Celebration for women

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter is organising an International Women’s Day luncheon.
The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter is organising an International Women’s Day luncheon. Submitted

A FUNDRAISING luncheon planned by Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter to celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day will go ahead in Coffs Harbour on March 8.

The luncheon, presented by Yellow Pages, will be at Charlie’s Restaurant at Novotel Pacific Bay Resort, where more than 100 people are expected to attend.

A special guest will be Heather McKinnon, who for the past 25 years has been involved with many organisations in the Coffs Harbour region to improve the quality of life for women in regional Australia.

“I have an interesting life story to tell and I enjoy sharing it with other women to celebrate their achievements,” Ms McKinnon said.

Another special guest will be Stephanie Small, who works part-time as an operations manager at the Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance, a regional Aboriginal arts organisation working with Aboriginal communities on the Mid North Coast.

Stephanie has a story to tell that is very close to her heart and she will be selling her recently published book, Defining Forty, which will be available on the day.

“I will be offering a 20 per cent donation of sales of the book to the rescue helicopter,” Ms Small said.

As an extra treat, Curves will be donating a membership prize for one lucky woman who wins the lucky door prize.

At the event, guests will be treated to a delicious two-course luncheon, including champagne and tapas on arrival at the restaurant.

Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter general manager Kris Beavis extended his gratitude to Yellow Pages and Curves for their support and spoke of the importance of celebrating the day.

“International Women’s Day has been a special day for 100 years, recognising women and their achievements past and present,” Mr Beavis said.

Yellow Pages local account director Chrissy Burton said Yellow Pages was delighted to be associated with such an important event that inspired women and celebrated their achievements. Tickets are $55 each and are available online at or by phoning Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter on 6627 4444.

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