About 200 people packed into the Deniliquin Town Hall for the 'wooliwooli 2014' fashion show on Friday night, raising $6400 for the Deniliquin Hospital.May 20, 2014 3:50am
Ushers wearing woolliwoolli garments at the Naponda Hospital Auxiliary fashion show fundraiser on Friday night – Eliza Conallin, Rachael Wishart and Chloe Charlton.
Friday night’s ‘woolliwoolli 2014’ fashion show raised a record $6400 for the Deniliquin Hospital, topping last year’s total of $5000.
The third annual Naponda Hospital Auxiliary charity catwalk saw about 200 people pack into the Deniliquin Town Hall.
Naponda Auxiliary president Pam Ellerman said the show had ‘‘such a great response’’.
‘‘We’ve had fabulous feedback, with people saying it’s the best one yet,’’ she said.
‘‘It was great to showcase local produce – wool, wines from Restdown and with the models being local too.
‘‘Jo does a great job and really knows how to sell her product.’’
Eight local models paraded designs from the woolliwoolli label of Deniliquin designer Jo Nathan.
The 2014 collection features an array of knitted garments including sweaters, cardigans, skirts, dresses, scarves and hats.
Mrs Nathan said she was ‘‘absolutely thrilled with how the evening went’’.
‘‘The turnout was amazing with close to 200 guests,’’ she said.
‘‘The town hall looked amazing with the lighting installed by Matt Kylie and Michael Ladson and the models were stunning with their runway look which was created by the talented girls at Hair Desir and Nicole Cavallaro from Beauty by Desir.
‘‘They also carried themselves with a very professional attitude, something I have watched develop over the last few years while working with these girls, so I was very proud of how they performed.
‘‘It was really great to see that the guests had made such an effort to dress up and enjoy a night of fashion in Deniliquin while also raising funds for the Deniliquin Hospital.
‘‘The Naponda Hospital Auxiliary again did an amazing job with the catering and general organisation of the event. I am very grateful to everyone who came along as well as those who generously donated their skills, services and products to make the show happen.
‘‘It was a real community effort, proving that when people cooperate and work together amazing things are possible.’’
The new collection will be available to purchase via the website www.woolliwoolli.com within the next few weeks.
Mrs Nathan encourages anyone interested in the designs to make an appointment and see the collection first hand.
‘‘One of the benefits of living here in Deni, locals have access to the woolliwoolli collection before the rest of the world,’’ she said.
The fashion show was supported by Deniliquin Council and Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia.
Shepparton Art Museum director Kirsten Paisley has resigned to take up a plum role at the as deputy director of the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.
Police are calling on the community for information in relation to two burglaries which occurred around 1am last Saturday.
Tatura Community House held its annual High Tea fundraiser at the facility on Tuesday, with a full-house present to enjoy a sumptuous morning tea, good conversation and relaxing time together.
You would think a 20-goal hammering of Mathoura by Picola league leaders Strathmerton at the Bulldogs’ kennel would leave coach Mick McInnes frustrated in the extreme.
With the footballers dressed in their (mostly) pressed suits and the netballers in stunning gowns, the Elmore Football and Netball club looked set for a good time.
Friday night draw at Bluebrick
Nagambie Healthcare wants the wider community to use its gardens.
A beauty pamper day has raised a whopping $18k to assist local lady Terri Bevan with her ongoing medical costs associated with her brain tumour
Hundreds of district part-pensioners could lose out as a result of the Federal Government’s unfair pension cuts.
Kinder kids in Cobram learn about dental health.
An exciting three-hole playoff saw Virginia Lange take a narrow win in the Deniliquin Ladies Golf Championship last Thursday.
The Victorian Winter Fair will be held in Bendigo on July 1 and 2.
Free legal services for people in Benalla are at risk with cuts to federal funding likely to have an impact on service provision, a legal service says.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.