Designer bags up for grabs
MORE than 70 people gathered for the annual Variety Queensland Old Bags Lunch at Fish D’vine yesterday.
Women across the Whitsundays gathered together to raise funds for the children’s charity Variety by donating and purchasing handbags, enjoying lunch and purchasing raffle tickets.
More than 40 old handbags were donated by attendees to Lifeline, with many ladies taking home a new one from the event that linked in with the latest colours and trends.
‘Feeling Gorgeous’ fashion adviser Mandy Hargreaves also shared her inspirational story with attendees, inspiring them to make the most of each day and believe in themselves.
Variety Queensland functions co-ordinator Tracy Perryer thanked local event co-ordinator Wendy Downes for her hard work in making the event a knockout success.
“We really would like to thank all the people who have donated prizes, money and their time as volunteers for the event,” she said.
“We can now turn their kind- ness into equipment for kids in need.”
Ms Downes said they were still tallying the final figures of funds raised yesterday when the Whitsunday Times went to press.
“There was a major auction with four prizes valued between $600-$1000, 20 raffle prize givea- ways and five mystery holiday bag auctions which really added to the excitement of the day,” she said. Variety – the Children’s Charity of Queensland is dedicated to empowering children who are sick, disadvantaged or who have special needs to live, laugh and learn.
HANDBAG FUNDRAISER: Variety functions co-ordinator Tracy Perryer, Robyn Mitchell, event organiser Wendy Downes and Mandy Hargreaves showed off a number of the bags that were sold in the silent auction at the Variety Old Bags Lunch yesterday.