Our cornerstone annual events are critical fundraising drives and have developed a popular community following. The Annual Gala and Melbourne Cup Luncheon generate much-needed donations and raise awareness of the Shelter’s work.

IWD Luncheon, Moby Dicks Whale Beach
Please visit our Facebook page by clicking the More Information hyperlink below to enjoy the full album of spectacular shots from the inaugural IWD Luncheon, taken by local Northern Beaches photographer Toby Peet.

We warmly thank The Boathouse Group and bassike for hosting this extraordinary event in support of NBWS.

Their generosity and that of  the 144 attendees raised $63,000 to support our residents,

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NBWS 2019 Gala, Manly Pavilion

 Our cornerstone annual fundraiser, this year’s Glamour Gala was held Saturday 25 May 2019.

Please visit our Facebook page by clicking the More information hyperlink below to enjoy the full album of stunning images, taken by local Northern Beaches photographer and long-time NBWS supporter, Julie Crespel, who donated her time and talent on the night and in post-production. Thank you, Julie!

Photo credit: Julie Crespel Photography.

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NBWS will be hosting a Melbourne Cup Lunch at the beautiful Gilberts Room, Novotel overlooking Manly Beach.

There will be a delicious 3 course meal and a glass of French champagne on arrival.

Our Melbourne Cup lunch is a fantastic event that brings our community together to raise much needed funds so that we can continue supporting homeless woman to rebuild their lives, reclaim their independence and re-join society.


Other Events

Our resources – human and otherwise – are extremely limited. We always warmly welcome and need our community to fundraise on our behalf.

Running an independent fundraising event at which NBWS is the ‘Charity of Choice’ is a very popular and straightforward vehicle for our supporters.
All you need is a great idea and passion for our cause. Plan a fundraising event with friends, community group, sporting club or work colleagues – big or small.

It is often best to plan an activity that you enjoy or are already undertaking on a regular basis.
Fundraising ideas include:

  1. Long lunches
  2. Raffles
  3. Fun runs
  4. Ocean swims
  5. Bake sales
  6. Golf days
  7. Afternoon teas
  8. Market stalls 
  9. Literary High Teas

If you would like our involvement, or need some advice on planning your event, please contact Diana, our Business & Communications Manager (Wed-Fri), at or phone +61 420 776 491.