Oaks Day at Eat at Whalers Encounter Bay 2017 | PHOTOS

More than 120 people were at Eat at Whalers, Encounter Bay, on Thursday, November 9, for Oaks Day, as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

The day raised funds for the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Beachhouse, which is to be built at Encounter Bay for children going into palliative care.

Mark Richards was the master of ceremonies for the day and said it was a huge success with women coming from all over the region to attend the event.

“It was very special and for a very good cause. Oaks Day is a day for the ladies and we have made it more than just a horse race,” Mr Richards said.

Also in attendance were Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie and State Member for Finniss Michael Pengilly.