Friday October 9, Light up a Life lunch for the Tweed Palliative Support service, Kingscliff.
Friday October 9, Light up a Life lunch for the Tweed Palliative Support service, Kingscliff. Alina Rylko

GALLERY: Bright turn out for palliative care lunch

IT WAS a fullhouse of 200, for the Light up a Life lunch at Kingscliff on Friday October 9, 2015.

National project manager Liza Nagy said the event was sold out, with people on a waiting list for the fashion parade hosted by Natalie Gruzlewski, at Salt Bistro.

The TV personality is an ambassador for the Tweed Palliative Support (TPS) charity who gave her mother care before she passed away in 2007.

 

Renae Stevenson, Monica Parkinson, Justine Costello, Janey Grace and Zoe Grace-Marzin are supporters of the palliative care services on the Tweed.
Renae Stevenson, Monica Parkinson, Justine Costello, Janey Grace and Zoe Grace-Marzin are supporters of the palliative care services on the Tweed. Alina Rylko

"I'm thrilled at the turn-out today," Ms Gruzlewski said.

Palliative care is such an important cause and the service Tweed Palliative Support and Wedgetail Retreat provide for the community is so important," she said.

TPS president Meredith Dennis said volume of patrons to the fashion show and auction highlighted the community's awareness of the need for quality end-of-life care.

 

Models Margaret Stevenson, Kay Newman, Jorja McLeod and Amy Partridge before they hit the runway in a fashion parade, to promote fashion businesses sponsoring the event. Margaret and Kay are volunteers with Tweed Palliative Support, while Jorja and Amy have fundraised for the charity during their Tweed Valley Banana Festival Queen campaigns.
Models Margaret Stevenson, Kay Newman, Jorja McLeod and Amy Partridge before they hit the runway in a fashion parade, to promote fashion businesses sponsoring the event. Margaret and Kay are volunteers with Tweed Palliative Support, while Jorja and Amy have fundraised for the charity during their Tweed Valley Banana Festival Queen campaigns. Alina Rylko

 

Jorja McLeod is on the runway.
Jorja McLeod is on the runway. dd

The Tweed Daily News had supported the event through the Hospice Appeal campaign, which aims to raise $500,000 needed for nursing wages at the TPS Wedgetail Retreat and Hospice in Dulguigun.

MORE INFORMATION ON THE APPEAL HERE

 

The Tweed Palliative Support and Wedgetail Retreat fundraiser was a success.
The Tweed Palliative Support and Wedgetail Retreat fundraiser was a success. Alina Rylko


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