The Runaway Brides of Variety Bash head to Lock

BRIDES: Emma Pedler (back), Simone Bertram, Rayann Hetzel and Zoe Woolford at a recent fundraising event. Photo: Rob Lang

BRIDES: Emma Pedler (back), Simone Bertram, Rayann Hetzel and Zoe Woolford at a recent fundraising event. Photo: Rob Lang

Port Lincoln based Variety Bash fundraising team 'The Runaway Brides' will be in Lock next weekend, hosting a Ladies Night as part of this year's fundraising efforts.

The Variety Bash helps disadvantaged children across the Eyre Peninsula and the state, and the Brides are fundraising for the 12th year in a row in 2019 with a target of $100,000.

Bride Boss Emma Pedler visited Lock last year to speak at a women's health night, where locals expressed to her the lack of events in the area held especially for women.

Ms Pedler said the conversation sparked an idea to bring the Runaway Brides up to provide a social event not often possible in the town.

"There's nowhere in Lock you can go and have a cocktail," she said.

Ms Pedler encouraged women from nearby towns to get involved.

"We're hoping ladies from nearby will take the opportunity to come support Variety," she said.

She encouraged anyone who cannot make the event to buy a ticket anyway as a way of supporting the cause.

"All the money we raise and more has been put back into the Eyre Peninsula community," she said.

The Ladies Night will be held 7pm Saturday, March 30 at the Lock Football Club, and will feature cocktails, a photo booth, live music from Tascha Jordison and catering from Michael Bertram.

Country-based online store Folk and Soul will be sending clothing to the event for the women to peruse, and there will be a makeup stall offering both products for purchase and touch-ups on the night.

Tickets are available at satickets.com.au or through their event page on Facebook, with a free cocktail on entry.