A special red carpet hair and fashion show held by Girls' Night Out raised almost $20,000 for cancer patients last week.RUTH CLAYTON February 6, 2013 4:37am
Guest speaker, Larissa Mackenzie speaks at the 'Midnight in Milan' themed Girls' Night Out on Friday.
Friday night’s Girls’ Night Out Midnight in Milan event raised almost $20,000 for Echuca Regional Health’s oncology department supportive care program.
About 450 women attended the red carpet hair and fashion show held at Moama Bowling Club.
Committee member Leonie Canham described the atmosphere on the night as electric.
‘‘It was incredibly overwhelming for us as a committee to see the women of Echuca-Moama and district come out in such huge numbers to support our cause,’’ Mrs Canham said.
‘‘And to raise almost $20,000 in a single night is testament to what the power of women can achieve.’’
Mrs Canham said since holding the first GNO event five years ago, it had taken on a life of its own.
‘‘Since 2008, Girls’ Night Out has raised an amazing $134,000, and our partners in crime the Boys’ Night Out have raised a further $32,000,’’ she said.
The redevelopment of Shepparton Library, which will feature accessible shelving, a teen-specific area, a Skype booth and internet-enabled work stations, will be completed in the next two months.
The Ovens & Murray qualifying final between Yarrawonga and Lavington on Saturday left spectators talking more about the standard of umpiring than the two competing teams.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
The Kiss Angels, 50 Shades of Hope team have come up with a creative way of fundraising for the Relay for Life, a purple potty.
District hotels and businesses may change rosters with penalty rates for casual employees on Sundays set to be cut.
Students visit local businesses for reading lessons
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A truck driver is lucky to be alive after crashing into a Jerilderie home yesterday morning.
Chef and co-owner of Heathcote’s Willow Room Brent Loam is thrilled with the listing in the 2015 Age Good Food Guide
Cobram kids learn about health with hospital as state-wide obesity campaign is launched.
Murray Irrigation to search for new boss after Anthony Couroupis finishes with the company.
A few anxious customers were outside the closed gates of the failed Bee-Jay Machinery business on Goulburn Valley Hwy in Shepparton on Tuesday morning, wondering what would become of deposits they had paid for tractors and other machinery.
A sophisticated hydroponic cannabis system was discovered by police at the Victoria Hotel last week.
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