Last week I had the job of covering the Weengallon Pink Ladies Day. It was the first time I had ever been to this Fundraising event.
What started as only 80 ladies and a handful retailers in a Country Hall in the middle of nowhere, has now blown out to be one of the most popular events on our local calendar. To give you an idea, my ticket number was 522.
Women came from near and far, all wearing something pink in support of Breast Cancer.
We had beautiful food, raffles and champagne flowing all day.
The guest speaker this year was Amanda Ghirardello. Amanda was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer at the age of 25, on her remission she decided to climb to the base camp of Mt Everest. Amanda shared her story. I sat opposite Amanda’s best friend and her parents. I cannot say how moved I was by her talk. We were all reminded of how lucky we are and how precious life is. Amanda is on the far right in the picture above, with ladies from the day.
Auctions of artworks, including this one of Barnaby Joyce’s. (Julia Gillard and co. on one side, Tony Abbot and co on the other!)
And here is Amanda and I. Aside from the serious note of the day, we all had a load of fun, met up with friends and all felt we were apart of something really special. The Weengallon Pink Ladies Day was one of the most wonderful and uplifting days I’ve have ever had.
Till next time. Nat