Despite the rain, excitement is building for Saturday’s Be Her Freedom event at Coledale.
The event is a sell-out with more than than 200 tickets snapped up, and a waiting list of eager hopefuls waiting by the phone for a last-minute call-up.
The glamour-event has been organised by a group of 11 amazing Northern Illawarra women to raise money to fight the global issue of human trafficking, particularly the trafficking of women, through the A21 Foundation.
You can read our earlier story HERE.
“We have been overwhelmed with the level of support from the local community,” says spokesperson Lisa Brooke. “Word has spread about the success of last year’s event, and local people have really dug deep to help this year.
“There are 11 on our committee, but everyone has called on favours from friends so the actual list of wonderful helpers is much longer.”
Lisa says they have also been touched by the generosity of local business, with so many donating raffle prizes to help with fundraising.
She says there are also lots of people kindly donating their talents. “Austinmer vocalist and musical theatre star Gen Davis will perform for us, Jess Hewitt from the Austinmer Dance Theatre will perform an interpretive dance piece, and we have a visual artist creating a work on the night.
“Also artist Kym Cleaven has created an amazing interactive sculpture which will include everyone who’s there on the night. We even have a surprise performance from an international act!”