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Variety Toy Bank's 'Jewels of Fashion' luncheon a joy and success

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There were more Perth socialites at Variety Toy Bank’s ‘Jewels of Fashion’ luncheon than you could poke a Pokemon game at. All dressed to the nines. All very generous with their donations of toys and dollars to a good cause.

The main guest speaker at the event was 2015 Australian of the Year, Rosie Batty, who drew from her own experience to help put domestic violence on the social agenda. Two years ago, Rosie tragically lost her son, 11-year-old Luke Batty to the hands of his violent father and since then she has vowed to making a difference in supporting women and children affected by trauma of domestic violence with the Luke Batty Foundation.

Variety Toy Bank ‘Jewels of Fashion’ luncheon, presented by Linneys, is one of these fund-raising events, featuring special guests, this year seeing Cameron Daddo keeping the ladies satisfied. Guests also enjoyed a great fashion show and got to take part in a silent auction, again raising much-needed funds for a good cause.

In 2015, over $45,000 worth of toys were donated at Toy bank events, providing joy and comfort to 5,000 WA children in need.  Antonino Tati

 

To be kept in the loop of Variety events throughout the year, visit their website variety.org.au.

 

Cameron Daddo, Ines Ledger

Cameron Daddo, Ines Ledger

 

Judy Paioff (Variety Toy Bank Chair), Michael Pailthorpe, Her Excellency Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of Western Australia, Rosie Batty

Judy Paioff (Variety Toy Bank Chair), Michael Pailthorpe, Her Excellency Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of Western Australia, Rosie Batty

 

Lias Doust, Lesley Beale, Alison Di-Lallo

Lias Doust, Lesley Beale, Alison Di-Lallo

 

Rosie Batty, Michael Pailthorpe (Variety WA CEO)

Rosie Batty, Michael Pailthorpe (Variety WA CEO)

 

 

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