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Spring luncheon blossoms for charity


The blossoms were in bloom and the sun was shining upon the Hills Committee’s Annual Springtime Luncheon held this week, complete with champagne and fashion parade.

It is the second time the committee has held the event, which attracted residents from across the Hills to enjoy lunch, watch a fashion parade by designer fashion store Studio Maura and milliner Neil Grigg.

Of course, the day was all about raising money for Children’s Medical Research Institute so there was plenty of raffles and both designers donated 20 per cent of sales on the day to the cause.

Hills Committee president Patti Payne said they were so grateful people had embraced the event, which is held at the beautiful Springfield House in Dural.

“We felt the Hills deserved to be called a fabulous place to be during Spring.’’

Children’s Medical Research Institute’s Head of Fundraising Andrew Kelly thanked the committee for their tireless work.

“The amazing thing I’ve learnt is that people want to be part of something bigger, they want to make a difference and that’s what you’re doing,’’ he said.

“We can’t do our work without you.’’