Cabarlah Ladies Day Open Their Hearts for Kids in Annual Charity Event.

On Sunday 11th July 2021, women from all over the region gathered together at Lake Perserverance Active recreation centre Pechey for the annual Cabarlah Ladies Day in aid of HeartKids.

Cabarlah Ladies Day is an annual event that brings together country and city women within the region to socialise, connect and support the HeartKids foundation. Organisers of the event Leonie Brassey and Natalie Fogarty said “This is our 5th year and a sell out success with over 117 women joining us.” Ms Fogarty said the day is all about tenacity, human spirit, reigniting old friendships and creating new ones. “Many of our ladies come every year and say they wouldn’t miss it. We enjoy sharing stories, raising money and supporting local businesses.” She said.

“The day is a lot of fun, with many great prizes and gifts. It is so heart-warming to see such a wonderful, connected group of women come together for a great cause. The vibe in the room is always warming, and uplifting.” Ms Brassey and Ms Fogarty said.

Event guests enjoyed a catered sit down lunch and were entertained and inspired by four incredible women, each with their own unique story.

The speakers included Lisa Garcha, a Heartmum, who shared her family’s touching story about Hannah at HeartKids – QLD. Kym Coskun from Down Under Cotton the founder of Australia’s first 100% Australian Cotton Tampons. Sally Boardman from Sunnyspot Packhouse, who shared her business story and new venture that will celebrate Crows Nest and the surrounding area. And lastly Robyn Beeston, an incredible Artist and Author, whose humour left everyone on a high to finish the event.

Ms Brassey and Ms Fogarty said the day wouldn’t have been complete with out the fresh, vibrant, and contagious personality of the event’s Emcee, Kim Cahill from

“Kim is well known in the region and is passionate about connectivity, collaboration, and community, so she was the perfect lady for the job.”

There were many community members and local businesses that supported the day. Stunning photography throughout the day was captured by Kat Lynn from Foodie Shots and the catering was by Urth Cafe.

“Cabarlah Ladies Day wouldn’t be possible with out our incredible sponsors,” Ms Brassey said “We are very grateful to Terry Wilkie Smash Repairs, Sunnyspot Packhouse, Leibke Tyres as well as Peggy and Alan Boardman who went above and beyond to help make the day great.”

The Cabarlah Ladies Day concept started in 2016 over a simple cup of coffee between two friends, Leonie Brassey and Natalie Fogarty. Both ladies come together with their own strengths to help make the day a success. Ms Brassey, also a Heartmum, takes care of organising local caterers, speakers, and raffle prizes. Ms Fogarty looks after the digital marketing, newsletters, website, arranging the Emcee and photography and liaising with stall holders. “There are a lot of people that make this day a huge success and we are thankful for the opportunity to support a worthy cause and can not wait until next years big event.” Said the organisers.

To keep up to date with next years Cabarlah Ladies Day, head over to the website and sign up to their newsletter.

For Further information please contact Natalie Fogarty 0417751724

Photo credit Kat Lynn from Foodie Shots