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Tangaroa Blue Charity Trivia Night a Huge Success!

20130612 Trivia NightOn June 12th Tangaroa Blue Foundation featured as the "local charity of the month" in The Central Hotel and K-Star Trivia's new joint project; Charity Trivia Nights. Each month a local charity has been selected to hold a fundraiser and Tangaroa Blue jumped at the chance to have a fun local fundraising event.

Over 100 people attended on Wednesday night for general knowledge and fun at The Central Hotel in Port Douglas. 19 teams registered, which included 4 tourist teams that joined in on the night! There were some crazy "Tangaroa Blue friendly" team names such as, Dirty Filthy Beaches and Super Clean Trash Baggers as well as Pink Clams and Ninja Turtles. Many local businesses joined in with teams representing the Wildlife Habitat Park, Poseidon, Synergy, Wavelength and the Port Village Medical Centre!

Kevin of K-Star Trivia hosted a fantastic quiz night with lots of audience interaction and laughs! Heidi Taylor (co-founder and Director of Tangaroa Blue) and Project Assistant Annetta Tantanis helped Kevin along the way and worked the crowd selling raffle tickets for a Prize Pool of close to $3000!

"We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the local businesses who donated very generous prizes for our raffle. Our night would not have been as successful without your donations and eagerness to offer such fantastic prizes." The prizes ranged from trips to the Great Barrier Reef, Beauty, Day Spa and Hair Salon Vouchers, Restaurant and Retail Vouchers, Day pass to the Wildlife Habitat Park, Tangaroa Blue inspired mugs designed by Fun Stuff by Lynda Mug, and Photography and Babysitting prizes! Tangaroa Blue also added to the prize list donating $70 worth of merchandise including a t-shirt and re-useable stainless steel wattle bottle, and a Tangaroa Blue Jack Johnson signature pack worth $75. (Below is the full list)

Tangaroa Blue would also like to say a big thank you to local media; Kim Hurley at Radio Port Douglas, the Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette and Newsport Daily for supporting and publicising the event!

Tangaroa Blue raised close to $2000 on the night, with the help of a very generous $500 donation from The Central Hotel and we were totally thrilled with the turn out and local support, Thank you to everyone that attended!

"Many locals said that they were keen to support Tangaroa Blue, but sometimes they can't help us out at our beach clean ups, so this was a great opportunity to show that there are other ways for locals to help us in our fight against marine debris and ocean pollution."

The money raised will help Tangaroa Blue save for a quad bike that will help to remove debris during local beach clean ups.

Local beaches where volunteers clean up include 4 Mile Beach, Newell Beach, Cooya Beach, Wonga Beach, Cape Kimberley, Snapper Island, Low Isles and Woody Island, Pretty Beach.

RAFFLE PRIZE LIST - Thank you to all the local business that donated prizes!

SYNERGY REEF SAILING – 2 x adult full day (valued at $540)
WAVELENGTH – 2 x adult full day (valued at $450)
POSEIDON CRUSIES – 2 x adult full day (valued at $440)
DESIGNER PORTRAITURE – Photo Shoot by Jessie (valued at $300)
HIBSICUS GARDENS RESORT & DAY SPA – Mala Mayi Body Treatment (valued at $250)
BABYSITTER PORT DOUGLAS – '3 hours babysitting up to 3 kids' voucher (valued at $100)
WILDLIFE HABITAT PARK – Family Pass (2 x Adults, 2 x kids) (valued at $80)
FUNSTUFF BY LYNDA – 2 sets of 2 mugs - reef inspired/Tangaroa Blue design (valued at $70 per set)
BEL CIBO – 2 x set course lunch (valued at $58)
STUDIO Y – Beauty Treatment – Eye brow wax & eye brow tint (valued at $55)
LURE RESTAURANT – Food & Drinks Voucher (valued at $50)
JENNIFER CAMPBELL FOR HAIR – Gift Voucher (valued at $50)
THE EYE BOUTIQUE – Gift Voucher (valued at $50)
TRANSIT – Gift voucher (valued at $30)
ATTITUDES BOUTIQUE – Gift Voucher (valued at $30)
SCUBA DAVE – 2 x Gift Vouchers (valued at $25 each)
COLES – 3 x Gift Vouchers (valued at $20 each)
TANGAROA BLUE PACK (valued at $70)
JACK JOHNSON PACK (valued at $75)