Pamper night works wonders
During the last twelve months, rural women in the district have shouldered the burden of the drought alongside their partners, leaving little time for the finer things in life. A pamper night organised in conjunction with the CWA Evening Branch was a welcome break for 120 local ladies who attended the Beauty, Bubbles and Bliss event at the Community Hall on Saturday night.
They were treated to champagne on arrival, gift bags containing some of life’s little luxuries, fabulous food and an array of massage techniques.
All this was free of charge with donations of beauty products and toys sent from Sydney by Drought Aid organiser Jaclyn Bold along with some donations from the local area. CWA Guyra Evening branch, led by Mary Hollingsworth, organised the catering with all food kindly donated.
Amazing gifts arrived thanks to Country Style Magazine and The Corner Store Yamba who donated clothing, with the ladies able to choose items to take home for a small donation. The gold coin donations went to ‘Cents for Sammy’, fundraising for a local family.
The DKNY bag kindly donated by Renee Maree Armidale was auctioned and a raffle was also run by the CWA Guyra Evening Branch.
Organisers would like to thank everyone who donated their time and services to ensure the night was a success. The beautiful bags were made by Robin, with Tarsha supplying a lolly bar and massage experts Emma, Tricia and Kylie donating their services.
Foot and hand massages were provided by Karen, Lois and Sarah who also donated their time with hairstyling courtesy of Rebecca from Hair Be Wear.
Special mention to Guyra Central School kids who made food and provided re-usable face wipes for the gift bags and Armidale Regional Council for waving hire charges for the hall.
Final thanks to the local men who served the drinks and provided the entertainment. It was so good to see many smiles and laughs!