Frocktober fundraiser for ovarian cancer research

Lots of girls like to dress up and Jilly Berry is no different.

But when she donned a dress every day for the month of October and uploaded a photograph of herself it was for a cause other than fashion.

Jilly, the daughter of Judy and David Berry, grew up in Dungog and now lives in Maitland.

She had been taking part in Frocktober, wearing a dress every day to highlight and raise funds for research into Ovarian cancer which claimed the life of her beloved grandmother Nessie.

"About four years ago I decided I'd do something extra and the first year I held an afternoon tea and an op shop prom at the pub,' said Jilly.

"The afternoon tea was fairly small scale at mum and dads in their yard, everyone just brought a plate, that sort of thing. This year I was approached by Barclay Real Estate in Maitland to sponsor the event and it just grew from there."

The event at OB's in Bolwarra exceeded expected ticket sales and all 170 attendees came fabulously frocked up, helping her raise $6,926 - with the donations still rolling in.

You can donate on Jilly's fundraising page and keep up with her fabulous fashions on her Instagram page - Fabulous Frocktard.