Melbourne Cup MS Lunch
Earlier this week, Orange local Hilary Britton, along with her sister, Pip Hogg and friend Sarah Mac Smith, hosted their annual Melbourne Cup Fundraising Lunch for MS Research at Lolli Redini’s.
Hilary herself was diagnosed with MS and 16 years ago was determined to fundraise for the horrid disease, years later the girls are still going strong with their annual fundraising Melbourne Cup day lunch.
Hilary explained, “Because I am really well with MS, I really wanted the money to go to research because, as yet, there isn’t a cure. There are treatments to slow the progression, though nothing to stop it. There is really amazing research being done at the moment around specific genes involved in MS, though researchers are saying- ‘it is really exciting, but there still is no cure.’
“Over the years we have raised around $78,000 for MS Research. It’s so important because MS research only gets about 2% of Government funding, and the rest is from fundraising.
“I was really reflecting this year and I just thought how lucky we are in Orange, our friends are just so supportive, but it’s also great because every year we seem to get a few different people and they continue to come back and they bring someone new with them. It’s always really successful, and everyone really dresses up, there’s hats and fascinators and everyone really gets into it which is fantastic.”
Best dressed, runner up best dressed, best hat/headpiece and a silent auction was held on the day.
“We are supported by amazing local businesses and friends who donate raffle prizes and lucky door prizes and we wanted to thank them for their ongoing support.”
Fiona Schofield Milliner
Roaring Fork Wines
Sea Saw Wines
The White Place
Hawkes General Store
The Union Bank
The Oaks Hotel
Peter Fisher Real Estate
The Good Eddy
With thanks to these individuals;
Fi and Bern Hall and Lucy and Ross Pearce