Even the pandemic didn’t prevent Koala Kids annual lunch from going ahead in 2020. Though the event was hosted quite differently given the restrictions.

Whereas we annually host a sell-out event at Quat Quatta, Ripponlea, given COVID-19 restrictions this year, 15 women hosted a total of 192 girlfriends and supporters to fabulous Summer lunches in their own dining rooms.

Held over two consecutive, sunny Thursdays in early December everyone took the opportunity to make-up, dress up and enjoy catching up after most having not seen each other for the greater part of the year. Some guests attended a lunch each week and Mandy Mandie hosted two lunches. As well as having a great time with most of the hostesses and many guests feeding back their preference for the new format, we raised a profit of more than $56,000.

We warmly thank our hostesses Kate Spargo, Amanda McPherson, Fiona Prince, Bonnie Clapham. Sue Clemenger, Sue Castan, Pixie Cohen, Fiona Carns, Jane Mandie, Julie Bernard, Sally Cohen, Karen Korn, Rosalie Rosenberg, Katie Rothfield and Mandy Mandie.

Special thanks to Simmons Linen Hire for complimentary napery hire, Frog Hollow Wines, Liberty Belle Skin Centre for the generous guests’ gifts, David Cohen from Mitchells Adventure and ICEE ColdFold boxes for ensuring the meals arrived safely at each home. Thank you also to Dan Lawson and Robbie Connell for photography and videography leading up to and at the event and Purpose Group for technical support.

The fabulous summer lunch was provided by Quat Quatta and orange rose arrangements by The Road Stall.

Watch the highlights video, filmed and edited by Touch Contact Agency here.