The Variety Old Bags Lunch is a unique fundraising event which has been held in many regional towns over the last five years.
Each event combines fun and philanthropy and sees lovely lunchettes bring along their old handbags, which are donated to a local charity.
Guests will then have the opportunity to add a new bag to their collection, with some of the handbags containing extra special treats, such as pampering packages and even holidays.
The upcoming Gold Coast Variety Old Bags Lunch on Friday 14th of November, 2014 will help raise much needed funds for the Anthea Mari Family Appeal, providng financial assistance to a Gold Coast family who have recently endured very difficult circumstances
Here is an excerpt written by Anthea's family, describing the situation and how we can make a difference:
Anthea Mari, was a 34 year old mother to 4 children but in the early hours of 26 August 2014, her life came to a tragic end when she was murdered in her home in Norman Park, Brisbane.
Anthea, who was an advocate for women and children subjected to domestic violence, was that night robbed of her life, her hopes, her dreams and more importantly, being a mother to her children.
The lives of Anthea's children's have been forever changed, in particular the 2 daughters who lived with Anthea, who now not only have to deal with the loss of their mother under such circumstances, but they also have to face the challenges which comes with starting a new life. New schools, friends, sporting clubs and a new way of life are just a few of the changes which the children need to learn to adjust.
Anthea's extended family and friends, including Anthea's brother and his family, have all rallied around them to provide as much support and assistance as possible.
It is hoped that the Anthea Mari Family Appeal will raise sufficient funds to assist the family in caring and providing an adequate life for the 2 girls. The funds will solely be dedicated to their care and ongoing expenses such as school fees, clothing, sports, medical expenses etc., through a trust fund in the name of the appeal.
Please support this iconic event so we can assist this local family in need.
The Variety Old Bags Lunch will be held at the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa from 11am for an 11:30am start and throughout the morning and afternoon, guests will enjoy a 2 course lunch, accompanied by selected wines.
Bookings are essential: the all inclusive price is $85 per person.
To make a booking, please visit TryBooking or contact 0407 783 332.
For more information on this event, please visit www.variety.org.au/goldcoastoldbags