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Fashion for fundraising

LOOKING GOOD: Winners of Fashion on the Field at the Our Kids Melbourne Cup luncheon fundraiser were (l-r) Carmel Elliot, Josie Peck, Bija Nicholson, Lauren Bates and Ashley Clark-Smith.
LOOKING GOOD: Winners of Fashion on the Field at the Our Kids Melbourne Cup luncheon fundraiser were (l-r) Carmel Elliot, Josie Peck, Bija Nicholson, Lauren Bates and Ashley Clark-Smith.

FASCINATORS with feathers like arrows and dresses with colour, sparkle and style were pulled out of hundreds of local wardrobes on Tuesday, November 6, for the annual Our Kids' Melbourne Cup luncheon.

While the horses lined up on the race track in Melbourne, 200 Lismore ladies and a handful of brave men dressed up for the races at Southern Cross University and a day of feasting, fun, goodie bags and loads of prizes. For the past ten years, the luncheon has raised money for the Our Kids charity to purchase paediatric equipment for local hospitals in the Richmond Valley region and help keep our children local when they need medical care.

Our Kids fundraiser Rebekka Battista said over $30,000 worth of prizes was given away at the event, including $5000 worth of jewellery from the Lismore Antique Centre.

"Tickets to the luncheon sold out four weeks in advance," Rebekka said. "It's one of our biggest fundraisers and it's a fun way to raise donations to help support kids locally."

The winners of 'Fashion on the Field' at the luncheon paraded the catwalk, with the prize for best dressed mare going to Carmel Elliot, dressed in a frock she bought off eBay. Best dressed filly was Bija Nicholson and best dressed stallion went to Ashley Clark-Smith.


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