We are so excited to announce that this year’s Bulimba Fashion Festival is going wild and green with Wildlife Queensland one of the event’s two beneficiary charities! And if that’s not incentive enough for our members and supporters to go along on 1 June, how about a 3-course lunch, full drinks package, green-themed fashion parade, live entertainment and a full program of raffles and prizes, all for a reduced ticket price?
“In 2018, we are going green with all monies raised going towards the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland and Bulimba State School,” said event organisers Shannon Harvey and Kel Timmons. “To embrace this theme, we are showcasing the natural beauty of our leafy suburb and holding the event at the Bulimba Golf Club in a marquee overlooking the golf course greens.”
In past years, the festival has raised as much as $30,000 for charities such as Mates for Mates and the Pajama Foundation. Now in its ninth year, the event is turning green and looking to support a local organisation whose focus is environmental protection and conservation. That’s us!
“I gave birth to a daughter in November 2016 and leaving the planet to the next generation has become such a priority,” says Shannon. “It has always been important to me but having a baby really highlights it and I realised that I needed to do something.”
“I’ve always been an avid reuser and recycler, someone who’s even kept the gift wrapping and ribbons from gifts,” she said. “But over the years I’ve become even more green in my family life: no plastic, no chemical cleaners, recycled toilet paper, bamboo toothbrushes. As things wear out, I replace them with sustainable products.”
Naturally this behaviour has flowed into her business life where, as a real estate agent, Shannon gives recycled candles as settlement gifts and prints all postcards on recycled paper.
Even more exciting for Wildlife Queensland is the fact that the festival is upping the anti this year, aiming to raise at total of $50,000 for its chosen charities. “Our goal is to sell 300 tickets,” said Shannon.
“It’s a fantastic networking opportunity and you win more prizes than your ticket’s worth anyway. It’s just a great day!” she said.
With many heartfelt thanks to Shannon, Kel and the Bulimba Fashion Festival team, Wildlife Queensland members and supporters can enjoy this day of fashion, food and fun at a discount of $15 each by entering the promotional code Wild15 when they click here to purchase tickets at eventbrite.