STRUTTING THEIR STUFF: The Gladstone Hospital Auxiliary fashion parade has been raising funds to purchase hospital equipment for more than 40 years.
STRUTTING THEIR STUFF: The Gladstone Hospital Auxiliary fashion parade has been raising funds to purchase hospital equipment for more than 40 years. Rosie O'Brien

A day of fashion, food and fun at Easter fashion parade

IT'S time to start thinking about your best Easter frocks for a fashion parade to be hosted by the Gladstone Hospital Auxiliary next month.

The event raises funds to purchase much-needed equipment for the hospital.

It will include a fashion parade presented by Noni B, a mini cent sale, Easter egg casket raffle, multi draw raffle and a lucky door prize.

Live entertainment by local acts Clyde, Wayne and Lyn will also be featured on the day.

Auxiliary treasurer Jenny McLeod said the event is a fun day out for everyone involved.

"The money that we raise all goes to the hospital,” Ms McLeod said.

In the past seven years, the auxiliary has donated close to $170,000 worth of equipment to the hospital.

Last year, the event raised $4500.

One piece of equipment earmarked for purchase is a Sara Plus advanced standing and raising aid worth $14,000.

"It helps in the rehabilitation of people who had knee and back operations,” Ms McLeod said.

Two Welch Allyn observation monitors worth $4000 each will also be purchased.

The parade will be held from 9am on Wednesday, April 17 at Gladstone Port Social Club on 34 Lord St.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children, which includes the cost of a home-made morning tea.

They can be bought at Noni B and Priceline Pharmacy at Stockland Kin Kora, or Gladstone Optical at Gladstone Square Shopping Centre.