Thursday, October 26, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Get your best black and white outfits ready, because the coveted Zonta Club of the Whitsundays annual Derby Day is back, and ready to make sure your Melbourne Cup weekend is perfect.
And thanks to local businesses, there are bigger and better prizes on offer at the event this year.
Don’t miss the luxury holiday package to Hamilton Island, or a night’s stay on Daydream Island, in one of the pristine ocean view rooms.
“We have about $20,000 in just prizes alone!” explained Pam Harrison, a member of the local Whitsunday Zonta Club.
“From Port Douglas holidays to a dinner at Fish D’vine, beauty prize packs, and great sheet sets, there are so many opportunities to win.”
Pam has been instrumental is gathering and organising the vast number of prizes and fundraising efforts for the day.
“I’m pretty good at it, and I just know a lot of people. I’ve been fundraising for years, and our Zonta Derby Day is one of our major fundraising days of the year,” she explained.
“We usually are able to raise about $20,000 from the event, and we put it towards our women and girls’ scholarships and other advocacy projects that we do in the region.”
Now, using a quote from the Zonta ladies:
“Move your bloomin’ arse and get your ticket today!”
WHAT: Zonta Club of Whitsundays Derby Day
WHERE: La Tabella
WHEN: Saturday, November 4, from 11.30am
Wear your best black and white outfit, for a great day of fun! Photo supplied