It marked the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day.
I received a special invitation to attend the Premier's Event at Parliament House.
Ten women were presented with an award. I was one of them. It was amazing. I cried. I cried a lot. These other women were truly inspirational.
When all these wonderful women were being acknowledged, I turned to the lady beside me and said "I shouldn't be here, all I did was bake some cupcakes!" hehehe
But really, we have achieved so much with Baked Relief.
- We have fed at least 10,000 people during sandbagging, flood clean up and those affected by flooding.
- We have provided 100 families with essentials kitchen kits to start their life again. (Lockyer Valley and Tully Heads)
- We have provided thousands of dollars of vouchers for Coles, IGA and Kitchen stores in local areas. The importance of this is three fold. 1. The families make their own choices and this empowers them. 2. We are generating local economy 3. We are support the store owners (many of them affected too)
- We have provided home cooked meals to families in the Lockyer Valley.
- We have provided power tools and assistance to rebuild the Lockyer Valley.
- Parkview Aged Care worked with us and provided at least 100 families set back up in bed with new linen, pillows and towels all by donations by lovely staff and residents.
- We have launched and provided support to Baked Relief NZ.
Sorry this has been yet another Baked Relief post, for the moment it is my life!
Me with the Honorable Anna Bligh, Queensland Premier and woman of the day!
A note from the Premier last night on twitter! I cried :)
Honouring my Pink Kitchenaid. She must be a woman too!
This weekend I have a very BIG surprise to post about. But its underwraps for now!
I am off to the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and to eat myself around Melbourne generally with people I love and people I am yet to meet! EXCITEMENT PLUS!