Mums’ day out
By Kate McGrath Burgess
The mums of New Farm State School are getting their best Spring fascinators and high heels ready for the annual Hats and Heels fundraising event.
P&C organisers and treasurer Belinda Hill said it was a great way for the ladies to get together without the rush and interruptions of school gate catch-ups.
“It is just a social event for the mums to have a couple of hours of fun while doing something good for the school,” she said.
This year marks the fourth anniversary of Hats and Heels, with Ms Hill saying it continued to grow in popularity.
Money raised on the day will be used to upgrade the school’s playground equipment and replace surrounding rubber matting.
“I like the fun of it all, the buzz of raising money, then seeing that money get spent at the school and the children benefitting from it,” Ms Hill said.
Hats and Heels will be held at Bucci on James Street on October 19, where owners and New Farm State School parents Tanya and Shaun Malone have created a special menu for the afternoon.
Tickets for the event are sold out but committee member Justine Khoury said corporate sponsorship opportunities are still available.
“Some amazing local businesses have already come on board and have been very generous,” she said.
“It’s a cause that’s close to our hearts.”