From the beauty queen stage to raising the platform for people with disabilities, ex-television personality Belinda Green is putting the high heels back on – this time, to raise money for a cause close to her heart.
Ms Green has returned to Kareela after living away from Sutherland Shire for 13 years, but she has swapped her glam life for something a little more low key.
The former Miss World of 1972 has graced national screens over the years, has hosted many a luncheons, and was on the Premier’s Council for Women.
In 2013 she received the Order of Australia Medal for community work.
A move to Cowra was the start of a quieter life mixing with animals, as she became a wildlife carer for kangaroos and wallabies after graduating as a vet nurse at age 66.
Last year, she featured on ABC’s Australian Story.
On Melbourne Cup day, November 6, she is hosting a charity event that is raising money for Wheelchair Sports NSW.
“My husband and I are racing enthusiasts and we have had racehorses ourselves, but we are also ambassadors for Wheelchair NSW, which helps people with their rehabilitation,” Ms Green said.
“We have a real soft spot for them because we believe being active is important for well-being.
“This event will be a little different – there won’t be fashions on the field, and it will also appeal to men as well as the ladies.”
The luncheon is from 11.30am-4.30pm on at Sporties, Kareela Golf Club.
Paralympian and patron of Wheelchair Sports NSW Louise Sauvage is the guest speaker and there is a chance to win a morning tea with Sydney racing identity Gai Waterhouse.
Tickets are $70 each.
Bookings 9809 5260 or here.
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