Hundreds of women from across the Goulburn Valley came together on Sunday to listen to online sensation Sophie Cachia talk about her journey.
The 26-year-old Australian ‘‘mummy blogger’’ sold out the 500 tickets to the Shepparton appearance in just one hour.
Known as The Young Mummy, she has developed a vast online following since giving birth to her first child when she was 23 years old.
Ms Cachia’s adoring local fans lined up an hour ahead of the huge event where she donated her time to raise funds for The Bridge Youth Service.
‘‘It’s so exciting to see so many women,’’ Ms Cachia said.
‘‘I do quite a lot of events, so to be able to come out to Shepparton is awesome.’’
Ms Cachia was on hand to speak with fans about her journey, motherhood and, as she likes to say ‘‘boobs, pubes and all’’.
Co-organiser Amanda McCulloch from Big Rocks Consulting said she and Jess Blizzard from the Talent Collective came up the event concept.
‘‘It’s great to be able to bring Sophie to Shepparton,’’ Ms McCulloch said.
‘‘She’s popular, she’s likeable and she has been really accommodating doing the appearance for free, so we can raise as much money as we can for The Bridge.’’
Ms McCulloch said they drew the major raffle, which had $6000 worth of prizes — all donated by local and national businesses.
Selected stall holders also operated throughout the venue — the McIntosh Pavilion at the Shepparton Showgrounds.
Deniliquin-based stall holder Alisha Taylor from Aria and Harper had a special piece for sale, which she said Ms Cachia personally designed after the pair developed a relationship over social media.
‘‘I said she should design something ahead of the event, so she made the Florence Gigi lanyard in honour of her daughter,’’ she said.
The event ran throughout the afternoon on Sunday at the Shepparton Showgrounds.