FLEMINGTON isnot the only venue for thefashions worn by theladies on MelbourneCup Day.
Thanks toSuzanne Hernan of House of Perri, Donnybrook also had ladies in the latest offashions strutting the catwalk for a fashion parade.
Over100ladies (and a few males), some wearing their best hats, enjoyed the parade, theraffles, sale of candles, the auction and the food. How many won on theMelbourne Cup, no-one is saying.
Many of theladies had travelled from Bunbury, Harvey, and Eaton to join in with theDonnybrook ladies and many others from surrounding areas.
LorraineCantwell and Lorraine Chapman who know Mrs Hernan and are fromBunbury,said they usually go to a function in Bunbury, but decided to come toDonnybrook this year.
“We arereally enjoying ourselves and glad we came, and we can’t get over just howfriendly everyone is,” Mrs Chapman said.
The day wasspecial not only because of the big race, but all monies raised went to a goodcause, Solaris Care South West which provides integrated care for cancerpatients.
Solaris CareFoundation, a community based healthcare organisation, provides free of chargeservices provided by qualified practitionersto cancer patients and theircarers.
Mrs Hernan saidabout $1500 was raised. She thanked everyone who came along and made it such anenjoyable and successful day.
“The function was booked out before I couldeven think of advertising, the ladies were so keen to attend, and I will beback next year for another function,” Mrs Hernan said.
“I would alsolike to say a huge thank you to Belinda and Cheray who went beyond the call ofduty,for without themI wouldn’t have managed.”
Bobby Brooks, Leanne Henks, Carol Jones, Willy Hollemen and Jaquie Forbes.
Lorraine Chapman and Lorraine Cantwell.
Yolanda Ratcliffe, Stacey Hutchinson and Sarah Hales.
Danielle Proctor and Jodie Farley.
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