Luncheon to raise money for clown doctors
A celebrity luncheon, with Australian actress, scriptwriter and novelist Ms Judy Nunn, will be held to raise money for the Humour Foundation Clown Doctors service at The Bayview Hotel on February 10.
It is being organised by Ms Toni McLean of Aunty Molly's Seniors Entertainment.
Ms McLean said Clown Doctors had historically been deployed in hospital children's wards but had also recently taken the plunge into entertaining seniors in aged care facilities.
"They say laughter is the best medicine and Clown Doctors certainly provide plenty of it wherever they go.
"That's why Aunty Molly's is delighted to support this great cause," Ms McLean said.
Ms McLean said Ms Nunn would be the luncheon's guest speaker and would be discussing her multifaceted career.
"Judy Nunn's career has been long and illustrious.
"After combining her internationally successful acting career with scriptwriting for television and radio, Judy decided in the 90s to turn her hand to prose," Ms McLean said.
"Her first three novels, The Glitter Game, Centre Stage and Araluen, set respectively in the worlds of television, theatre and film, became instant bestsellers."
She has since developed a love of writing Australian historically-based fiction and her fame as a novelist has spread rapidly throughout Europe where she is published in English, German, French, Dutch, Czech and Spanish.
"She is currently one of Australia's leading fiction writers, her most recent novel, Khaki Town.
"In 2015 Judy was made a Member of the Order of Australia for her 'significant service to the performing arts as a scriptwriter and actor of stage and screen and to literature, as an author," Ms McLean said.
Bookings for the luncheon are essential.
Media release, 20 Jan 2020
Toni McLean, Aunty Molly's Seniors Entertainment