A Coronation Fashion Parade fit for royalty

What better way to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III than with a fashion show featuring the iconic label `Fella Hamilton’ and a `Royale High Tea’? The event, held at Living Choice Fullarton on Saturday 6th May, also raised $2,800 for South Australian charity `Treasure Boxes’, which provides essential goods for at-risk babies and children.

More than 220 Living Choice Fullarton residents and guests were treated to an afternoon of fashion and live entertainment by pianist Kerin Bailey in the Great Hall. Prior to the fashion parade, 77 guests booked for the High Tea, prepared by Castello’s Cucina, and the food and presentation were certainly fit for royalty!

The fabulous event was put together by Resident Ambassador, Helen Bonet and her team of helpers with support from Village Manager, Vanessa Elmslie and Maintenance Manager, Kingsley Schmidtke. Resident Ambassadors were on hand to greet visitors with a glass of bubbly on arrival and several residents were roped in to walk the catwalk to showcase the latest Fella Hamilton range.

MC Susie Farrugia of Fella Hamilton’s Mitcham store provided an excellent commentary of the stylish knitwear, jackets and pants on show and she demonstrated how the simple addition of a scarf could add a pop of colour to the outfits.

Special guests included David and Sharon Fella and Sharon’s mum, Mary Burger, who had flown from Melbourne for the occasion. Another very special guest was Rikki Cooke of Treasure Boxes, who provided a short overview of the charity. Ricky previously worked in Child Protection and Emergency Care roles and started the charity to support struggling children and their families. The non-profit organisation also assists new refugees to the country.

Fullarton resident, Sandra Maynard, volunteers at Treasure Boxes every Thursday and she was joined by Volunteer Coordinator, `EJ’ Curtis to sell raffle tickets on the day.

Take a bow, Helen, her team and all those who helped to make the event so successful – we are sure it would earn a royal stamp of approval!