Pearl Beach resident raises $4500 at 80th birthday party
A Pearl Beach resident has used her 80th birthday to hold a fund-raising party for Guide Dogs NSW-ACT.
Ms Beverley Lapacek raised $4500 for the organisation at "Bev's Big Birthday Bash" held at the Pearl Beach Memorial Hall on Saturday, October 29.
"A large crowd of over 100 filled the hall joining Bev for a fabulous afternoon celebration, enjoying a massive afternoon tea prepared and hosted by her many friends," said Pearl Beach Progress Association publicity officer Ms Lynne Lillico.
A film was shown telling of her life in song and family memories of her community services and fundraising activities.
"Bev has been involved in a number of Pearl Beach community groups including many years managing the Pearl Beach walking group, The Plodders.
"She has been a keen member of the craft group and the mahjong group.
"She has walked dogs walking for locals who are on holidays and importantly has had a life singing and enjoying being a member of the Pearl Beach Singers."
Ms Lillico said her philosophy was to help others and to raise money for charity.
"Her Birthday Bash was a fundraising party for the Guide Dogs NSW-ACT Central Coast community group.
The group participated holding a 'Merchandise' table managed by the Central Coast Support Group
President Ms Merran Rudder held a table selling items for the group, helped by Ms Angela Allen with her dog Piper.
The afternoon was introduced by Guide Dogs chief executive Mr Dale Cleaver.
He showed a short video of the work undertaken to breed, train and eventually graduate the working dogs.
Ms Lapacek said: "I marvel at our community, and don't think any village does it as well as we do."
Ms Lapacek is pictured with Ms Allen and her dog Piper.
Media release, 8 Nov 2022
Lynne Lillico, Pearl Beach Progress Association