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Dining out to benefit children
This year’s International Women’s Day on the 8th of March saw Emerge take part in a very special fundraising dinner.
Emerge featured as the charity of choice at this year’s dinner which gathered together more than 40 women from diverse backgrounds and professions, all united by a commitment to women’s equality and rights. Fundraising activities and donations on the night raised a total of $450, which will provide much-needed funds towards our art therapy program for children.
Those of us who attended from Emerge were delighted to talk about the work we do and, in particular, to explain how our children’s art therapy program works. One of the guests commented: “We are aware that many of these (domestic violence) incidents and situations go unreported and unobserved so I think your presentation struck a nerve with many of those present”.
With VIP attendees including long-standing woman’s activist Mary Owen OAM and guest speaker former Victorian Health Commissioner Dr Beth Wilson AM, there was a lively buzz of debate and conversation throughout the evening culminating in the awarding of door and raffle prizes.
Our thanks to the International Women’s Day Dinner Committee for choosing Emerge and helping us to raise not just awareness but vital funds for our art therapy program.