On Sunday 27 May, the Allphones Rowing Team, otherwise known as ‘Drunken Octopus’, put on a sterling performance after weeks and weeks of rigorous training for the event.
ACMF was proud to have the support of such a dedicated team. Through their fabulous efforts, over $3,500 has been raised to fund ACMF music programs.
“Well I am pleased to say that we survived. That was our first goal. Although, we saved our worst performance until last. We finished 8th in the D Final. The whole campaign proved to be a wonderful and really enjoyable experience and has provided us all with some lifelong memories.”
Allphones team member
Thank you team Drunken Octopus.
ACMF was delighted to be supported by Danielle Spencer on ‘Dancing With The Stars’. Danielle partnered with dancing talent Damian Whitewood and at the start of the competition she said: “I will work as hard as I can work to stay in and I would love to stay in for as long as possible. I don’t know that I’m confident, but I’m hopeful.”
Danielle did herself and ACMF proud, with making it through to the finals, after numerous breathtaking performances and weeks of rigorous training and rehearsals. Thank you Danielle for your hard work, dedication and fundraising support for ACMF music programs. We thoroughly enjoyed watching you every Sunday night.
Danielle’s musical career was destined from an early age. “It was a very musical household growing up so I guess that was kind of always in my childhood.” The daughter of Don Spencer OAM – a respected musician and renowned TV presenter in Britain and Australia (and our ACMF founder!) – Danielle first started to sing and learn the piano from her father at the age of four.
But she says her musical ability doesn’t extend to the dance floor. “I stand up for a few songs, but I’m a piano playing songwriter so I’m not really breaking out the moves. It’s all
the technique – it looks so beautiful and effortless when you see people doing it and doing it well. I guess that’s the big challenge, trying to make it look effortless and graceful while remembering all of these things.”
Danielle says she first rejected the idea of competing for the coveted mirror ball trophy. “I think initially I kind of shied away from it, probably just out of fear. But I thought it would be fun. Everything I do is very internal – I sit in my room writing songs and you live in your little internal world so I thought it would be nice to do something that’s external and physical and give myself a challenge like that.”
Click here to visit the official Channel 7 “Dancing With The Stars” website for more information!
Congratulations to Dicko, our ACMF Ambassador, for winning Celebrity Apprentice Australia 2012!
Click here to watch the episode from the show that resulted in Dicko’s win on Celebrity Apprentice, that features Don Spencer OAM (ACMF Founder), and Tim Freedman (ACMF Ambassador and Board Member).
The scale of fundraising for the ACMF from Celebrity Apprentice 2012, equates to the equivalent of regular weekly music programs being run in up to 10 schools and/or juvenile justice centres by specialised music teachers/educators for 12 months. This would include the permanent donation of instruments such as guitars, keyboards, djembe drums.
We are very proud of you, Dicko and thank you for your invaluable support for the ACMF.