Elvira & Anita's Girls' Night In

By Elvira & Anita Samardzija

What a night!

Well! The crazy Saturday weather - last bit of rain finished 10 minutes before start time! - did not deter the happy faces and curious personalities. Some dressed to the theme, finding checkered shirts and even borrowing their grandpa's akubra.

Every one of the women who came though had an attitude that makes hosting Girls' Night In worth it. It was lovely to see the smiles, to see you meet one another, and to justbe so interested in everything.

On the night we raised a whopping $1885 in cash! Not to mention everyone who donated online, whether you got to join us or not.

Thank you to all for coming, for donating both your money and time! Thank you to those who helped on the night. Biggest shout out to my mother Elvira, who is the heart and soul of the night. She is a hero. I am not joking when I say that she is already planning for next year.

Our gratitude extends to all who supported in whatever way! 

Bring on next year, yee-haw!

I’m hosting a Girls’ Night In to help all Victorian women affected by cancer

Every year, 15,700 Victorian women are diagnosed cancer, and 6,000 of those will be breast or gynaecological cancers.

Thanks in part to generous Victorians, the good news is that the rate of women dying from cancer is declining. Throughout the last decade, the rate has been consistently decreasing by 1.5% per year. This is thanks to earlier detection of cancers through screening, reductions in tobacco use, and improvements in treatment.

We are passionate about saving even more lives, so we are helping Cancer Council Victoria by hosting a Girls’ Night In. It’s the perfect opportunity to catch up with the girls and celebrate our friendship while raising vital funds.

By supporting us, you’ll be funding ground-breaking cancer research, prevention programs and support services that offer a helping hand to all Victorian women affected by cancer.


Thank you to my supporters!




Elvira & Anita Samardzija


Maggie I

Hi girls, once again you both have done an amazing job! Xo


Keryn O'sullivan


Bec Moon


Charitha Attanayake

Well done ladies.


Marina Goranovic

Sorry I couldn't make it on the day. Hope to see you next year!




Tania Gioffre

Extra cash for auction and raffle fun!


Jemima Tegan Mannix


Jo Taylor


Naomi Watson



Thanks for having me, it was a blast! Here is my additional silent auction donation woohoo ! xoxo


Charlotte + Gill

Thanks for having me and my friend Gill... was such a lovely thing to be a part of!!! You two are amazing <3


Jenny Cam


Elizabeth Doidge

Congratulations on another wonderful night! genuinely had a ball!!


Cerise Hawkins

Thank you for organising an amazing event for a great cause x


Kate Phelan


Andy Thomas

Thanks for the pyjamas!


Jonida Haidar


Ranjani And Amanda Attanayake

Well done on hosting yet another fabulous Girl' Night In! We are so happy we could be part of such an important and fun event! Much love x


Jenny Cam

Amazing effort as always!!!!


Marion Watrin


Bianca Wickham

Happy to be a part of such an amazing cause!


Kerrie Phelan

thank you Elvira & Anita for your generosity and hard work fundraising for women's cancer. You are wonderful women. Kerrie.


Audra Keane

Congratulations on another wonderful event Anita and Elvira. You are both absolute superstars!


Hilary Lane

Great job ladies (and man 😄)


Sarah Phelan

Thanks for organising! Looking forward to being able to make it!


Tania Gioffre

Thanks for organising this event! You're both great! :)


Da Gang


Elektra Scholz


Nu Tran

Sorry I couldn’t be there but I have no doubt it will be just as amazing and memorable as last year!


Christina Iannaccio

Thanks for always hosting an amazing event for a very important cause! Xo


Wendy Taylor

I’m sorry I am unable to join you this year, but I’m sure you will have terrific fundraising money for a good cause. Warmest wishes Wendy


Marcia Di Clemente

Hope this helps a little. We'll be there next year xxx


Licia Dellacroce

Thanks for organising, look forward to a fun night raising money for a good cause


Kate Phelan And Amanda Taylor

Hi Anita and Elvira, thanks for organising this wonderful night, you both do such a great job, and we appreciate it!


Monica O'dwyer


Elizabeth Doidge

So proud to be a part of this! Well done Elvira and Anita!


Kat Milner

Sorry I can’t be there again! I’m in Europe this time- but all the best with the night and keep doing the great work :)


Caroline Norma

Thank you, Anita and Elvira!


Kerry Mullan


Rade Samardzija

Slave jedva čeka


Anita Samardzija


Tynan Mccarthy Tatam


Peter Lane

Thanks for doing this each year, you legends!