Crescents of Brisbane Gives
Women a Chance to 'Chill Out'
Independent report by Farzanah
Giveaway to all guests -
handcrafted CD fridge magnets and gift
Whilst many of us have so much to be grateful for we
often do not have the opportunity to truly celebrate our lives and each other.
All that changed on Saturday (yesterday) for over 140 women of all ages who let
down their hair (and their scarves) and celebrated being a woman.
cooking lessons or vacuum cleaner demonstrations in sight we enjoyed a sumptuous
lunch and afternoon tea (and offcourse Crescents of Brisbane’s famous desserts),
all in the name of a very dedicated cause, the Mummy’s Wish Charity!
Mummy’s Wish is a not-for-profit charity focusing on supporting mothers
diagnosed with cancer while either pregnant or with young children in South East
Queensland. Their mission is to support mums with young families to help them
and their family cope with many of the challenges they face while undergoing
In addition to the ticket sales, 10 percent of all proceeds from the sales of
products on the demonstration display stands including Beauty Spells, Larissa
Bright, Runway Culture Jewellery and Galvanic Spa was donated to Mummy’s
Wish. This amounted to the sum of $2 300 being raised on the day.
Lucky draw prizes and
If you would like to support Mummy Wish please contact Gayle Richardson at
The afternoon breezed by as we were dazzled by the energetic and glamorous
dancers from Rise & Shine who we cheered on enthusiastically as they
performed the Can Can Dance.
We were spoilt with many wonderful prize giveaways
and competition prizes including a Pellowes Gift Certificates, Babylon Day Spa
Packages, Emerging Swan Coaching Packages, a new release babyhood Diva Glider
Chair and much more.
We learnt from the inspiring Vicki Lennox from Emerging Swan Coaching how
to facilitate change in our lives so that we glide joyfully and elegantly on
swan lake and not drown in a duck pond.
We heard from Bronwyn Buckley, a
Health Promotion Officer about the long term strategies to improve our body
Lunch fit for a Queen!
This was followed by the always passionate Sylvia Pellowe from
the Pellowe Wellness Centre who enlighten us about putting ‘the balance’ back
into our life through health and fitness.
This fabulous luncheon was not just supported by our local community but
attended by MP Judy Spence (Member for Sunnybank), the Ethnic Communities Council of Qld, ACCESS,
Logan Women’s Centre and Al-Nisa.
Finally but certainly not be forgotten are the true heroes of the day:
Saalihah Seedat and the always dedicated and hard working team of
Crescents of Brisbane and the many volunteers who made this event a truly
indulgent and fun filled celebration for all that attended.
What some had to say......
Thank you so much for inviting me to today's
celebration of womanhood. I really enjoyed it and I met so many wonderful woman.
I hope you will let me know when a similar get together happens
The food was
balance of speakers, games and socialising
bingo game was great fun
was welcomed and made to feel special...it truly was a celebration
and Shine Dancers were amazing...would love to see them again
the speakers were very interesting...
MC...good on you Saalihah...keep it up!
another successful event from the Crescents...congratulations on a job well
delicious layout and variety of food and desserts..yummy
effort from the Crescents to raise funds for such a worthy cause
Vicki Lennox - Life Coach
"Just wanted to congratulate
you for organising Celebration of Being a Woman, such a fabulous event
on Saturday last and thank you for giving me the opportunity to meet so
many of your lovely community. Thank you also from my mother, 'Mardy'
who thoroughly enjoyed herself.
I cannot begin to tell you what a pleasure it was to attend such a well
planned, beautifully orchestrated and presented function."
from Galvanic Spa
Aku and Aameena Cajee
McCulloch - Beauty Spells Mineral Makeup
Anisha Esat and Asma Motiwala
Rise and Shine dance group with Saalihah Seedat