Almost $2000 was raised for Gunnedah District Hospital at the Hospital Auxiliary Fashion Parade on Saturday.
Brendan Mirow escorts Julie Smee in the fashion parade. Photo: Milah Photography.
The event was held in Gunnedah Town Hall with a new interactive set-up of round tables, allowing the audience to get a closer look at the winter clothes being modelled while enjoying afternoon tea.
Gunnedah United Hospital Auxiliary (UHA) secretary-treasurer Lesley Croft said 117 people attended the parade from Narrabri, Coonabarabran, Tamworth and Gunnedah.
“We had a lot of pre-bookings this year,” she said.
“Feedback has been quite good.”
The parade was the result of a long-term partnership between Just Country and the Gunnedah branch of the UHA and raised funds for a bariatric bed which costs about $4000.
“We’ve had six IV poles that have arrived that’s been paid for in the past couple of months. This money will go toward getting another bariatric examination couch,” Mrs Croft said. “They’re for people above average height and weight.”
Julia Withers won first prize in the raffle, taking home a Sheridan towel set, and Judy Gardner came second, winning a makeup kit. The lucky door prize of body products was won by Sue Ebbage.
Just Country owner Tracie Finlay said the fashion parade was “fabulous”.
“It was just beyond expectations is the first thing that comes to my mind,” she said.
“We actually had a sell-out parade. It was actually the biggest parade we’ve had. It was wonderful.”
Mrs Finlay said she hoped to hold another fashion parade for the hospital in spring.
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