Bubbly Charity Oaks Day luncheon raises $17,500

Roses and 200 dresses brought colour to a women’s event that raised $17,500 for two Border causes.

The ninth annual Bubbly Charity Oaks Day luncheon, held at the Albury Club on Thursday, raised money for a limb and muscle cycling machine to assist the rehabilitation of injured sportsman Nick Dempsey. A donation will also be made to pet haven Dunroamin for the travel costs associated with rescuing animals.

Bubbly Charity president Susan White said the luncheon went well in the Albury Club’s rose garden.

“Absolutely beautiful weather and we chose to have not much colour, we did white table cloths, white chairs and white orchids because when the women came, they were all in colour,” she said.

Bubbly Charity began in 2008 when eight Border women got together over a glass of bubbles with the aim of raising money for those in need in the area. The luncheon included an auction and a fashions on the field.

“The girls nominated someone to represent their table in fashions and they loved it,” Mrs White said.