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Fundraising in style

OAKDALE Lodge was a hotspot for fashion in September when it played host to an Acorn Branch fashion parade and morning tea.

Established in 1975, the Acorn Branch is the longest-running supporter of Liviende Veranto, a disability support organisation that runs Oakdale Lodge.

Tasmanian Senator Catryna Bilyk, who attended the event with Federal Member for Franklin Julie Collins, Acorn Branch members and supporters, praised the branch for its efforts in building a friendly and supportive community for residents at Oakdale.

“The events are always lively, fun and allow Acorn Branch volunteers to help clients, not just through fundraising, but also by providing them with friendship and entertainment,” she said.

Ms Collins said the fundraiser was “hugely successful” and a credit to the Acorn Branch volunteers.

“Bringing locals together with the residents at Oakdale Lodge strengthens our whole community and being able to raise valuable funds at the same time is a great outcome,” she said.

Through its fundraising efforts, the Acorn Branch has now raised more than $150,000 to benefit the people accessing Liviende Veranto services.

For more information about the Acorn Branch, phone 6227 5400 or email contactus@li-ve.org.

Caption: Senator Catryna Bilyk and Julie Collins MP serve tea with Liviende Veranto chief executive officer Paul Byrne.