Girls Night In: Booragoon mum hosting night in with friends to raise funds for breast cancer

Female friends having a night in. Picture: Stock
Female friends having a night in. Picture: Stock

FOR Neisha Hackett, catching up with friends while refreshing your wardrobe and contributing to the fight against cancer is the perfect night In.

All through October, Cancer Council WA is encouraging women to host a Girls Night In to raise money for the organisation.

Mrs Hackett, a Booragoon mum who lost her grandmother to breast cancer, recently hosted her 12th consecutive fashion auction for the cause and has now raised well in excess of $25,000.

“The first year Cancer Council WA brought out the Girls Night In, I had stopped working and had a baby and I thought it was the perfect concept because I could just do the whole thing from my home,” she said. “I got together in my loungeroom with seven or eight other girlfriends and we all brought along clothes that we auctioned off to each other.”

In recent years, Mrs Hackett’s Girls Night In has attracted upwards of 40 women, with items selling from as little as 20c all the way up to $50.

“We have some hilarious things that reappear every year and there are quite a few girls who reckon they get their yearly wardrobe from the event,” she said. “It’s basically op-shopping in your home.”

Anybody can host a Girls Night In, with some of the more popular ideas including a movie night, pamper evening or a simple dinner party.

To register your event and get fundraising, visit www.girlsnightin.com.au.