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Brighton Ladies Morning Tea Fundraiser for beyondblue

 

Brighton Ladies Morning Tea Fundraiser for beyondblue:  Photos by Clair White and Grace Sia.  Edited MiSociety.  24 March 2012

Brighton Ladies sip tea to support beyondblue
New Street Brighton was a destination of hope when media personality Stephanie Ryan-Smith and Lori-Rose McGinty of Miss World Australia hosted a ladies morning tea to raise awareness of depression and anxiety disorders for beyondblue.

Keri Tairoa, a prominent Melbourne business identity and Brighton resident generously gave up his home so that over thirty women could gather in the name of this very worthy cause.

Lara Shannon of Eco TV and Keep Australia Beautiful, Rita Butera director of Women’s Health Victoria and Jacinta Young of Light FM were among the many distinguished guests.  Sarah Rieglhuth, youngest board member of The Association of Financial Advisors and TV model Andi Lew were also present.

Dr Nicole Highet, deputy CEO of beyondblue was the honourable guest speaker. Dr Highet spoke eloquently, openly and effortlessly about the serious health topics of depression and anxiety that unfortunately still have a lot of negative stigmas surrounding them. The aim of this morning tea was to get women together in a comfortable environment where depression and anxiety could be discussed and learned about. Both these conditions effect a lot more people than one would assume, and people need to feel it is okay to speak up and seek support to get through depression and anxiety.

Classic High Tea were key sponsors providing scrumptious and beautifully presented catering valued at over $2,000. Holloway Diamonds and Anthea Crawford both donated pieces of $500 value each for a fundraising raffle that took place during the morning. Beni Creative played an integral role in the presentation of all communication materials surrounding this event.

Pompadour handmade soy candles and soaps, Scout Cosmetics and Beauty Mate also donated products for fun giveaways. Guests walked away with VIP gift bags containing vital information about beyondblue and goodies from Scwartzkopf.

SRS Productions PR interns Clair White, Amy Lui and Priscilla Truong volunteered to assist the running of the day and are thanked for doing such a fabulous job. Everybody involved in this event gave up their time and donated services and products to make this day possible.

About beyondblue
beyondblue is the national depression and anxiety initiative.  If you would like to find out more information on beyondblue and the valuable work this organisation is doing within the community,  please visit their website www.beyondblue.org.au

Red Carpet photos, VIP photos and social photos;  all photographic images are ©copyright MiSociety 2012 and may not be reproduced without permission – We only publish a selection from the many we have from each event.  How to purchase high resolution photos

Nicole Tomazic-Spanger of Pompadour Soy Candles and Soaps with Lara Shannon - Brighton Ladies Morning Tea Fundraiser for beyondblue

Nicole Tomazic-Spanger of Pompadour Soy Candles and Soaps with Lara Shannon

Brighton Ladies Morning Tea Fundraiser for beyondblue

Media personalities Stephanie Ryan-Smith and Lara Shannon with beyondblue deptuty CEO Dr Nicole Highett and Lori-Rose McGinty - Brighton Ladies Morning Tea Fundraiser for beyondblue

Media personalities Stephanie Ryan-Smith and Lara Shannon with beyondblue deptuty CEO Dr Nicole Highett and Lori-Rose McGinty

Brighton Ladies Morning Tea Fundraiser for beyondblue

Michelle Piroska, Helen Reizer, Clair White, Nicole Tomazic-Spanger, Andi Lew, and Helen Spear - Brighton Ladies Morning Tea Fundraiser for beyondblue

Michelle Piroska, Helen Reizer, Clair White, Nicole Tomazic-Spanger, Andi Lew, and Helen Spear

Brighton Ladies Morning Tea Fundraiser for beyondblue

Laura Roberts and Light FM's Jacinta Young - beyondblue benefits from Brighton Ladies Morning Tea

Laura Roberts and Light FM's Jacinta Young

beyondblue benefits from Brighton Ladies Morning Tea

Kendall Munns, Stephanie Crawford and Stephanie Ryan-Smith - beyondblue benefits from Brighton Ladies Morning Tea

Kendall Munns, Stephanie Crawford and Stephanie Ryan-Smith

beyondblue benefits from Brighton Ladies Morning Tea

Bronwyn Simmonds of Beni Creative, Stephanie Crawford, Alexandra Smith - beyondblue benefits from Brighton Ladies Morning Tea

Bronwyn Simmonds of Beni Creative, Stephanie Crawford, Alexandra Smith

beyondblue benefits from Brighton Ladies Morning Tea

Sarah Riegelhuth and Grace Sia - Brighton Ladies Morning Tea Fundraiser for beyondblue

Sarah Riegelhuth and Grace Sia

Brighton Ladies Morning Tea Fundraiser for beyondblue

Rebecca Field, Stephanie Ryan-Smith and Sarah Anesbury - Brighton Ladies Morning Tea Fundraiser for beyondblue

Rebecca Field, Stephanie Ryan-Smith and Sarah Anesbury

Brighton Ladies Morning Tea Fundraiser for beyondblue

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