The Forbes Inn hosted the Pamper the Parents Ladies night on the 24th October, with all attendees receiving a pamper pack on arrival. Guests were treated to the services of the visiting Butlers in the Buff – Tom and Christian.
Although the butlers were a little bit “cheeky”, they were still tasteful and a lot of fun. Local talents, Cath Adams and Tom Quigley provided entertainment for the night and Michele Quigley kept the event running smoothly as MC.
The evening raised $5000 which will be a huge boost towards the total fundraising total of $13000 raised at Westmead in September. After visiting a friend and her child at Westmead’s Children’s Hospital, Nicole Cassidy
made it her business to design an event that would not only raise valuable funds to support the hospital but support the families utilising the services as well.
Pamper the Parents held its first day in 2011 and focused on giving a special day to the mums, dads and families with kids at the Children’s Hospital. These parents, grandparents, and family members who put life and creature comforts on hold while their most loved possessions receive treatment, are given the opportunity to take time out to have their hair done, relax with a massage or just have some “me time”.
This year all funds raised will be used to purchase a children’s Heart Lung Machine, life-saving equipment specially designed for newborns to 12 year olds. During cardiac surgery, sometimes the medical team need to stop the child’s heart to make repair easier, and this is the machine that takes over this crucial role. At a cost of half a million dollars, every cent donated counts.