Personal stories and experiences with epilepsy resonated with many people during Taree Quota Club's awareness campaign.
The club raised funds in Taree and Wingham throughout March for Epilepsy Action Australia alongside a public conversation about the disorder.
Club president Nancy Boyling said many of those who purchased merchandise or raffle tickets knew someone affected by epilepsy.
"A lot of people purposely came down to buy tickets and talk about epilepsy," Mrs Boyling said.
The group raised more than $1600 during the campaign. Winners in the raffle were B Lemont of Taree, J Krotz of Old Bar and B Meehan of Wingham.
The group capped off the campaign with a fashion parade at the Manning Regional Art Gallery.
About 80 people attended the event that featured many elegant models taking to the catwalk in the autumn and winter collection of Margo's Boutique.
Mrs Boyling was thrilled with the response to the day.
"It's (the art gallery) a beautiful venue, I was blown away by how easy it was to have a parade there," she said.
"Lots of ladies walked away with inspiration for a new outfit."
Another recent club project was a donation to the Early Connections childhood centre. Taree members teamed up with the Gloucester and Forster Tuncurry clubs to donate $3414 for specialised equipment at the centre.
A lot of people purposely came down to buy tickets and talk about epilepsy.Nancy Boyling, Taree Quota Club president
These activities are just a taste of what's to come.
To celebrate 100 years of Quota International and the 72nd anniversary of its inception in Taree, Russell Saunders OAM is creating a seat for the Taree CBD.
The seat, crafted from a log, will feature intricate carvings of hands and butterflies.
"He's about halfway there," Mrs Boyling said.
It is set to be installed and unveiled next month near Spotlight on Victoria Street.
The club will also hold a barbecue at Taree's Bunnings Warehouse and an Australia's Biggest Morning Tea event in May.
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