Special guest speaker Vanessa Fowler with MC Shannon Stone
While the numbers were disappointing, the guests who attended the inaugural Ladies Day 2020 Rainbow Beach were rewarded with a day of food, fashion and fun as promised.
Feedback from the female volunteers and the ladies who attended, was they loved the International Women’s Day event and the opportunities that were offered for guests and they are looking forward to 2021.
One of the highlights of the day was the moving and inspiring talk by Chair of the Board of Directors of the Allison Baden Clay Foundation, Vanessa Fowler, whose sister was murdered by her husband.
Vanessa spoke on how we can help stop domestic violence at a local level and to change statements such as “why didn’t she leave” to “why did she have to”.
Vanessa has indicated she will return and bring her extended family as it was her first trip to Rainbow Beach and she loved the region.
The fashion parade by Jacinta Richmond was very professional with outstanding fashions from Sharka Bosakova, Judy Copley Couture, Billy J, 7th Wave Surf Rainbow Beach, Catherine Hunt Fibre Artist, ROBYNgraphs, Missy D, Cymbeline Art and Czarina,Luxury Resort Wear.
Local ladies…and one brave man, joining ten professional models on the catwalk, all holding their own and delighting the guests.
Huge thanks to the sponsors for the event: RB Sports Club, RB Community Centre, RBCT, Plantation Resort at Rainbow, RB Cooloola Coast Community News, Rainbow Getaway Apartments, Codie & Crew, Zoes Mobile Hair Services, RB Fruit, Cafe Jilarty and thanks to all the unpaid volunteers – it went smoothly because you were all outstanding!