12th Annual GLAM It Up For Charity – Friday 26th October 2018

Photo credit: Katische Haberfield

It is with a broken heart, I have decided to go ahead with my annual charity dinner, GLAM It Up For Charity this year.

Working inside the not-for-profit sector, GLAM has been my way of giving back to my community each year.  I am grateful that I don’t ‘do’ GLAM on my own. There is a small and amazing group of friends who help me pull GLAM together each year.

In its 12th year, this ‘little’ dinner has now raised over $110,000 for local and grassroots Queensland charities, mostly supporting vulnerable women and children.

Devastatingly, my darling husband and best friend Joe died suddenly in July. I am still in complete shock and crippled with sadness.  The kids and I are struggling to navigate this new life without him.

Joe was kind, whip-smart, fun and funny. He had the biggest heart, always had my back and supported me with every crazy idea, charity event, and dream I had. Without question, he happily came along to every GLAM dinner, even if it meant he was the only guy in the room.

With much encouragement from my gorgeous friends, long-time GLAM supporters and a “you can’t not do GLAM this year Mum”, from Mia (she plans to take GLAM over from me when she is 18), I have decided to go ahead with #GLAM18 on Friday 26th October 2018 at Darling & Co. in Paddington.
Dress theme: GLAM with heart ❤️💕


This year, I would like to support the organisation that fought so hard to save Joe’s life, The Prince Charles Hospital Intensive Care Unit.  The Prince Charles Hospital is Australia’s leading cardiothoracic centre, and funds raised at GLAM will contribute to both research and facilities within the Intensive Care Unit.

The format will be a little bit different this year – it will be cocktail style. Tickets will be $120 per person and include a 3 hour drinks package, plenty of cocktail style food / food stations and a band / dancing til midnight.

I have increased the capacity that the venue can take, so please spread the word and book your ticket ASAP. All very welcome to come along (husbands and significant others incl). This event will be in honour of Joe and with thanks to the doctors and nurses who work so hard every day.

Tickets are available for purchase via www.glamitupforcharity.com

I hope to see you there. Thank you for your kindness, love and support x Tara

#glamitupforcharity #GLAM #GLAM18 #forJoe

If you can’t come along to GLAM, but would still like to support the night, here are a few simple ways:

  1. Buy raffle tickets online at www.glamitupforcharity.com – you don’t have to be there to be a winner
  2. Donate blood – Joe took a huge amount of blood and platelets in his last days. Book in today and donate #forJoe
  3. Sign up to the organ donation registry
  4. Donate or source a prize
  5. Bid on an online silent auction prize – link TBC

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2 Responses to 12th Annual GLAM It Up For Charity – Friday 26th October 2018

  1. carolhaffke says:

    Oh Tara, I am so very, very, very sorry.

    He sounds like an amazing man and I know he must have been because you’re amazing, too.

    How proud you must be of your daughter who wants to take over the reins of this event! I will get some raffle tickets for sure.

    I wish you much strength moving forward. A good friend advised me once when I was going through some hard times to just be strong when I can. I thought that was good advice and I hope it helps a bit.



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