Lions Ladies Night guest Claudia Harry enjoyed the private shopping experience while supporting the Share the Dignity fundraiser.
The Margaret River Lions Club recently hosted their annual Ladies Night event at the shed earlier this month, raising more than $2,000 towards the Share the Dignity charity.
Share the Dignity aims to provide essential support to women suffering homelessness and to victims of domestic violence, with the primary initiative to provide bags filled with new hygiene and sanitary products – shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, pads or tampons.
According to the Lions Grant Hewett, the club has supported the project through the exclusive ladies nights.
“[The evening] provides an opportunity for local ladies to share fellowship, discuss common issues, enjoy a light supper and, of course, take the opportunity to do a little shopping,” he said. “Guests are treated to private access to the extensive range of goods available in the shed at bargain prices.
This years event was attended by 69 guests and raised just over $2,000.
As a result, the Lions Club will be donating $1,500 back to the Share the Dignity project and a further $500 will go towards the purchase of special diet formulas for native animals managed by local wildlife carer Linda Moyle.
Master of Ceremonies, Lion Kaye Exell thanked sponsors Cape Lodge, Brookwood Estate, Yahava Koffeeworks, IGA, Cullens Wines, 34 Degrees Seafood, Basildene Manor and Priceline Chemists for their generous donation of door and raffle prizes.
The Share the Dignity project is continuing its efforts with a special event called #ITSINTHEBAG.
Running from 16th November to 2nd December, people are being encouraged to fill a handbag with a Christmas gift for women and girls in need and drop it off at a Bunnings Warehouse or Trade Centre. More details can be found at www.sharethedignity.com.au