My apologies for late posting but having arrived home well after midnight and taking longer to recover these days its afternoon before I can take the chance to thank the many sponsors, celebrities, attendees, viewer/voters staff and my staff who combined their riches, talents and generosity to make last night's Focusonability 4 awards such a success.
Leo Sayer! What an all round thoroughly decent, scarily talented man. I am sure many new fans and just a horde of older folk keen to get pictures, shake hands and generally be seen beside him were unselfishly rewarded with hundreds of photo-ops, handshakes and goodwill.
Our celebrity judges, Lisa Shaunessy, David Cameron and John Orscik were generous in the donation of their time and almost swamped by our very talented film makers keen to get advice from the best.
The wonderful Paula Duncan and her wonderful assistant Danielle Pilcworked their hearts out to make the night a success, Andy and his talented team of production experts made our show perfect, My staff, especially Ryan Goodwin (thank you).
Special Olympics Dancers - you guys were incredible!
Young Talent Development team - brilliant!
To the 109,632 viewer/voters - cheers! (from 107 countries, a new record!).
For our 43 finalists my congratulations, every film was a 'winner' in our book.
Our prize winners - well earned and thank you for such a moving and well considered program.
My staff for their encouragement, support and making sure our attendees attended - thank you.
Our friends in the media my deep appreciation for your continuing support and promotion of NOVA.
If I have missed anyone, its not deliberate and next years event promises to be an absolute knock-out - get filming!!!
Thank you all so much for helping ensure we never forget - "Focus on Ability"!!
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