Long lunch for a cause

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

FOOD and fash­ion were on the menu, with a side of phi­lan­thropy, at STIX Bar Bur­swood last week­end as Bur­swood beauty Elise Naz­zari took over with char­ity event Lunch­ing For Life.

The Miss Galaxy 2016 con­tes­tant or­gan­ised the event in sup­port of an or­gan­i­sa­tion she holds close to her heart: Youth Fo­cus WA.

The Bur­swood-based not­for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion of­fers free ser­vices to youths strug­gling with de­pres­sion and sui­ci­dal thoughts.

And while Ms Naz­zari is no stranger to rais­ing money for a good cause, she said she wanted this event to help put Youth Fo­cus on the map for young peo­ple who may be strug­gling.

“They pro­vide free ser­vices for men­tal health, which is amaz­ing be­cause coun­selling can come at such a big cost,” she said.

“Grow­ing up and suf­fer­ing my­self from th­ese things as a teen, I thought ‘if only I’d known it was around’, so we need to raise aware­ness.”

Guests at the char­ity lunch en­joyed a three-course meal, sparkling wine on ar­rival and a fash­ion show fea­tur­ing lo­cal evening gown de­sign­ers Poppy & Char­lie, and Amie Chu­rack De­signs.

“Amie show­cased her grad­u­a­tion col­lec­tion; it’s made up of pas­tel pink and cream gowns in­spired by love and pas­sion,” Ms Naz­zari said.

“And Poppy & Char­lie’s are quite el­e­gant; their theme was so­phis­ti­cated spring so it was full of beau­ti­ful colours.”

At­ten­dees in­cluded for­mer Bach­e­lorette con­tes­tant Kayne Buik and Miss Global Aus­tralia 2015 Heidi An­drews.

Pic­ture: Marie Nirme www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d444055

Elise Naz­zari or­gan­ised the Lunch­ing for Life event on Sun­day.

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