks to all those who helped, sponsored, supported, gave, attended, had fun & enjoyed the first 'Stars of Tamworth Long Lunch'... In gratitude

$1.26k

Offline Deposit

$951.45

Offline Deposit

$689

Anonymous

$515

Ian Scott

Skippers getting wet

$288

Calrossy Boys Boarding

All for a good Splash... cause!

$275

Darling Dental

$260

Anonymous

$150

Sonia Green

Sorry we couldn’t be there with you but we wish you all the very best. So proud of you xx

$104

Bradley Smith

Dance like Ginger.Rogers No better still.Dance like Maree

$104

Kym Rae

In memory of my dad and his rare brain cancer

$104

Chris Lance

Well done, and good luck on the night xx

$104

Simmonds Kitchens

Congratulations sweet so very proud of you x what a wonderful cause to sponsor

$104

Maria Buster

Go well Maree1 Love your work!

$104

Victor Quirk

Great to know you;re out there Maree!

$104

Catriona White

Awesome effort Maree Huw starts at oncology on 6th August and advised to meet with the palliative care team. Really appreciate what you are doing and enjoy the dancing.

$104

Helen Singh

Go Maree!!! So proud of you

$104

Cara Sevil

So proud of you Maree, sorry I can't be there to support you on the night. Good Luck!! You'll be awesome!

$104

Jan & Peter

Best wishes... xx

$104

Kath Sipple

Enjoy!! Have fun making memories Maree. Gary’s beautiful wife who has taken too soon by this terrible disease would be watching over you two and giggling.

$104

Ruth Lance

Good Luck for the Big Night... I am very proud of you. Love you very much, Mum xx

$100

Julie Murrie

You are doing a great thing Maree, well done!

$100

Cheryl Doyle

Dance the night away and good luck my girlfriend!

$100

Rachael Lasker

$100

Brooke Dalzell Podiatry

I can’t wait for you to take the lead,”get behind, get behind!”

$70

Big Splash Donation Bsc

$52

Toni

Thanks Maree, for always caring, and have fun. xx

$52

Donna-louise Sceresini

Good luck dear friend! Sure you willbe amazing

$52

Carmel Mackenzie

All the best xx

$52

Rachael Lance

Go you good thing!

$52

Jennifer Rowe

$52

Diane And Deirdre

You go, girl!

$52

Anna Rose

Go, Twinkletoes! Have fun xxx

$52

Shareen Streater

Good luck xx

$52

Courtney Priestley

$52

Lesley

Youre a true champion Maree. Go you ⭐️🥰

$52

Ray White Quirindi

$52

Kerryn Kotzur

You go girl!! Dance up a storm!! 💃 😘

$52

Didy Wart

You are very brave Maree! And so much fun! Hope you have a hoot on the night

$52

Anonymous

$52

Jane Sleeman

Come on, we nearly have the Boss in the pool!!!

$52

Skye Fagan

Great work Maree.

$52

Lou Davies

Good job Maree!!!

$52

Stef Lance

Woo hoo! Get those dancing shoes on! Very proud of you for putting yourself out there to raise funds for such a great cause xx

$52

Margaret Paterson

Amazing, Maree.

$52

Tania Jones

So proud of you. Wonderful memories to be made. Enjoy. ❤❤❤

$50

Wendy G.

You go girl 😉

$50

Di Rennick

$50

Laura Yeo

Great fundraising! Go you good thing 💃

$50

Sarah Pezzuto

Not far to go now!

$41.60

Jennifer Rowe

$40

Sally-anne Merrick

Great Cause, great effort Maree!

$26

Renetta Skewes

Maree you are awesome, and have a big heart. Can’t wait for the main event. Good luck

$26

Kerry Donnelly

You go girl..well done🌟🌟

$26

Elspeth Rixon

Go get 'em tiger!

$26

Wendy Simm

Well done Maree! You are amazing! Enjoy the experience.

$26

Potts Industries

$26

Bianca Wilmott

$26

Dale Thompson

We'll done Maree... I love the idea of the Splash for Cancer at Calrossy!

$26

Lou Davies

Anything to get the boss in the pool 🤣

$26

Kathy De Jong

You are amazing.

$26

Kim Brissett

Good luck Maree - you will be awesome! Thanks for representing us at Calrossy for such a worthy cause.

$26

Anonymous

Go Dancer!

$26

Stephanie Heywood

$26

Liz Pike

Money from the bottles and cans. great to see you have surpassed your fundraising goal. All the best.

$26

Carriage Clan

Congratulations! Have a fantastic night!

$26

Gerardine Heath

$26

Zirkzee

Wishing you the best of luck

$25

Irem

$25

Amber Chase

$25

Marissa Hunt

$25

Julie Fenning

Doing an awesome job Mater 💖

$20.80

Anonymous

Can’t wait to watch you perform gorgeous

$20.80

Lesley Skewes

$20.80

Alison Annis-brown

$20.80

Ali Bath

What an absolute superstar 💃

$20.80

Garry Keating

I am very proud of you! Good Luck on the big night!

$20

Gareth Blinman

For a good 'Splash'... cause!

$16.64

Big Ben

So proud that my sister can make a difference in the lives of others - you are a beautiful amazing person. X

$15.60

Anonymous

$10.40

Gail Silvia

Love you

$10

Luke Mcdonald

Glad I put the big bucks in the bucket!

$10

Cheryl Margery

Good Luck Maree!

$8

Courtney Coe

All the best Maree!