Raymond Terrace businesses raise funds for SES at Melbourne Cup fundraiser News Of The Area Photo Gallery Raymond Terrace, Heatherbrae, Tomago by News Of The Area - Modern Media - November 16, 2017 Rachelle Avery, Cath Hines, Leanne Smith, Tash Burton, Kristie Mullan and Leanda Locock. REKINDLED may have won the race that stops a nation at Flemington , but the real action last Tuesday, was at Hinton’s Victoria Hotel. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or [email protected] Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE Sharon Drew of Absolutely Beautiful Flowers, located in William Street Raymond Terrace, hosted the event, with all proceeds going to charity. Sharon has been in business in town for ten years, and has a strong community spirit, and a love for helping others. She conducts a number of fundraising event each year, choosing different charities each time that benefit our community in some way. For the Melbourne Cup event this year, the local State Emergency Service (SES) were the beneficiaries of the charitable donations raised as a result of the local businesses who donated prizes, and patrons on the day. Attendees raised funds through raffles and other assorted activities, including a Melbourne Cup Day balloon lucky dip where patrons purchase balloons chosen at random, then pop the balloon to reveal a ticket hidden inside that corresponds with a prize on the table. Sharon was ecstatic with the final tally of $1,100 raised for the Port Stephens SES. Sharon told News Of The Area,“With the wonderful support of local businesses on board we have been able to do great things.” “Our passion is helping people, we feel it is a privilege as the business grows, to be able to give back to the community.” “Our business wouldn’t be the business it is today without the wonderful support of Raymond Terrace and surrounding communities.” “I’d like to give a massive thank you to my beautiful team at the shop, and the management and staff of the Victoria Hotel, Hinton,” she said. Local businesses who contributed to the successful Melbourne Cup Fundraiser for the SES include, Alyssa’s Hair Boutique, Victoria Hotel Hinton, Mass Nutrition Raymond Terrace, Elitz Nails and Beauty, Michael Hill, Hattie’s Boutique, Cups N Saucers, Browns Butchery, Get it Off, Nextra Newsagents, Leo’s Takeaway, Blooms Pharmacy, Autopro, Chemmart Pharmacy, Captain Pharmacy and Nail Call. By Rachael VAUGHAN Andrew Canderle, Sharon Drew, Mel Johnston, Kellie Thompson, Glenda Farrer, Ashleigh Thew and Jazmine Hughes. Jenny Hines from Hinton and Val Fullerton from Raymond Terrace. (left)Ashleigh Thew and Sharon Drew. (right) Martin and Sue Kime with Geoff and Beth Boyle. (left)Sue and Derek Tomasetti with Sue Foot. (right) Gus Beattie and Sue Foot. (left)The Best Dressed award went to Sue Tomasetti (right) The beer was cold, the food was fantastic and the company fabulous at the Victoria Hotel, Hinton. The Best Fascinator/Hat award went to Sue Kime.