The Endeavour Room at ClubMulwala was awash with colour for the Relay For Life High Tea and Fashion Parade on Thursday, October 12.
The event was hosted by the Sun Country Yarrawonga Mulwala Relay For Life to raise money for the Yarrawonga relay on October 28 and 29 at JC Lowe Oval.
ClubMulwala provided the high tea with quiches, scones, cakes, tea, coffee and wine consumed swiftly by the ladies in attendance while Katies clothing Shepparton provided outfits for those women who were brave enough to model them on the runway as well as for all guests of the event to try on and buy.
Guests were very happy being able to see the new range of clothing Katies now has and many said they would pop into the Shepparton store over the weekend to check out the full range.
A bonus for shoppers was the $20 discount they received as a thank you for attending the event and Katies staff who were there on the day selling their items said after the discount was deducted the fashion parade raised more than $500.
Giveaways of two nights accommodation for two at ClubMulwala, a $100 Essenza day spa voucher, one night accommodation for two at ClubMulwala and four Katies necklaces were won by happy guests on the day.
Sun Country Yarrawonga Mulwala Relay For Life organiser Diane Tregoning said there were a number of the Yarrawonga teams who are still in the process of fundraising themselves in attendance at the high tea and the event had raised a good amount of money.
“We have raised about $550 in the raffles alone and with us getting around 100 people here we have raised close to $4000,” she said.
Diane also said the relay itself was going to be a fantastic day and she was proud of the amount of work the teams had done to raise money for the event.
“Preparations for the relay are going great but more teams could sign up and we would love to see more people involved,” Diane said.
“The goal for the event is now $50,000 after it was dropped from $90,000 as we only had 3 months preparation.
“However, we think we are about to go over the $30,000 mark once our banking is done from this event and other fundraisers that have happened over the past week.
“Teams are still fundraising before the actual relay next weekend so we still have some more donations to come but I am so proud of all the groups and all the organising they are going to for the event.”
Cobram will take over the baton and begin fundraising in November for the 2018 event and leader Brenda Alexander was at the High Tea and Fashion Parade with some of her relay groups from Cobram including the Oasis Movers and Shakers.
In the last few weeks three year nine teams from Yarrawonga College P-12 have joined the event after the death of classmate and friend Lilly Toms who lost her battle with leukemia.
Lilly’s best friend Hayley Bigger and two additional groups of year nine students started teams in tribute to Lilly in the hopes of raising much needed funds for the Relay For Life.
The Yarrawonga Mulwala event will boast 19 teams with more than 200 people relaying throughout the 18 hours the event is being held.
For more information on the event or to join the Sun Country (Yarrawonga-Mulwala) Relay For Life event, please visit relayforlife.org.au or phone 1300 65 65 85 and keep up to date up with the latest news on the Facebook page ‘Sun Country Relay for Life hosted by Yarrawonga-Mulwala’.