Top hatter has an eye on our heads

NEIL Grigg, Australia's leading hat-maker, is coming to Rockhampton next week to cast an expert eye on the headgear worn by race-goers.

Grigg, an internationally renowned milliner who has dressed royalty, will judge fashions in the field at Callaghan Park on May 12.

It's his way of supporting cancer research as Cancer Council Queensland will be the main beneficiary of the Amateurs Race Day.

The Sydney-based designer, who created a beautiful hat for Princess Mary during her first Australian visit home with new husband Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark, is thrilled to be a special guest for fashions.

Regional fundraising co-ordinator at Cancer Council Queensland, Casandra Kunst, says it's wonderful that he has made such a special effort to come to Rockhampton.

"It really is an honour to have such a well-respected international milliner join us to judge the fashions.

"To have the support of someone so talented and respected is wonderful, and Neil's participation will no doubt attract more people to the Amateurs Race Day and therefore help us to raise funds towards our mission to defeat cancer.

"We anticipate a great turnout and look forward to seeing the ladies and gents in their finest fashions on the day."

All proceeds from the $10 entrance fee for fashions will be donated to the charity and women and men of all ages are invited to participate.

"With more than $7000 in total prizes and such a special guest visiting town, this is an event not to be missed," she said.



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