Bloom­ing good fundraiser

Countryman - - NEWS - Zach Relph

Flower en­trepreneur Jen Eger­tonWar­bur­ton is prais­ing the Great South­ern com­mu­nity for gen­er­ously sup­port­ing a mul­ti­ple scle­ro­sis fundrais­ing ef­fort.

The owner of bou­tique flower busi­ness Lucinda’s Ever­last­ings held an event for the State’s peak neu­ro­log­i­cal ser­vices provider, MSWA, at the fam­ily’s Mo­brup farm on Oc­to­ber 14.

Wet con­di­tions forced Ms Eger­tonWar­bur­ton, who has mul­ti­ple scle­ro­sis, to move the fundraiser from the pad­dock among the white and pink ever­last­ings blooms into the shear­ing shed.

How­ever, the change of set­ting failed to de­ter 120 guests from unit­ing to raise $7000 for MSWA af­ter the shed was trans­formed into an eye-catch­ing long-ta­ble lunch venue.

Two lambs were cooked in a home­made grill called The Beast, which was built by Ms Eger­ton-War­bur­ton’s hus­band Rob.

“I was bit em­bar­rassed to fundraise for my own cause, but I thought ‘too bad, I’ll do it for MSWA’,” she said.

“If I am up to it, I will do it an­nu­ally — ev­ery­thing was cosy and ev­ery­one had a great time.”

Pic­ture: Cally Dupe

Jen Eger­ton-War­bur­ton, who has mul­ti­ple scle­ro­sis, with a lit­tle friend.

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