Treat your Mum while helping children

Verona Sladen, granddaughter of Rosalie Cronin, Jen Gardner and her granddaughter Taina Francis enjoying high tea in the garden. Jen is a CMRI member who will be a model in the fashion parade.

With their 60th anniversary under their belt, the hardworking members of CMRI Gerringong are not sitting on their laurels of having raised $2.25 million for the Children’s Medical Research Institute.

Their next big fundraiser will be their traditional  Mother’s Day weekend High Tea and Fashion Parade.

“The fashion parade will showcase fashions from Bombo Clothing, Beyond the Beach and Natural Necessity,” says Committee member Lorraine Peade.

“CMRI members will again be models for the event, which is always lots of fun.

“The range of fashions will appeal to all age groups.”

The ticket price includes a glass of bubbly, and a delicious assortment of sweet and savoury treats made by CMRI members.

“As well as great food and entertainment, there will be a multi-draw raffle for prizes donated by our very supportive local business community,” says Lorraine.

“What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than an enjoyable afternoon out with your mother, grandmother, friends and family, while helping at the same time raising money for medical research?

“This research is the key to finding cures for childhood diseases ranging from cancer to genetic eye disease, epilepsy and  cleft palate.”

Apart from accidents, the leading cause of death in children under 4 is birth defects and genetic disease. For ages 4 to 14 it is cancer.

Details: Saturday 11 May, Gerringong Town Hall, 2-4pm.   Tickets are $30 from Cronin’s Liquor, Blackwood St, Gerringong

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