Hats, Heels and High Tea to raise money for community comfort

April 24, 2015

When it comes to supporting local community events, Ally Dixon is at the forefront and always willing to participate and lend a hand where she can.

Ally DixonGiving back to the community again, Ally, as part of her role as an Orange Festival Queen and in an effort to raise money for Bingara Community Comfort is hosting “Hats, Heels & High Tea” to be held in the garden of Catherine Egan on Sunday, April 26 commencing at 11am.

Ally told the Advocate that it is the community spirit and willingness of the community when help is needed that she cherishes most about Bingara.

“Bingara is a place where people are aware of one another and because of this, we care, support and give comfort as a community,” said Ally.

“When I was asked to participate in the Bingara Orange Festival Queen Competition raising funds for a local charity, I knew instantly that I would choose Bingara Community Comfort.

“Community Comfort is to benefit any person with a life limiting illness. The community knows when a resident is ill and as a community we want them to know that they are being thought of; with a token sum given to use as they wish, in a sincere effort to assist them during their illness. A number of people have already received comfort and have been very grateful that the community is aware of them and their illness and more importantly, that we care.

“Over the years I have learnt that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back, I would like to think that fundraising for Community Comfort is my chance to throw back a little and help out those who are in need and I am asking YOU, as a Community, for your support in doing so.

A 300 Club is currently underway and located in Meat on Maitland, as well as a Mothers Day Hamper Raffle with great prizes to be won kindly donated by; Babes in the Bush (Barraba), Bella on Hope (Warialda), Bees Knees (Warialda), Bingara Pharmacy, Ella Bache’, Meat on Maitland, Pally Styles, RenRut Hair (Warialda), Ruby Creek Farm, Spoilt (Warialda), Tosca & Polly, Up-Cycled and Villa Rouge. Tickets are available from Bingara Council Office and Babes in the Bush.

The high tea promises to be a great afternoon. Tickets are $25/pp which includes: Tea, Coffee, High Tea and a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival (alcohol will not be provided throughout the event, however you may supply your own if you wish too). Tickets will be available from the Bingara Council Office, Babes in the Bush and on arrival of the day.

“Ladies polish off those heels and dust off your hats and join me for a morning of good company, food and most importantly a morning of giving back,” said Ally.


“At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished… its about who you’ve lifted up. Who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.”