Aunty held its first in-person event for our sitters on the 18th of December 2022! The event was organised in appreciation of the hard work and dedication that our sitters have exhibited in the past year of operations. The platform would not have been able to bring the help and care it did to our parent users without their contributions. Amidst the backdrop of airy windows, handwritten cards and pastel colours, the attendees ate and mingled with each other. Plenty of conversation flowed between the team and sitters who came from all walks of life and backgrounds.
Sitters were presented with small tokens of appreciation: the Aunty sitter’s shirt, a card and samples from our sponsors, A for Apothecary and nail wraps from Nodspark. It was a short but sweet gathering for everyone and a variety of food selections such as smoked duck salad to aioli fried prawns and red velvet cake.
Amanda, the founder addressed the sitters shortly before a game of bingo; sitters were able to check off their preferences during sits, things they’d done on sits as well as personal characteristics in order to win. This was a fun and interactive way for everyone to get to know each other, and build communicative channels between the people behind and at the front of Aunty. The real prize from this is truly the beginnings of strong bonds between the different stakeholders.
The end of the event saw some heartwarming messages from the attendees, whom we greatly appreciate! Although we encountered minor setbacks along the way, the event was still able to run so smoothly thanks to our sitters’ presence and good cheer.
Thank you to all who played a part in our 2022, and we sincerely look forward to welcoming the new year and new experiences with you.