2015/2016 Entertainment Books

We are selling Entertainment Book memberships again this year! 20% of the price of each Entertainment Book membership sold goes directly to Ethan’s Scholarship.

As with last year, memberships are available in two formats: printed book or digital. Below is a summary of both formats. Once you’ve made up your mind, follow this link to buy a membership and help raise funds for childhood brain cancer research.

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Book membership

Digital membership

  • The traditional Entertainment Book printed membership that comes with the gold card and vouchers.
  • Contains over $20,000 worth of valuable up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers for many of the best restaurants, cafés, arts, attractions, hotels, travel, shopping and much more!
  • Show and save using your Apple or Android device, with no card or voucher to present
  • Search for nearby businesses in the Entertainment program
  • Search for specific businesses by name, location or dining category
  • Share your membership with another family member
BOOK MEMBERSHIP DIGITAL MEMBERSHIP
You like to plan ahead when dining out
You like to flick through the Book
You tend to make spontaneous dining decisions
You don’t have an Apple or Android smartphone
You never leave home without your iPhone or Android smartphone
You want to share your Entertainment offers with another family member
Keep track of your savings automatically

Note: the Entertainment app is compatible with Apple iPhone 4* and above running iOS 6.0 or later, and Android phones running 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) or higher. To check if your phone is compatible, view a list of compatible mobile devices.

* The app is optimised for iPhone 5, and may run slowly on iPhone 4.

A belated report

Last year’s major fundraiser was held at the Telethon Kids Institute on the evening of 26 September 2014. Thanks to our supporters, it was another great success, raising over $20,000.00 for the Ethan Davies Scholarship for Brain Cancer Research.

Highlights of the night included a presentation from the inaugural recipient of Ethan’s Scholarship, Dr Sasha Rogers, and tours of the brain tumour laboratories hosted by members of the Telethon Kids brain tumour research team.

Below you’ll find part of the welcoming address that Christie-Lee and I gave on the night, together with some photos that have kindly been provided by Telethon Kids.

Shannon: Thank you so much for joining us on this special evening. Another year has gone by and we are thrilled to be able to take this opportunity to give you an update on where things are at with Ethan’s progress and the Ethan Davies Scholarship for Brain Cancer Research.

When we launched the Scholarship back in 2012, Ethan had only just turned 2 and had just finished his treatment. He was very sick and was about to embark on some arduous therapy to try and put his battered body and mind back together again.

As many of you have witnessed, Ethan has worked very hard over the last 2 years. He is a magical work in progress as we watch his brain and body heal and transform. Every day he learns something new, takes a tiny step in the right direction. With his trademark crooked smile and Boris tucked under one arm, Ethan is growing into a young man.

Christie-Lee: As we rejoice in Ethan’s progress, so too we face the harsh reality of his survival. It is a cruel irony that with every clear scan, so the threat of the cancer returning remains. There doesn’t seem to be much rhyme or reason as to why some are taken and others spared.

Through it all, the Scholarship offers us hope. Hope that we can find those answers, hope that the treatments won’t be so deadly, and hope that maybe our little boy will be one of the lucky ones because we have come together as a community and taken positive action to make it happen.

Above all else – tonight is a celebration. The Scholarship has raised over $300,000 in two years. Funds that will actually pay for the research that Ethan needs to be done. Each and every one of you has played a part in achieving this amazing result so far, and we want to thank you so much. We urge you to enjoy yourself tonight knowing that you personally have done something very valuable for your community.

We would like to make special mention of our major partners: the Telethon Kids Institute, Harcourts Central, Riverstone Custom Homes, Thinking Hats, Solomon Brothers and Bouncing Orange. The success of the Scholarship depends upon the support of our partners and we cannot thank you enough for your generous contributions.

We are very grateful to everyone at Telethon Kids for their help in getting the event together. A big thankyou also to Stuart Burling of Ron Farris Real Estate for stepping in as our auctioneer at short notice, and to our many auction and raffle item donors: Steve Morton, Emelie Coffey, Maureen Taylor, Be Beau, Blue Sky Media, Kieran Longbottom, Envy Jewellery, Joe and Grace Ricciardo, the Australian Swim Team, Dale and Debbie Putland, Jason Cunningham, Perth Heat, Anthony and Lisa Lees, Ross Taylor, The Bling Garage, Clint Baker Photography, The Gate Bar and Bistro, Travel Associates Australia, Cute n Cheap Clothing, Glow Wiks Candles, Pharmacy 777 Langford, Dorothy Farrington, Getaway Outdoors Kelmscott, Crown Perth, Cockburn Ice Arena, Lorraine Lea, Methven and Alexandra Nullmeyers.

“Let’s just get him to 5”

“Let’s just get him to 5.”

That was what Ethan’s doctor said, just after the hospital found his brain tumour. We were new to the world of childhood cancer, and we were asking questions like, “will the chemo/radiation affect Ethan’s ability to have children?” The answer we got was the doctor’s way of adjusting our expectations.

Last Saturday Ethan has exceeded those expectations: it was his 5th birthday. We are so proud of the obstacles he has overcome, and grateful to the many doctors, nurses, therapists, family members and friends who have got Ethan to this point.

If you would like to give Ethan a gift to mark his special day, please consider making a small donation on his behalf to the Scholarship. Just go to the website for Ethan’s Scholarship and click “donate now” in the top right-hand corner. Every little bit counts.

Happy 5th birthday Ethan!

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