White Ribbon fundraiser exceeds $6000 target

The White Ribbon clothing sale held its most successful event ever this year. Photo: Supplied.
The White Ribbon clothing sale held its most successful event ever this year. Photo: Supplied.

In its most successful fundraiser ever, the White Ribbon clothing sale raised more than $6000 in its latest event, superseding its 2016 total by $1000. 

Over two days – Saturday, November 25 and Friday, December 1 – the pre-loved designer goods sale was held at the Henrietta Rose Room on Bendooley Street.

Second-hand designer homewares and clothing items from brands including Armani, Oroton, Dolce and Gabana, Stella McCartney, Simona, and Lanvin were sold in a bid to raise funds for the White Ribbon Foundation, which promotes the elimination of violence against women. 

The first event was held on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, in support of women in the community suffering abuse. 

Event organiser Barbara Lawson said she was thrilled with the result. 

“We are very happy and excited about this amount… the result of hard work by a dedicated group of locals,” she said. 

“We’re now on a roll for 2019… where we feel bound to pass our goal from previous year.”