The Foothills Foundation’s Annual High Tea celebrating women and family in our community was again held at Karralyka on Sunday 15 May 2022.

This year, the event was held in support of the Bridge Builders Youth Charity’s UR Retreat, an annual event that has been running for 15 years to help young women to build self-esteem and life skills.

The keynote speaker was the remarkable Bec Mitchell, who was once a client of Bridge Builders and went on to become their Executive Officer and the driving force behind the UR Retreat.

Bec also represented Australia in endurance athletics running 7 marathons on 7 days on 7 continents and was a recent contestant on the SAS TV program.

Bec told an amazing personal story about living with struggle but flourishing with the benefit of people believing in her and her own determination to be the best that she can be. It was really inspiring.

Karralyka (as always) put on a fantastic event with quality food and great service. Our own Natalie Hallett stepped in to MC the event at short notice and did a fabulous job and Jeremy Tyrrell from Ray White Croydon was back once again in an entertaining performance as Auctioneer that really delivered results.

Thanks to those outstanding results (more than $14,000 was raised), we have been able to fund 50% of the available places on the UR-Retreat this year providing 35 young women with the opportunity to participate. That is having an impact on community.

We have also contributed to Anchor’s Kinship Care Appeal

Thank you to Pinchapoo who again provided giftbags for all guests and Eastland who provided major auction items and helped us in a number of other ways.

Thank you also to everyone who attended and for everyone who chipped in with auction items or raffle prizes and to those of you who put your hand up in the auctions.