Beaudesert Zonta raised $5000 to help women in need locally and abroad through their Spring Fashion Parade and High Tea recently.
Local fashion designer Erica Bates’ garden on Brolga Road was filled with 130 guests, mostly made up of local women with a few children and men, in a sold-out event.
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Guests were treated to fashions by Our Little Shop, Kalico Country and creations from Erica’s label, ‘Just Be It’, tucked into treats baked by Zonta volunteers and won plenty of exciting raffle prizes.
Each guest paid $30 entry and spent up big on raffle tickets to help Zonta make a significant difference in the lives of women locally and further afield.
Money raised through the event, which is Beaudesert Zonta’s major fundraiser, goes towards helping women who are escaping domestic violence, packages for women facing homelessness, breast care cushions for people who’ve had breast cancer operations, food packages and care packages, birthing kits to send overseas, dignity packages and more.
Zonta President Anthea Walker said $5000 was a record for the fundraiser, and the group hoped to make it bigger and better next year to keep upholding Zonta’s vision to ‘Build a Better World for Women and Girls’.