Vegala guests watched the sun fade into the ocean as the St Kilda LSC venue room glowed golden. The inimitable DJ Mockadile brought his signature laid-back playlist of tunes, and as the night wore on spontaneous clusters of dancing broke out, forming an impromptu dance floor which continued until closing.
ALV president Noah Hannibal and campaigner Emma Hakansson gave speeches thanking the guests for their support and detailing some of ALV’s work in 2019, including the just launched Goat Truth campaign, which received huge applause at the news of a recent victory in removing goat milk soaps from Miranda Kerr’s personal-care products.
Patrons generously bid for a selection of fantastic prizes during the live auctions, raffles and silent auctions on offer. Money raised on the night will is going directly towards ALV’s Liberation Sanctuary, a forever home for rescued animals.
Guests left the venue grinning and overwhelmingly thanked us for a wonderful evening, as they were presented with a gift bag of goodies to take home.
Incredibly talented makeup artist Inèz very generously donated her time and supplies to provide a makeup touch-up service. She also offered tips and advice about how best to apply makeup to suit an individual’s complexion and style.
If you missed out on tickets this year, keep a lookout for Vegala 2020. We plan to evolve and innovate every year!
A shout out to our incredible event organiser and volunteer Victoria Wilson who worked tirelessly to make the night a success!
Thank you so much to all of our wonderful volunteers, kitchen staff, waiters and organising crew.
Many thanks to the individuals and businesses who contributed silent and live auction items:
Sans Beast, TWOOBS, Forma Hair Salon, Eco Beauty Tools, Nobees, Sassy Organics, Jack and Jill personal care, Wine Revolution, Northcote Natural Therapies, Frankie Cosmetics, Koala Eco, Best Friend Holiday Retreat, and Salvatori Lolicato.
Thank you to the individuals and businesses who donated both products and discounts to the gift bags:
Red Balloon Candy Artisans, The Vegan Dairy, Australian Natural Soap Company, Bite Society, Kresho Bar, Orgran, Purely Vegan, One Leaf Organic Teas, Northcote Natural Therapies, Melbourne Hypno-Birthing, Candace Borg Consulting, Sassy Organic, Lust Minerals, Frankie Cosmetics and Wine Revolution.
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