Tomaree Auxiliary Fashion Parade Raises Vital Funds for Hospital

Ladies of the Catwalk. Photo by Sarah STOKES
Ladies of the Catwalk. Photo by Sarah STOKES


Friday 20 October saw the ladies of the Tomaree Hospital Auxiliary take to the catwalk like the superstars they are.

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The annual event, in conjunction with donna-lou mobile clothes, based in Toukley, raised an amazing $2355 for the Tomaree Hospital.

This was as a result of 107 tickets being sold, plus the proceeds of the raffle and the donation from the clothes purchased.

The fashion parade was held in Nelson Bay at the Senior Citizens Hall in Norburn Avenue and the room was packed.

The ladies had a high tea with beautiful bone china cups and plates, all very decadent.

Some lovely clothes and jewellery were modelled and I have to say, I saw some supermodels in the making.

The proceeds will be going to the hospital to provide an upgrade to the TV system and the televisions.

The Auxiliary have raised funds for all manner of equipment and are one of the Bay’s bands of everyday heroes.

Pauline Faucett, President of the Tomaree Auxiliary told News Of The Area, “I’d like to thank the ladies for helping to support us. It was a lovely day to buy new clothes, have lunch with friends and raise money for such a worthwhile cause.”

The next fundraising initiative will be the Christmas raffle in the Salamander shopping mall.

Tickets will be available from 8 November and the raffle will be drawn on the 24 November.

Prizes include a hamper, gifts, toys and a cake.

The Tomaree Auxiliary is also open to men if they wish to join.

They meet at 10am on the second Tuesday of each month, except January.



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