Eureka Mums fundraiser gets glamorous for Ballarat mums

A group of glamorous Ballarat women had the chance to kick their heels up and raise money for other mothers in the city doing it tough.

The ‘Ladies by the Lake’ event raised $4765 for Eureka Mums, a charity which collects and redistributes nursery equipment, clothing, books and toys.

Eureka Mums operations manager Trinsa Lewis said it was an “amazing night”, with the money going towards both the material and practical parts of the charity. 

“The money will help to be able to continue doing our job,” she said. “It will help with paying things like our rent and power bills, but will also help us maintain our material aid with cots and car seats.” 

Glamour girls: Bree Vendy, Amanda Rush and Emily Hawkes at the Eureka Mums 'Ladies by the Lake' fundraiser. Picture: Kate Healy

Glamour girls: Bree Vendy, Amanda Rush and Emily Hawkes at the Eureka Mums 'Ladies by the Lake' fundraiser. Picture: Kate Healy

The evening was organised by Ballarat Family Guide, Pipers by the Lake and Koonara Wines.

The charity’s successful ‘From One Mother to Another’ campaign recently wrapped up, with Ballarat donating more than 160 fully-stocked toiletry bags for local mothers on need. 

Ms Lewis said Eureka Mums is now calling out for children’s winter gear as the starts getting frosty. 

“We’re looking for donations of warm coats and boots for kids. Ballarat’s weather this week has been a good reminder that there’s kids who are struggling to keep warm, and might not have a jacket for their trip to school,” she said. 

www.eurekamums.org