Around 70 members joined us for the HBWN year-end celebration on Thursday 22 November as we toasted another successful year, at the stunning Little Fish Cafe & Restaurant, Port Macquarie.
The event was held in support of Australian charity 'Share the Dignity'. Attendees were asked to bring along a handbag filled with personal care items that would make a woman feel special, especially in a time of crisis. As is always the case, our members were very generous, with a record number of bags donated on the night. These donations will directly benefit local women in crisis and will go to local charities such as the Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Service women's refuge.
Event attendees were incredibly privileged to hear our special guest speaker's story. Jenna Bamborough-Lahey, Housing Manager from our local Domestic & Family Violence Specialist Service, helped us to truly understand how and why our donated bags will make a difference to local women in crisis this Christmas and just how much it does mean to these women in need. Our members were visibly very moved by Jenna's insightful words, and we truly appreciate her coming along to share her story with us.
The event was proudly sponsored by Donovan Oates Hannaford. Thank you to Hadyn and the team for your ongoing support of HBWN.
Thank you also to Angela and the team at Little Fish Cafe who catered the event and whose creations were as delicious as the venue was beautiful.
We would also like to say thank you to Kate Smead Photography for taking care of professional photography on the night.
Finally a big thank you to all of our valued HBWN Members, who continue to support the network and for making the time to come along.