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Get dolled up to beat kids cancer

GIRLS NIGHT: Michelle Abil and Margaret McBride will auction off bears at this year's Girls Night In to raise funds for The Kids Cancer Project.
GIRLS NIGHT: Michelle Abil and Margaret McBride will auction off bears at this year's Girls Night In to raise funds for The Kids Cancer Project. Paxton Roth

THROW on your best frock and gather your gal pals for a fun-filled night as the annual Girls Night In event rolls around again.

In its fourth year, the fabulous fundraiser will focus its support on The Kids Cancer Project and organiser Margaret McBride said tickets were selling fast.

"We've actually had a waiting list every year,” she said.

"It's a great night - people come along to support a good cause and we just have a really fun night.

"The ladies like getting dressed up in their best threads and drinking champagne and wine.”

The evening of entertainment includes a two course meal, raffles, an auction and a fashion parade featuring some of the latest threads and accessories from Island Designs.

"We have great support from all the local businesses and some beautiful gifts for our raffles,” Margaret said.

"There's so many children diagnosed at all ages with cancer every week or every day.

"I think because they're children it goes by the board - people don't really realise how many children do get cancer.”

Island Designs owner Michelle Abil said choosing to support the project was fitting as September marks Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

"For small children that are born with cancer or get it when they're young, what their families go through is just heart breaking,” Michelle said.

"We'll be auctioning off bears that you can keep for yourself or sent to a hospital.

"We'll also be donating 10 per cent of sales on the night towards The Kids Cancer Project too.”

Money raised by the organisation funds research projects in Australia and internationally to help children with many types of cancer.

Girls Night In will be held a the Bribie Island Golf Club on September 28. Tickets are available to purchase from the golf club or Island Designs, with $15 from each donated directly to The Kids Cancer Project.


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