A big credit goes to Luisa Manfredini who runs the local womens networking group, WoManly. Here's what she had to say about the fundraiser:
"Our first International Women's Day event - we 'Made It Happen' on Sunday 8th March! A bright and early sign up by the team followed by a relaxing stretch and meditation on the beach. A leisurely stroll to 'Turn the beach WoManly' followed by a group photo. A delicious breakfast at Novotel Manly Pacific followed with a heartfelt speech by Councillor Candy Bingham. A huge thank you to the 'team': Braveheart Women Sydney - Karen Chaston for securing sponsorship from Novotel and general organisation, Estelle Zappia, Margot Smith for presenting the event via The Festival of Life; Kathy Wong of Moeloco for promoting. Kandy and Caitlen Tagg for registrations; Councillor Candy Bingham of Good for Manly for her time and support. And of course Hotel Novotel Manly Pacific for their generous sponsorship. Thanks to them we were able to raise $813.00 for the Manly Women's Shelter. Together with the $230 already collected at our meetings, that is a total of $1043.00! Very happy with that result."