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MEMBERS of Wewak Street School’s Glee Club were the stars at yesterday’s 14th annual Albury Gold Cup charity lunch.
The enthusiastic youngsters performed catchy numbers as a thank-you to the hard-working committee and supporters.
The lunch raised $22,750, taking the total over 14 years to more than $220,000.
More than 180 women in stylish race wear, feathered fascinators and chic hats, enjoyed a gourmet lunch and a glass of bubbles.
Chairwoman, Sue O’Connell said the committee was most grateful to the businesses that supported the lunch.
“We are always overwhelmed by the generosity of Border businesses and the community,” she said.
The funds have been used to buy modified bikes, a wheelchair swing, interactive whiteboards, iPads, a wheelchair- accessible bus, sensory garden with water feature and an independent living unit.
Principal Linda Cain said the school greatly appreciated the support.
“The funds have enabled us to buy many things to help make life easier for students,” she said.
Many women have attended every lunch and wouldn’t miss what has become an important date on the Border social calendar.
Sue Hickey, of Albury, said it was always a great day for a worthwhile cause.
For Sue Daly, of Wangaratta, it’s a chance to “frock up” and wear a hat.
“There’s a great party atmosphere – I wouldn’t miss it,” she said.