Finding solutions at the Ladies Charity Race Day

RAISING money for charity is rarely as enjoyable as when it's done at the races.

Dozens of race fans and fundraisers from across Ipswich made their way to the Bundamba racetrack yesterday for the eighth annual Human Resource Solutions Ladies Charity Race Day.

Human Resource Solutions CEO Alison McGrath said the day raised $12,000, taking the total amount of money raised in the history of the day to $100,000.

"It's a very exciting moment for us," she said.

"It was a brilliant success this year. We even had a number of business people from Brisbane so we were able to show off the community we have here in Ipswich and raise even more money for local charities."

The ladies' day raises money each year for Ipswich Hospice and Ipswich Women's Development Network. The day featured raffles, auctions, sweeps and variations on the ever-popular fashions on the field.

Alongside the traditional fashion competition for the best outfit of the day, competitions for the hottest heels and the sassiest hat or fascinator were also run.

Despite the "ladies' day" name, the day wasn't just for women - men made an appearance in the best-dressed man competition.



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