Introducing 2017 Jacaranda Queen Candidate Rachael Noakes

By Sarah Templeton, Westlawn Wealth Management
26 July 2017

Westlawn Finance and Insurance are very excited to announce the sponsorship of Miss Rachael Noakes in the 2017 Grafton Jacaranda Festival Queen Quest. Rachael is the daughter of Steve Noakes, an Accountant at Westlawn Business Services.  

Rachael is a very talented singer (you may have heard her voice recently on a popular TV show) a wonderful girl with a great personality and a very bright future.

2017 Jacaranda Queen candidate Rachael Noakes at Westlawn Race Day

Rachael congratulates Kids Fashions winner Jamaica at Westlawn Race Day.

Rachael recently spoke to the Daily Examiner about her quest to be crowned 2017 Jacaranda Queen.

“I haven’t really gotten out into the community myself, so really, that’s the big thing (for me),” Rachael told the Examiner.

“This year has been all about jumping out of my comfort zone,” she added.

“I’m excited about going to each of the events with the other candidates, it’s going to be really fun.

“I think the main thing is that with this whole experience, I just really want to make connections with people I wouldn’t usually make connections with, if there is anyone out there who wants to meet me, just come and say hello.”

Help support Rachael

Jacaranda Queen candidate Rachael Noakes with Sarah Templeton

Rachael with former Jacaranda Queen, Sarah Templeton, (and Leanne Williams) at Westlawn Race Day.

A large part of being a Jacaranda Queen Candidate is raising funds for the future of the Jacaranda Festival and we would love it if you could support Rachael in any way you can.

Major Raffle tickets are currently on sale over the front counter in Westlawn’s Grafton office for the chance to WIN A BOAT valued at $13,500, an Apple IPhone, or a $500 Harvey’s Jewellers Gift Voucher!

Be sure to follow Rachael throughout her Jacaranda Queen quest by liking her Facebook page here. And you can stay up to date with all the Jacaranda Queen candidates and this year’s Jacaranda Festival at

Join Rachael for High Tea

Why not say “hello” by joining Rachael for a High Tea in support of her candidacy at Aromas Coffee Lounge, Bent Street, South Grafton at 12.30pm on Saturday August 12. Cost is $25 per person. If you’re off the gluten, it’s just $5.00 more.

To book a table, contact:

  • Rachael Noakes on 0402 739 963
  • Rita Noakes on 0423 477 501
  • Kellie at Aromas Coffee Lounge on 6643 2218.

Christmas in July … in August

Fancy a little Christmas in July … in August?

Why not join all this year’s Jacaranda Queen Candidates for a fun fundraiser with plenty of unseasonal Christmas cheer at the Village Green Hotel on Saturday, 5 August. Buy your tickets from Rachael and you’ll be assisting her fundraising efforts.

From all of us at Westlawn, we wish Rachael and her fellow 2017 Jacaranda Queen Candidates all the very best in their quest. It’s sure to be an exciting time and an inspirational journey.

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