Fashion and racing for charity

The always colourful and entertaining Nora Vidler-Blanksby doesn’t mind shocking people on occasion, so she made an apt and amusing host for the Melbourne Cup fashion parade at the Our Kids charity function on Tuesday.

Nora’s commentary on the fashion and banter with guests made for an entertaining afternoon for the 195 women and five brave men.

Our Kids fundraising co-ordinator Rebekka Battista said the function had raised more than $10,000, well over the target of $8000, which paediatrician Dr Chris Ingall said would buy a CPAP breathing machine for Lismore Base Hospital.

“It was fantastic, it all went so smoothly, all the girls dressed up,” Rebekka said. “I’m so pleased it was a wonderful day. We were overwhelmed with all the great prizes that were donated by sponsors and I think the girls absolutely loved it.”


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