STARS #6 AAT VINK - ARTIST

This time we would like to put Aat Vink in the spotlight! The Sheryl Lynn Foundation is very lucky to count Aat Vink as one of her friends, as he is a very kind-hearted and fun person to be around, and of course a great artist!

The work of Aat Vink is filled with fantasy and can be recognized by its happy colours, with black lines as finishing touch. He makes his paintings by using a special technique, created by himself, colouring clay with oil-paint. His inspirations come from humurous situations out of daily life and he has added a touch of joy to the animal kingdom!

We would like to thank Aat for his amazing donation to SLF's lottery during our 2010 benefit event. As soon as he heard about the work of the Sheryl Lynn Foundation he was determined to support us and so he did, with this truly fantastic artwork. Many visitors of the event bought more lottery tickets to increase their chances of winning the painting on the picture, which really helped us a lot in raising money for our projects.

Simone Poot however was the lucky and very proud winner of this beautiful piece of art, worth €950,00! She sent us this picture of the painting in its new home, hanging proudly above the piano. 

"I'm so happy with my new painting! It always makes me happy when I look at it," Simone told us.

Aat's work can be found in many galleries and is currently for sale (among others) in gallery Van Eijck on Witte de Withstraat. In August his work can also be admired in the same street inside Café de Witte Aap, once awarded as best bar in the world.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH AAT!!



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STARS #5 SLF 2010 BENEFIT VOLUNTEERS & SPONSORS

This time the Sheryl Lynn Foundation would like to thank the many people that have made inspiring efforts for SLF's Annual Benefit Event 2010. Great lottery sponsors donated amazing prizes to the SLF lottery, many volunteers helped to make the night a success and fantastic performers shared their talents to fill the night with entertainment. A BIG thank you to all of you!

Aat Vink - main prize for the SLF lottery: artwork / painting worth € 950,00!!

Pedicuresalon Dian, Ommoord – pedicure vouchers for the SLF lottery

Wijnand Ophof, Ophof Sport – several sport prizes for the SLF lottery -
www.sportshirts.nl

Bodyshop Team Koopgoot - prizes for the SLF lottery

Addy - € 50,00 gift voucher Paraddy - www.paraddy.nl

Restaurant 't Hooghe Water - prizes for the SLF lottery, including complete dinner for 2 -
www.hooghewater.nl
> Martin van Delft and Mylène Herfst for all their time, effort and generosity

Tennispark 't Hooghe Dorp - tennis vouchers for the SLF lottery - www.hooghedorp.nl

Heleen de Vlugt - gift vouchers for the SLF lottery - www.bienvenu.nl

Jan en Susan Baas – fashionable bags for the SLF lottery

Miss titleholders – time, kindness & support of these beautiful ladies
> Franca Nieuwenhuijs - Miss Tourism Queen International 2009
> Roline Hund - Miss International 2009
> Sharifa Henar - Miss Intercontinental 2010
> Inger de Jonge - Miss Queen of the World 2009
> Nathalie den Dekker - Miss Benelux Netherlands 2010
> Nanny Nielen - Miss Holland 1976

Filipino cooking ladies – lots of cooking and endless support in many ways
> Yanie, Evelyn, Nilfa, Gloria, Aurelia, Rosa, Alma and Nene

Entrance & lottery ticket volunteers – helping with the sales of these tickets
> Leizl & Perkash for their time & creativity in making all the entrance tickets
> Brian and Ginta at SLF Info & Goldmember table for lottery sale during the event
> Evelyn and Aad van Leeuwen
> Anselmo, Maurits, Vanissa and Karen
> Yanie, Norma, Nilfa, Aurelia, Gloria, Rosa, Alma and Elvie
> Leiron & Denise for assisting during the raffle

Decoration en preparational crew – preps, preps and more preps!
> Marciano, the Balloonist - voluntary decorated the place in pink/white with his amazing balloon creations!
> Brian, Maurits, Fabio & Justin
> Ivy, Pieter & Vanissa
> Crew 't Hooghe Water

DJ Fabio Brizzi – DJ of the night & sold special house cd's to raise money for SLF -
www.fabiobrizzi.com

Second Youth Band – amazing talent & entertainment -
www.secondyouth.nl

Kevin Krebbers – time & skills as our photographer -
www.kevinkrebbers.nl

Tinikling dancers – Vanissa, Yanie, Nilfa & Aurelia: Filipino dancing entertainment for all

Peter & Jo-Ann Vianen – preps & driving their bus for transport of all materials

Susan Baas – the engine that still keeps everything running

Everyone that somehow helped to make this night the best annual benefit event ever!

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!

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STAR(S) #4 FORMER SLF BENEFIT VOLUNTEERS & SPONSORS

This time the Sheryl Lynn Foundation didn't want to thank just one person, but many people that have made inspiring efforts for our project in the town Hitoog. Many SLF friends have made contributions by donating prizes for the SLF lottery, have supported us by sharing their personal skills with us, have volunteered for us during our annual event in 2008 and/or have simply been there for us in a special way. These people are:

Patricia Anglo – pedicure vouchers for the SLF lottery

Joseph, Fun & Basics – fashionable bags for the SLF lottery

Wijnand Ophof, Ophof Sport – several sport prizes for the SLF lottery

Andre Neimeijer, Marlies Dekkers – several fashion prizes for the SLF lottery

Rana Kaddoura – beautiful purse for the SLF lottery

Florencia Mulder – time, kindness & support of Miss Flevoland 2006

Evelyn & Aad van Leeuwen – lots of cooking and endless support in many ways

FCCR members – more delicious food

Vanissa, Irene, Mary-Chris and Leizl – preps, preps and more preps!

Anselmo Paderes – preps and our DJ of the night

Second Youth Band – amazing talent & entertainment

Kevin Krebbers – time & skills as photographer

Tinikling dancers – Filipino dancing entertainment for all

Peter & Jo-Ann Vianen – preps & driving their bus (really!) full of all the equipment needed

Susan Baas – never-ending effort & determination, the engine that keeps everything running

Everyone that helped selling entrance & lottery tickets

THANK YOU ALL!!

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STAR #3 RYONI SCHOUTEN

The story of Ryoni & SLF is an amazing one...

On one night I went out with friends and I found a large amount of money on the floor together with some keys and cards. I decided to quickly put it in my pocket, so that I could try and find the owner once I got home or bring all of it to the police station. Luckily through the internet I found Ryoni and invited him to my house to pick up his belongings.

We had a talk about what we both did in life and the conversation also led to the Sheryl Lynn Foundation. After I had given him all is belongings I drove him to the metro station, where he would take the metro home. But before he got out of the car he gave me his lost money back again. Ryoni decided to donate his money I found to the projects of the Sheryl Lynn Foundation! Without even knowing me, he insisted on it... Amazing story, isn't it?!

So this is to say thank you to Ryoni Schouten for his donation and his instant faith in the Sheryl Lynn Foundation.

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STAR #2 JOOP ELIAS

Joop Elias is a wonderful man who freely offered to be the photographer at the launching of the Sheryl Lynn Foundation. He gave us all the pictures he made without any cost and, because of this, gave us some beautiful memories.

Joop is the official photographer of the Miss Netherlands Organisation and he also made the portrait picture of Sheryl that you can find here. You can visit Joop's website and see his work at www.johanfotostudio.nl.

Many thanks goes out to Joop, who is known to be a very kind person.

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STAR #1 ANSELMO 'CHINO' PADERES

Anselmo Paderes is not only a great help in keeping an eye on our projects in the Philippines, but we found out that he also secretly donated an amount of money straight to the Sta.Fe-Itum Elementary School to help finish our project at this school.

Anselmo currently works in the Netherlands to earn money for his family in the Philippines and for his own future. Therefore his earnings are very important to him, but still he chose to help out the Sta.Fe-Itum Elementary School.

In practise it proofs that there are always some unexpected expenditures to a project and some extra money will be necessary in the end. Anselmo provided the Sta.Fe-Itum Elementary School with this money and for this we are most grateful to him.

Thank you very much, Anselmo!