Jess Eddy applies some makeup to the youngest of the Fashion Parade’s models Lilly Hakansson. J294212

THE inaugural ‘Frock up for Spring Carnival Fashion Parade’ at the Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club on Sunday is being hailed a success by the event organisers. More than 100 people attended the fun filled event which raised money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Organiser of the event Janette Swainston said she was thrilled by the response. “So far we have raised about $3282 for breast cancer,” Janette said. “It was our first event and we had a few teething problems but we know how to do it better for next year. “There were 100 people which was really good. Everyone had a great time, it was a great event. “Everyone enjoyed it, everyone participated and I think we handled it quite well.” The event included guest speakers who spoke about their breast cancer experience. They were also among the models. “Quite a few of our models are cancer survivors and they had a good time,” Janette said. “Some of them had some speeches and it got a little emotional, but that’s what it was all about – to raise awareness of breast cancer and making the women aware that we are not all safe. “One in nine women gets breast cancer. There were already nine women in that room that had had breast cancer.” The fashion parade included plenty of highlights and a number of laughs from the enthusiastic models. The clothes from the parade all came from La Bella Home Collections and Elizabeth Lee. Janette said she wished to acknowledge and thank the host Maureen Alford and her husband Leigh Owens who did a power of work including the music, her staff, the models and all the sponsors which included the Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club, Cardell Accountants, NAB Bank Wonthaggi, Stockdale & Leggo, Bass Coast Refrigeration and Air Conditioning and the Sentinel-Times.