MOVIE MAGIC: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton in a scene from the movie The Great Gatsby.
MOVIE MAGIC: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton in a scene from the movie The Great Gatsby. Contributed

Great Gatsby Garden Party to support vital cancer research

CANCER Council Queensland is calling on Gladstone residents to frock up and suit up in their best 1920s glamour on Thursday for the grand Great Gatsby Garden Party.

The Great Gatsby Garden Party will be held at the Yaralla Sports Club in Gladstone from 9.30am until 11.30am.

The event promises to provide plenty of entertainment with a Gatsby inspired morning tea, best dressed and hat prizes, displays of old cars and ladies accessories, CCQ guest speakers and a raffle with a Heron Island Getaway prize up for grabs.

Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift invited media, corporates and the local community to the Garden Party.

"Along with plenty of entertainment, we also have a fabulous Heron Island Getaway up for grabs, and many other prizes including scenic helicopter flights - this is the inaugural Cancer Council Queensland Garden Party, the first of many for the region," she said.

"The Garden Party will support CCQ's vital work in cancer research, early detection programs and patient support services."

Tickets are just $15 and can be pre-purchased by phoning Cara Hall at Yaralla on 07 4979 8270, or can be purchased at the door.