Ten years have passed since the Mater Foundation held the first Olivia’s Lunch. The 10th Olivia’s Lunch happened on Friday September 7 at the Hillstone Gold Course in St. Lucia, Brisbane. I was one of about 450 people who partook of a lovely spring luncheon that raised about $99,000 for the neonatal services provided by the Mater Foundation. Director of the Mater Foundation Nigel Harris and others gave us an overview of the neonatal research and services provided by the Mater Hospital. We were treated to champagne and wine on arrival with canapés, followed by a two course lunch with wine. The luncheon was a very enjoyable occasion. I met many lovely women from the Brisbane area, including ladies from Morningside, Kenmore and the Gap. I’m looking forward to the 11th Olivia’s lunch in 2013. Again I was very lucky with my door prizes and won some lovely French cosmetics and beauty products to keep me charity event ready.
- On November 24, 2017, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attended the annual Royal Variety Performance at the Palladium Theatre in London. The Royal Variety Charity is a British charity based in England. It is dedicated to giving support to those who have professionally served the entertainment industry and find themselves sick, impoverished or elderly. Queen Elizabeth II is the current sole life-patron of the charity.