On Thursday, 8th October, one hundred and forty attended the 8th Annual Big Bandana Bash fundraising breakfast at The Riverside Hotel & Conference Centre in Durban North.
The morning featured music and entertainment by Beat Route and stunning fashion from local designers Bianca Warren, Carol Clark, Karen Monk-Klijnstra and Kathrin Kidger. Each designer spoke about their journey and was asked to create a stunning creation from the Sunflower Fund bandanas as part of their range for the morning.
Thank you to all the ladies who made such an enormous effort in incorporating this year's Sunflower Bandana into their outfit in the hope of winning the best dressed prize. The prize was awarded to Sharleigh Wilken and the prize for the best bandana headpiece went to Anna Kelly.
After a moving DVD that paid tribute to The Sunflower Fund's journey of HOPE, Stephanie Berry, PR Manager of The Sunflower Fund encouraged guests to become bone marrow stem cell donors and thanked the ladies for supporting this year's National Bandana Day Campaign.
Round Table Southern Africa Representative, Graham Carruthers handed over a cheque for R353 750 for the amount raised through Round Table's sale of bandanas over the past two months. Round Table Southern Africa has supported The Sunflower Fund since its inception in 2000 and has made the sale of Sunflower Bandanas a national project for the past thirteen years.
Through the generosity of all present the event raised R26 550. A big thank you to Bianca Warren, Carol Clark, Karen Monk-Klijnstra, Kathrin Kidger, Jane Linley-Thomas, DJ Vivian Westergreen, Ice Model Management, Beat Route, The Riverside Hotel & Conference Centre, and all the sponsors that kindly donated prizes and items towards the goodie bags and for making the event possible.