2024 Supporters

Thank you to our wonderful Gold, Silver and In-Kind Sponsors and prize contributors for 2024!

Gold Sponsors

These are our Gold Sponsors.

“I believe in giving women a voice. Got Your Back Sista gives women a voice, and Hey Soul Sista podcast gives women a voice.

We ALL want to live a happy, joyous life on purpose. But it can be a struggle navigating the challenges, set-backs, what is going on in our minds. 

The Hey Soul Sista Podcast is another channel to give women a voice that needs to be heard and providing inspiration and life learnings to their sistas listening.” – Melissa Histon

Rippit Golf was formed to provide a multi-function practice golf themed facility close to the centre of Newcastle.

There are a range of simulators to cater for all levels of golfers, from the new beginner through to the Tour Professional.

Kurrajong Kitchen is family owned proudly baking Australia’s favourite Lavosh Flatbread in Hawkesbury NSW Australia Since 1993.

Salt Property Newcastle promises to provide six star service that goes over and beyond your expectations. We are dedicated to being the best, not biggest and providing our clients with a quality experience. We offer a fresh, honest service that is driven by the natural warmth and integrity of Lyndall Allan.

We are here to bring down walls to communication, simplify the complex and to provide a safe space to ask questions about what can sometimes feel overwhelming.
As independent agents, we can keep things small, so we can spend all our time doing what we do best; looking after our clients and selling houses! We promise unparalleled service from entry level to super-premium.

Leading the way in the sought after Newcastle suburbs, we believe our home town offers all the benefits of a big city but with a unique ‘Country to Coastal’ vibe. Everything is so accessible beautiful beaches, heritage homes, quality schools and facilities are understandably making Newcastle the new place to be.

We nurture our potential buyers, reaching out to them with marketing that targets their interest in real estate. We help you decide how to sell – maybe you’d like to use the services of the only female auctioneer in Newcastle? We develop new leads through traditional marketing, but also by reaching into their homes with sneak peaks of up-coming properties on social media.

Let Salt Property Newcastle handle your sale, and you’re already halfway to SOLD!

We are a specialised restaurant who prides ourselves on giving our customers the educational experience of pairing our fresh creative menu with the best Australian craft beer available! Whilst providing a friendly relaxed environment with exceptional service.

Silver Sponsors

These are our Silver Sponsors.

Visitors to Maroba call it "amazing" and "exceptional" - we just call it home and we hope you will too.

We know you’ll feel welcome from the moment you walk down the red carpet (really!) to join our happy community. We offer a number of options, whether you’re looking for independent living, you need some day-to-day help or you need specialised care. We take the time to explain the whole process of joining us, and your care, so you’ll understand how everything works.

You can choose Maroba in complete confidence that we are fully accredited with highly skilled employees to care for your every need. Our team love what they do and they genuinely enjoy helping residents settle in. Plus there are activities to help to foster the sense of community we believe is so important to the wellbeing of our residents.  

Cooks Hill Parkside is a new luxe loft style accommodation in the heart of Cooks Hill, across from Centennial Park & a short walk to the beach, cafes & shops. The architecturally designed loft features; 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, fully equipped kitchen & can sleep 4 guests in comfort. It has all the trimmings of home only better, we do the laundry! Take in all the sights & sounds that inner city Newcastle has to offer, or take it easy in the courtyard.

The team at SD Strategies is passionate about helping businesses align corporate strategies and activities with global sustainable development priorities, achieving outcomes that benefit people and the environment – and drive business success. We use internationally recognised frameworks such as the Sustainable Development Goals and the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights to help our clients frame their sustainability strategies, identify risks, train and educate staff and undertake desk top and on-site audits. We’re working hard to raise awareness of modern slavery risks in Australian and international supply chains and work closely with company boards, executives, legal and procurement teams to identify, assess, address and remedy modern slavery risks and impacts. With 40 million people trapped in modern slavery globally (and millions of those people working in Australian supply chains) we certainly have our work cut out for us. We welcome the challenge!

Tillys Play and Development Centres are privately owned child care centres owned and operated by Ron and Donna MacIntyre and their family. Donna and Ron MacIntyre currently own and operate Long Day Care Centres at Abermain, Bolwarra, Cardiff, Chisholm, East Maitland, Gillieston Heights, Greta, Fern Bay, Rutherford and two at Waratah.

Donna and Ron have also previously owned centres at Largs, Dungog, Mannering Park, Tamworth, Singleton and Muswellbrook.

We pride ourselves on providing the highest standard of early childhood education and care.

Driven. Dynamic. Dedicated. No other real estate business has a greater passion than Commercial Collective. We pride ourselves on taking an individual approach to each project based on unique needs, researched evidence and current market trends. That’s because we want to deliver much more than exceptional results; we believe the true value of our vast combined experience, reputation, connections and the commitment we make to each client is a long-lasting relationship based on trust and respect. It’s how we exceed expectations; it’s why we enjoy referrals and repeat business; and it’s the reason we continue to love what we do. Every day.

Charlestown Square is the #1 fashion, dining and entertainment destination in the Hunter Region.

Servicing our community for over 40 years, Charlestown is home to the Hunter’s only Apple Store, Sephora, Myer, Lego Certified Store, Glue Store, Dr Martens, City Beach, The Trybe and French Connection, just to name a few!

Hosting free family entertainment and the Hunter’s must-do events all year round, Charlestown is a place of connection and a destination of choice.

In Kind Sponsors

These are our In Kind Sponsors.

Hi, I am Margaret Godfrey and I love numbers and showing people what the possibilities are for them. Over the past 13 years as a personal mortgage broker in Newcastle, I have helped hundreds of people to achieve their dream of home ownership, purchase investment properties or improve their financial situation by restructuring their existing home loans.

Whether you are researching real estate, looking at buying, selling or leasing, whatever the reason, I'm here to help you with kind, honest & factual information & advice that you can rely on.

Emily Rees - The Kind Agent

Celebrant - MC - Voiceover Artist - Community Ally....and then some!

Want to know more about Nell's celebrancy style and personality vibes? Good, cause we made a highlight list for your viewing pleasure.

Nell is:-

  • young(ish), vibrant, creative, professional (i.e. will wait until after your ceremony to steal your beers)
  • weirdly drawn to paperwork and wordy stuff
  • humour-driven, smiles for days, genuine, open-minded, warm, but probably won’t hug you #notahugger
  • an avid skull admirer, burger eater, beer consumer, cheese fiend and mad baker
  • full of personality, marches to the beat of her own drum, and has distinct personal style (hope you like black)
  • steadfastly refuses to rely on boring recycled wedding templates and voice scripts
  • kicks run-of-the-mill going-through-the-motions ceremonies to the curb
  • a prolific over-user of hyphens, brackets and bullet points

100% uniquely openly herself whilst 100% all about you - every ceremony Nell gets her blackhearted little hands on is tailored to each individual couple's personalities, needs and wants - whatever that looks, sounds and feels like - go your own way, all the way.

If you are seeking a design agency that has a genuine buzz associated with it, where you can effectively engage the creative team and bring your brand to life; then your cog just might be the right fit for their engineroom.



Originally hailing from a small country town in the Central West of New South Wales, a move to the ‘big city’ in her formative years saw Timberlina attend one of the State’s best-ranked performing arts High Schools, where she dabbled in all things dance and drama.

After short hiatus from the limelight, Timberlina was re-born in spectacular style and glittery glory in early 2017, and continues to be an ever-evolving chameleon of the performance and hosting world.

Timberlina’s over-the-top style and dazzling repertoire, coupled with her naughty quick wit, will keep you fabulously entertained for hours. You can catch her at her regular gig, Bingo with Timberlina, at The Beaumont Hamilton, Newcastle Timberlina is also available for private and corporate bookings as an MC, Presenter, Host, Marriage Celebrant and all-round-entertainer.

So you love delicious chocolatey brownies & thick caramel slices? Well you've come to the right place.

These two rich delicious slices are our FAV things to bake meaning we pour a lot of love and good things into what we do. Take it from us, you want to try the Red velvet Oreo cheesecake brownie, Its our fav.

So what are you waiting for?! Get shopping and spend some sweet treats to your friends or family.

We hand deliver across Newcastle and the Hunter Valley and ship around AUS.

I am a lover of sunrises at the beach and indoor plants and for the past 14 years my profession has been a photographer in and around Newcastle. If it had to be defined I would say I am a photographer of people!

Finding and capturing the energy that can only be You. My connection with Michelle started when I photographed Hunter Homeless Connect Day, and as happens in Newcastle, the connection has flowed onto other awesome events!

Being able to capture Divas on the Green this year is so exciting and I’m so grateful to be a part of such an awesome community! Oh and I get to dress up too!!

Andrew Monger is one of the most experienced and respected professional photographers in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley region.

His passion for photography is complemented by his versatility enabling him to produce consistently high quality photography. 

He established AJM Photography, in Newcastle, in 1992 after spending 10 years working as a commercial photographer traveling the world.

AJM Photography is now the preferred choice of many of the Hunter Valley's leading businesses and community organisations for corporate photography. And is consistently sought after as a reliable and intuitive wedding photographer with a friendly attitude.

Myrtec take a strategic, proactive and business-oriented approach to Information Technology.

They use the latest software and business processes to provide seamless IT support to companies seeking to leverage technology to achieve their business objectives. By automating routine monitoring and maintenance tasks, they are able to reduce the overall cost of technology and focus on strategic IT initiatives.

Myrtec take responsibility for delivering results and endeavour to create long-term partnerships with their clients. Their renewed focus on client needs is a core part of the way they do business and they are always happy to discuss ways in which your company can use IT to improve productivity, reduce costs and add value to your bottom-line.

Every woman of every age, size, shape and color possesses the timeless power of one-of-a-kind sensuality and beauty.

​For most of our lives we have allowed society, we have allowed friends, family and partners to dictate how we feel about our bodies. We’ve shamed ourselves for gaining weight, for losing weight, for having bewbies that are too big or too small, stretch marks (that I like to call beauty marks), wrinkles, beer bellies… all the fun stuff! Just because we grow older, we have children, families, spouses and careers this doesn't mean that our feminine side and the want to treat ourselves disappears. We continuously talk ourselves down and all this instead of embracing who we are NOW and loving the skin we are in TODAY. It’s safe to say that the act of love heals more than the act of hate, and that has never been more direct then when it’s within out own bodies.

​I’m here to empower you to love yourself just a little bit more. Whether that's taking the leap into self love for the first time, OR walking with you as you continue your journey.

I’ve created all sorts of packages to satisfy every budget. Also, this is a safe love zone. I do not discriminate based on race, religion, body shape, gender… or what ever other box you’ve been put in to. I’m just here to make you feel sexy and beautiful.

My Photography Services are offered in Newcastle NSW Australia and Sydney Australia. I travel once a year to the United States and also have all Australian capitals as well as New Zealand on my sights. I offer a range of photographic services for a variety of occasions. Sessions are currently offered at PD HQ here in Newcastle Australia, at your home or on location.


Prize Contributors

  • Newcastle Weekly
  • Hunter & Coastal Lifestyle
  • St Martins of Tasmania (Simon Holloway)
  • Rundle Tailoring
  • Joey Davis Designs
  • Dougheads
  • Express Liquor
  • UtopiaX
  • Talits Estate
  • Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service
  • Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Carnelian Projects
  • Beaute & Be
  • Ollie's Cafe
  • Corefit
  • Women Embrace Adventure
  • Event Cinemas Kotara
  • Mint Business Centre
  • Rational Health
  • Love Parenting
  • Oscar & Matilda
  • The Pilates Barre
  • Mary Girishna