IN the true spirit of International Women’s Day, Scone Race Club will be hosting a Ladies Race Day aimed at celebrating and empowering local women.
Featuring as guest speakers will be some familiar and inspiring local faces, including Scone Equine Hospital’s Dr Catherine Chicken, Merriwa Fire Brigade’s Annie Rodgers and local artist Sarah Bishop at a special luncheon on Thursday March 8.
Scone Race Club CEO Heath Courtney said it’s set to be a fun ladies day out with all proceeds from the day going towards local charity Upper Hunter Homeless Support.
The not-for-profit organization provides “Survival Packs” for women coping with homelessness, trauma and domestic violence.
“There will be raffle prizes and an auction on the day with items all donated from local businesses such as beauty packages and packages from The Herd Store, The Cottage, and The Willow Tree Hotel,” he said.
Entry is $50 including champagne on arrival, entry, race book, guest speakers and lunch.
Gates open at 11.30am with the function beginning at 12.30pm and an 8-race card with the first starting at 1.25pm and the last at 5.30pm.
Seats are still available and booking is essential. To book contact Scone Race Club on 6545 1607.
The event is a partnership between Scone Race Club, Upper Hunter Shire Council and the Scone Chamber of Commerce.