The History of Cabarlah Ladies Day

From Humble beginnings and talks over coffee, Cabarlah Ladies Day was imagined by Leonie Brassey and Natalie Fogarty in 2016. Since then we have heard the stories of amazing speakers, brought together hundreds of amazing Ladies and created lifelong friends and memories. In 2021 we were nominated and honoured to receive  an Australia Day Award for Community Event of the Year.


Leonie Says

“Our son William as born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome in January 2005 and sadly passed away when he was 6 weeks old. He would be 18 now. I love raising money for Heartkids and what better way than with a bunch of friends and a community that comes together for Cabarlah Ladies Day.” I have met so many people over my lifetime from all walks of life and I am so proud this year again to have some wonderful speakers attending and sharing their real life stories.  Having moved to St George in July 2020 and with the frustrations that COVID brought to our lives we hope that our 2023 event will bring ladies together for yet another fun filled day of, laughter and some incredible speakers from locally and around the globe. 

Natalie Says

” I love to bring people together and to facilitate events. I love to celebrate Country Women, hear Peoples Stories, make new Friends and rekindle old Friendships. I love to support our local businesses, and I love to be apart of an event that raises funds for Heartkids, a disease that that has affected the children of many of my friends and their families. The marketing, the media and event management gives me a buzz. I hope you are able to attend one of our uplifting, supportive and fun days with your friends. It will be one of your fondest memories ever.” 

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Eight babies will be born today with Childhood Heart Disease (CHD). In Australia, it is the most common birth abnormality and the leading cause of death for children under one.

There is no cure, and sadly each week five young Australians will die from CHD. HeartKids Queensland provides support to children who are born with or acquire Heart Disease, many of whom undergo multiple life-saving heart surgeries. We strive to provide high quality, caring support, information and advocacy and to give hope to these families as they undergo their difficult journey.

We created Cabarlah Ladies Day to celebrate women and have a day/evening of lovely company, Delightful Stalls and Raffles, food and fun