Greyhounds Prove Popular At Girls Night Out Fundraiser
Dining at The Meadows was at full capacity last Saturday night as a ‘Girls Night Out’ fundraiser raised $4,500 for White Ribbon, Australia’s campaign to stop violence against women.
In the midst of it all were three greyhounds from the Greyhound Adoption Program.
“The GAP dogs were more than popular,” insisted Marg Long, General Manager at The Meadows.
“The night was hosted by comedian Denise Scott, who had the crowd laughing all night. She kept threatening to take the dogs home with her.”
“One of the guest speakers was Wayne Elliott, the former General Manager of the Geelong Greyhound Racing Club, who is an ambassador for White Ribbon, and he spoke really well.”
The Meadows offered free limousine rides for groups of 10 or more, while there were tarot card readings, massages and beauty booths to keep the ladies entertained.
Michelle Bradley, owner of two of the greyhounds at the event, was proud to be involved.
“It was full on from the moment we arrived,” Michelle said.
“Many of the guests hadn’t previously had any interaction with greyhounds in person before and they were really keen to give them a pat, while there were also a lot of female greyhound trainers who were quite chuffed to see them there.”
“The dogs absolutely loved it, and it was really nice to be involved in such a worthwhile cause.”
The Meadows have already received a number of enquiries from people wanting to book their places for the event in 12 months time, and the club is busy brainstorming to make the event bigger and better next time around.
Below is a series of images from the night captured by Bluestream Pictures…