Enjoying a fun afternoon for charity are (from left) Sharon Pengelly, Kerri Coghlan and Natasha Arnold at the Toowoomba Hospital Foundations Hogans Family Jewellers Ladies Diamond Luncheon at Gip's Restaurant, Friday, June 7, 2019.
Enjoying a fun afternoon for charity are (from left) Sharon Pengelly, Kerri Coghlan and Natasha Arnold at the Toowoomba Hospital Foundations Hogans Family Jewellers Ladies Diamond Luncheon at Gip's Restaurant, Friday, June 7, 2019. Kevin Farmer

Doughnuts make for novel draw decider at Diamond Luncheon

FELICITY Mayman was more terrified than excited as she stood in front of 160 women, waiting to find out if she had won a $4800 diamond.

Five finalists were announced in unusual fashion after all 160 women at the Hogan's Family Jewellers Ladies Diamond Luncheon filed up to grab a doughnut in the hopes theirs would be the last pastry standing.

Toowoomba Hospital Foundation CEO Allison Kennedy said the event coincided with National Doughnut Day, which was how they came up with the idea.

She had everyone stand up, working her way through icing colours to knock out contenders, leaving five potential winners who chose doughnuts with blue icing.

The finalists lined up at the front, each with a key they hoped would open a padlock, signalling their win.

One by one they were knocked out, leaving Ms Mayman with the final key, which luckily did the trick.

"I was petrified more than excited," she said after the draw.

"I even offered to swap places with one of the other women."

The event was held to raise funds for the Triple M Darling Downs Give Me 5 For Kids Appeal and will go towards refurbishing the pediatric unit.


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