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Fashion – food and fun raises funds for Cancer Support

Eighty women (yes, only women) had puchased their tickets for a fashion parade, dining and general fun and frivolity last Sunday afternoon, 3.00-6.00pm; all held at Basker Restaurant and Bar on The Waterways.

It was organised by Vickie Flynn and Mary Ray of Whitianga’s Stilo Design and Stilo Hair & Co. along with Daisy Calder, Chef and Manager of Basker. They were assisted by all their staff, plus a full hospitality team at Basker.

There was lots of glamour – women of all ages and styles came in their gorgeousness. One ninety-year-old was seated right near the front of the action. It was a beautiful setting and the fashion parade took place among the guests seated rather than a catwalk.

The menu was classy, tasty, delicious and bountiful. Everyone received a goodies bag on arrival and there were spot prizes and raffles with many winners during the night. The programme was ably led by our MC, Rekha Giri- Percival.

The parade of current season fashion was from the clothing of Stilo Design; the hair styles were the work of the staff at Stilo Hair and Alyce Flynn was the master of all the make-up. The fashion models were the team from Stilo Design and Stilo Hair plus some elegant extras recruited by Vicky Flynn.

The models were impressive and professional in appearance, style and elegance. “It is not easy to walk the fashion plank in front of your local friends and colleagues. However, they smashed it,” says Vickie Flynn, owner of Stilo Design.

The beat of the music, a suitable supply of bubbles and cocktails, sumptuous servings of food, plus good will in all directions made it a very successful night. Daisy Calder and her magnificent team in the kitchen and front of house were outstanding.

“It was great seeing so much support, “says Vickie. “We sold out in a week, so make sure you get in early for our next one.”

There was one table fully booked by the volunteers who enable the work of the Mercury Bay Cancer Support Trust. All the profits from the night were for this Trust to support its work.

This Trust provides the resources to enable local cancer patients to remain in their homes. The Trust has the vehicle to carry all the equipment needed and along with that comes the best people who work to make the lives of cancer sufferers as good as it can possibly be right here in Mercury Bay. Well done everyone!

And next week we will acknowledge the sponsors and publish the amount made for Mercury Bay Cancer Support Trust.