Committee rebrands as “ladies”

The Lady Mayoress’s Committee has reformed and rebranded after being cut by the City of Melbourne in June.

The charity, now known as the Melbourne Ladies Committee Inc, will have its inaugural event at 2pm on April 16 at the Bishopscourt in East Melbourne. It will include a recital from the Australian National Academy of Music.

Committee treasurer Gabriella Stefanetti said the charity would have many events this year continuing its long tradition.

The Lady Mayoress’s Committee was formed in 1959. In recent years it relied on the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation (LMCF) for its administration.

Ms Stefanetti told CBD News at the time the committee was “blindsided” by the LMCF’s withdrawal of support. 

“She said they were no longer behind us. Everyone was just so stunned. The way they did it really upset us,” she said.

Ms Stefanetti said the independent charity was ready to continue working for those in need.

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