Women in the Eurobodalla will be kicking up their heels at the Broulee Surfers Surf Lifesaving Club on International Women’s Day on Wednesday March 8th and donating items from their wardrobes during an evening of celebration and fundraising
The event ‘Aiding Women and Girls on Nauru’ features a clothes sale and auction, and offers much needed assistance to women and girls in offshore detention, with a hoot of a night on offer for local women on their international day.
The hilarious comedian Vicki Habberly - now locally based - will preside over the evening’s events. Women are asked to bring their friends, their generosity, a clothing donation, and their laughter.
“We’ve had such a great and positive response already through our beautiful region.” says event organizer Barb Lewis .
“Some stunning bargains are up for grabs: designer heels, jewelry, dresses, new and pre-loved accessories, yoga leggings, and even a kaftan.” said Ms Lewis. “We will sell items on the night and also have some fun with a mini-auction. ”
Those attending are asked to bring a plate of finger food to share and an item of new or pre-loved clothing, shoes or accessories to donate.
“Impromptu cat walking is also encouraged amongst any bold attendees, with music, skits and celebration throughout the lively lineup. IWD is a perfect day for us local women to get together and celebrate with some fun. It’s also a perfect day to help women just like us. “
Ms. Lewis said that she had become increasingly concerned by the conditions that women and girls were facing in offshore detention. Many other women she spoke to, were looking for a way to pitch in and help.
“ ‘How can we help?’ is what I hear others asking.”
“Women and girls on Nauru are facing an uncertain and terrible time. Their safety, the state of their health, and their emotional wellbeing is deeply worrying. They are also lacking the basic care items and medical support that many of us take as given. Their detention continues to be grueling and indefinite.” said Ms Lewis.
“ We are going to use our wonderful brand of local generosity, our donations and our great community vibe to let the women and girls on Nauru know that we care.” she said.
“We’re also gearing up to laugh our cheek bones off, ably assisted by the wonderful Vicki Habberly.”
Those attending are asked to bring a plate of finger food to share, an item of clothing (new or pre-loved ) which will be sold or auctioned on the night. Entry is $5.
All proceeds go directly to the registered charity ‘Gifts for Manus and Nauru’ to purchase women’s items, and to parcel them up and deliver them safely to Nauru.
This year’s International Women’s Day theme is #BeBoldForChange
IWD Celebration ‘Aiding Women and Girls on Nauru’ March 8th 7.30pm @ Broulee Surfers Surf Lifesaving Club