Last November over 100 locals and visitors flocked to The Dirran Pub to join the Melbourne Cup Luncheon hosted by the Dirranbandi Hospital Auxiliary. A fabulous lunch, champagne, prizes, fashion parade, laughter and fun flowed to create a wonderful party atmosphere.
The Fashion on the Field Judges (Lisa Mulholland & Cheryl Spackman) had the arduous task of selecting contenders for the various categories and a winner from each. Among these were Patti Twidale (Winner of Best Classic Female Racewear) and Andrea Crothers (Winner of Best Female Modern Racewear) for which the prizes included return flights from St George to Brisbane. Many thanks must go to our major sponsor Skytrans for their ongoing support each year.
The Auxiliary Auction reached an all time record with Auctioneer Steve Burnett taking the total to $10500. The lucky buyers of the winning horse (Ed Kennedy & Martin Sullivan) went away extremely happy and cashed up.
The Committee extend their thanks to the many supporters – the day successfully raised approximately $4000. Funds raised by the Auxiliary are used to purchase equipment for the comfort of patients & their relatives and the staff. Funds have also been used to establish the Hospital Memorial Rose Garden. A beautiful arrangement of roses from the hospital garden created by Michele Hadenfeldt brought a touch of Flemington to the Dirran Pub.
L to R: Tom Perkins (Dapper Tie); Patti Twidale (Winner of Skytrans Ticket for Best Classic Female Racewear); Andrea Crothers (Winner of Skytrans Ticket for Best Female Modern Racewear); Donna Stewart (Best Fascinator); Karen Mason (Best Hat); Sam Stewart (Most Creative Outfit); Karena Purcell & Ben Wilson (Best Dressed Couple)