31 October 2016
Ahoy! With October abuzz with hundreds of Girls’ Night In events across the state, the boys at Cancer Council SA decided to throw out some love and appreciation for all of the women who work here.
Slightly outnumbered, the guys signed up to host a Girls’ Night In to help beat women’s cancers by charting a course for a voyage with a difference – a workplace Girls’ Night In… during the day and run by boys.
From the moment the invites landed, the nautical theme had set sail
Lead by Captain Lincoln ‘CapSize’ Size (Chief Executive), the crew had very specific roles in getting this Girls’ Night In off the ground and into smooth sailing. As we boarded the magnificent vessel, ‘SS Appreciation’ (our meeting room), the message was received, loud and clear that each and every female amongst us is important and worth fighting for.
From the moment each lady set foot on the deck, the vibe was delightfully upbeat and electric! Lively tunes set a festive atmosphere, as we were welcomed by the crew members, dressed accordingly for this seafaring expedition. Decorations were well-appointed, bright and transported us immediately to a destination of fun and frivolity.
Here’s a quick run-down of the wonderful amenities on board:
First class dining aboard the ‘SS Appreciation’
Each crew member was responsible for bringing a dish that showcased their background or favourite flavours. A great mix of popular and exotic flavours were enjoyed by guests, including beef sliders, curry puffs and specialty chicken wings, followed by a vast range of seasonal fresh fruit, healthy desserts and a little something for those with a sweet tooth.
Guests sipped on refreshing non-alcoholic punch; all set up at rustic food stations using repurposed wooden pallets from deliveries and manned by friendly crew members.
Chief diversions set to entertain
Crew members ran a nostalgic quiz with the hot topics featuring prominent female figures from history and modern pop culture. There was a door prize and an abundance of raffle prizes, which provided great entertainment. Each winner was given the opportunity to pick a prize from the blow up pool, filled with popular items purchased by crew members (who were under the simple instruction of ‘no power tools').
A titanic and heartfelt thanks to the crew at Snap Snap for providing the use of one of their incredible Photo Booths free of charge (worth around $600)! Not only was it highly entertaining and provided beautiful keepsakes of the day, it captured the very essence of the event. In every shot is the face of someone who is passionate about beating women’s cancers for all of the brave, the inspiring and the beautiful women in our lives.
Huge thanks to Captain CapSize and his crew of merry men for making each of the women here at Cancer Council SA feel very much loved and appreciated. Apart from raising much needed funds for ground-breaking cancer research, and support and prevention services for South Australian women, it was an occasion full to the brim with fun!
Marketing and Communications Manager
Cancer Council SA