Forty Ka¯ piti women celebrated in style the 125th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage at 50/50 restaurant in Paraparaumu Beach.
Kate Shepherd camelias, purple decorations and inspirational life stories by four women contributed to the theme ‘She thought she could, so she did’.
The event featured Kapiti Soroptimist and their support for the Tu Tonu programme which offers strategies and self-belief to teenage girls affected by sexual abuse.
“Many generous donations meant this most enjoyable event raised valuable funds towards Tu Tonu,” event coordinator Jennie Harris said.
“We appreciate the assistance of the Paraparaumu Beach Business Association committee in planning this event.”
Sharon Hunter, chair of the association, spoke about a writing competition themed ‘Tell us your story’.
The competition is open to Ka¯ piti residents of any age.
Prize winners will be announced at Books at the Beach, an event to be held at the Paraparaumu Beach shops on Saturday February 16 next year.
www.booksatthebeach.co.nz for further information.