Melbourne Cup luncheon, Berry | Photos

The Berry Hotel Melbourne Cup luncheon was a highly-sought after event, sold out well before race day on Tuesday.

Berry community members turned out, looking glamorous in frocks, fascinators and floral attire, the flavour of the season.

Organiser Winn Smith rallied local businesses to dig deep and support the event, a fundraiser to improve the palliative care unit at the hospital in Berry.

And dig deep they did – generously donating impressive prizes for the auction.

Winn, who volunteers at the palliative care unit after family members were cared for there, hopes to renovate the family room at the David Berry Hospital Karinya Palliative Care unit.

She thanked the community for their support, and said it was a shame they didn’t have a bigger venue to accommodate hundreds of people interested in attending.

It was a beautiful spring day, perfect for race wear.