On Saturday the 6th of April; 104 Ladies attended a Ladies High Tea at the Merredin Recreation and Leisure Centre. Organised by a sub-committee of the St Mary’s School P & F. This event was held at the Merredin Recreation and Leisure Centre.
Guests had the pleasure of listening to two amazing speakers in Robina Crook and Fleur McDonald.
Robina Crook grew up on a farm in Warralakin and spoke to us of her journey of her breast cancer diagnoses and surrogacy journey to become a mother. This was a truly inspirational story which saw a few tears being shared.
Fleur McDonald author from Esperance spoke to us about her children, farming and being an author. Determination and hard work has certainly paid off for Fleur with the release of her new book “Without a Doubt”, being released on Monday the 1st of April, guests were able to purchase this book along with all of her other books including two children’s books. Fleur has also launched a a not-for-profit organization https://www.breakingthesilence.com.au/ to support victims of domestic violence in remote Australia.
We were lucky enough to have Melinda Carr as our “Master of Ceremonies”. All of our guest’s enjoyed a scrumptious High Tea catered by Hayley Billing from Wheatbelt events and catering. Guests were able to taste test a variety of Teas from Tea Wisdom - thank you Klman for making the journey to Merredin. Karen Slater from the Merredin Camera Club volunteered her time to be our “official photographer” of the event.
Thank you to the staff at the Merredin Recreation Centre for accommodating our needs for this event.
These events can not be successful without the support of our local businesses. We would like to take this opportunity to THANK: Shelley & Jodie at the Merredin Gumtree Hotel for providing Fleur’s accommodation. Ross’s Diesel Service, Mia Davies, Chris & Sonya Barnett, Matt & Sam Barnett and IGA Merredin for your contributions.
Thank you to the Burracoppin & Bruce Rock Ladies Day Committees and the Merredin Camera Club for allowing us to borrow items that we required for the day.
Thank you also to Danielle Jacobson of Naturally You Beauty and Skin Care, Estelle Madaffari of Trapeze Nutrition - Gold Foods, Kat White of Youngevity, Lyndsay Clement from Enjo, Kate Downsborough from Neka for the donation of the door prizes and to Marie Bartlett of Tupperware for your gifts for all of the guests.
This event would not have been made possible without the tireless effort of the Ladies High Tea committee. The committee meeting at the end of August last year and have all put in many hours of hard work to make the event successful.
So thank you to Amanda Swartz, Erika Muniz, Tash Crees, Skye Olcorn, Narelle Millington, Lauren Franklin and Marie Bartlett for your efforts.
Lastly thank you to the Merredin community for attending and making it such a successful event.