ILAM Toyota Presents Cholmondeley’s Little Gems Party
It was a fantastic night of dancing, delicious food, award-winning drinks, and supporting the incredible work that Cholmondeley Children’s Centre undertake at their annual Little Gems Party, presented by ILAM Toyota. All funds raised on the night went directly towards Cholmondeley’s work in supporting local Canterbury Tamariki in times of need.
As guests walked in (admiring the Yaris Cross and Hilux on their way) they were greeted with a glass of award-winning gin, and shortly thereafter the night kicked off with a Karakia by Nuk Korako and a welcome from MC, Jason Gunn. The stunning Christ’s College hall was filled to the brim with sponsors, guests, and Cholmondeley team members, all ready to party hard with the collective aim of raising much-needed funds for the charity. Attendees were humbled by the opportunity to hear from those whom Cholmondley supported when they were once children and to understand further the impact their work has on local Canterbury tamariki.
An incredible $93,000 raised
As the canapes circulated and libations were sipped the live auction started with a dizzying array of 14 prizes up for grabs, including a PurePod weekend escape with the use of a vehicle, donated by ILAM Toyota.
It was an intense hour or so as bids were shouted across the room (including some of our own team partaking), and in the end the total raised amounted to over $93,000, all going directly to Cholmondeley.
The 2023 Little Gems party was truly a night to remember and we’re already looking forward to next year.
The ILAM Toyota team.
Proud supporters for over 16 years
ILAM Toyota has been proudly supporting Cholmondeley Children’s Centre for over 16 years, and our employees are humbled to individually support Cholmondeley through our Just-a-Buck initiative. With fortnightly donations from our payroll, we are helping to provide Canterbury children with the bright future they deserve.
Learn how you can support the valuable work Cholmondeley undertakes here.