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Treasured Hours at Children’s Hour

Children’s Hour, Makati City, Philippines – January 2013

To make the world a better place, one hour at a time, Enrique Distor Jr. and Kiten Capili spent a day out with the kids as they presented a donation cheque on behalf of Excess Luggage to Children’s Hour

Photos courtesy of Kiten Capili

JR presenting the donation cheque to EVANGELINE ‘Gee’ MAYUGA, Executive Director
at Children’s Hour and photographed with Kiten Capili and GEENETTE ‘Net’ GARCIA,
Assistant Executive Director at Children’s Hour

Thank you JR and Kiten for your time!


Christmas joy with TLC for Kids

TLC for Kids, Melbourne – Christmas 2012

The joy of giving at Christmas was shared with Tim Conolan
as Excess Luggage presented the first donation cheque for “TLC for Kids”

Photo courtesy of Lisa Minuzzo


Launch of Excess Luggage 

Crown Promenade – 30 October 2012 

To my donors, A BIG thank you for your kind generosity 

Crown Promenade
(special mention to General Manager, Greg Moore acted as Master of Ceremonies)
Crown Metropol & Crown Towers

Staging Connections
Villa Howden
Ambient Lounge
Mushroom Group Promotions
Malcolm Cooke
Guillaume of Bistro Guillaume
Carlton United Breweries 
Tyrrell’s Wines
Body Come Back
NMIT, Preston 

It has been my personal dream to see this book come to fruition so thank you ALL and everyone who attended for your support and kind generosity, that contributed to the successful launch of  Excess Luggage” 

Photos courtesy of Brad Francis Photography

Enrique Distor & Michelle Riel  – JR thank you for the purchase of 10 hard copies of Excess Luggage, you are simply the best!

Michelle with Tara Bishop, Media Relations Manager – Hotels and Food & Beverage Crown Melbourne

Michelle with Greg Moore, General Manager, Crown Promenade Melbourne – Greg, thank you for your invaluable assistance and support

Margaret Watson & friends

Fiona Fahey (Impact Events), Matt Cox & Paolo Valle (Travel Counsellors)

Greg Moore

Interview by Peter Watson

Peru’s Challenge Volunteer Manager, Gerry Clayton

Ian Hale, Poverty Aid for Cambodia

Tim Conolan, CEO at TLC for Kids

Ian Hale, Michelle Riel, Tim Conolan, Gerry Clayton

Jodie & Darin Albert

Auction time!

Peru’s Challenge (auction hamper)

Peter Watson & Michelle – Peter a BIG thank you for your professional guidance and for hosting the interview

Mel & Michelle Riel

Mel, MIchelle & Sonja Riel

Marianne Sonsini (bid winner for & Michelle

Enrique Distor Jr & Justin

Geoff, Lisa, Angela

Jodie & Darin Albert

Paul Gardner (Travelscene on Eastern Hill), Sue Burgess (Air New Zealand), Denise Dodd

Greg Moore, Tim Conolan, Michelle, Mark Houston

Stuart Manuell & Adrian Constable

Heidi, Greg Moore, Sharon An

Michelle, Carol Mills, Lisa Minuzzo

Michelle & Lisa

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