Mothers Day High Tea 2023

There was much anticipation for our 2023 Mothers Day High Tea which has fast become one of our most popular and well attended events.  It is a fun, positive and very feminine event and we like to leave guests inspired by our guest speaks and panels.  Held annually at Karralyka Centre on the Sunday after Mothers Day, this year we were so honored to have Tennis Commentator Jelena Dokic as our keynote speaker.  Jelena has had a storied and well-documented life and tennis career both on and off the tennis court. But it was her stories of her physical and mental abuse at the hands of her father and her courage and internal strength to break free that really touched and inspired all that were there.  Jelena now pours her efforts into commentary as one of the key voices for Nine Network’s coverage of the Australian Open. She is also a motivational speaker speaking on topics which include resilience, mental health and empowerment.
In addition to Jelena’s inspirational story, guests enjoyed a delicious high tea and plenty of wine and they all walked away with lots of goodies in their gift bags.  There was lots of chatting and laughter and we also were able to raise much needed funds through our raffle and our Live Auction, called by Ray White’s superstar auctioneer Jeremy Tyrrell.

The Foothills Foundation was able to raise sufficient funds to donate $5000 to the UR Retreat run by Bridge Builders for underprivileged or in need teenage girls which goes towards around 70 girls attending this life changing retreat to help them with confidence and leadership skills. $5000 was also donated to Foothills Community Care to help towards their domestic violence support group to help women and children in need.

We thank all those that helped make the event such a success again this year and also thank you to all that attended and supported the raffle and auction.

We look forward to another great High Tea in 2024!