They say it takes a village to raise a child but it takes an even wider arm of community support to help raise up its very special citizens.
That’s what Aspire board director Lizzie Pogson will celebrate on Thursday at the 10th anniversary of the Aspire Oaks Day Luncheon at Albury Racing Club.
More than 125 guests will frolic in their finery for a wonderfully worthy cause.
The luncheon is the major fundraiser for Aspire’s community grants scheme, which supports people with disabilities reach goals and live a more fulfilling life.
“Everyone who attends has the satisfaction of knowing they are helping to change lives,” Mrs Pogson said.
The 2018 luncheon will include guest speaker Katrina Redcliffe, who will explain how her son and his football team benefitted from one of the community grants.
Among the highlights will be an appearance by JD Smith (one of The Ten Tenors) and a special performance by Aspire clients.
They will turn back time with a quirky fashion parade sourced from the organisation’s Mate Street op shop and a last-minute surprise, according to Mrs Pogson.
Melbourne fashion matriarch Leanne Whitehouse and designer Charlie Brown will also be on hand to judge fashions in the marquee with plenty of prizes promised on the day.
Last-minute tickets may still be available for the luncheon – contact Lizzie Pogson on 0407 263 361.