Inaugural Family Challenge Fund Raiser Cocktail Party & Art Auction


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Cocktail Party & Art Auction
Inaugural Family Challenge Fund Raiser

Friday Night 7pm 29th October

STAND WITH FAMILY CHALLENGE TO BE COUNTED AMONG THOSE WHO CARE
FOR CHILDREN WHOSE CRY GOES UNHEARD A VOICE
Cocktail Party & Art Auction
Friday Night 7pm 29th October

PROMOTING MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORTING AIDS ORPHANS REHABILITATING X-CHILD-SOLDIERS/SEX-SLAVES I I

Inaugural Family Challenge Fund Raiser
Hosted by Dr. Robi Sonderegger

with Special Guests:
Maroochy Mayor Clr. Joe & Rosanna Natoli
Miss Fiona Simpson MLA, Member for Maroochydore
Shadow Minister for Transport & Main Roads, Shadow Minister for Urban Affairs
Shadow Minister for Women's Policy

A Voice
For Children Whose Cry Goes Unheard
Promoting Mental Health - Supporting Aids Orphans - Rehabilitating X-Child-Soldiers/Sex-Slaves

Stand with Family Challenge to be counted among those who care

Family Challenge is a non-profit Charitable Trust that provides world leading evidence-based mental health services to families on the Sunshine Coast & the developing world. Family Challenge promotes emotional & behavioural wellbeing by teaching life-skills & capitalising on existing strengths & qualities within children, youth, & their families. Family Challenge is founded upon the principles of education, personal autonomy, life purpose, & community empowerment. These principles serve to encourage communities to utilise their own resources for the support children & families in greatest need.

In Northern Uganda, rebel forces continue to kill, torture, maim, rape, & capture large numbers of children; abducting young boys for use as rebel soldiers & young girls as sex and labour slaves. Children are forced to fight against National Military Forces, raid villages for food, destroy property, rape/slaughter civilians, & abduct other children. This year alone, more than 3500 children have been kidnapped, with many girls (as young as 11) given to rebel commanders as "wives" or exchanged for arms and artillery over the boarder in Sudan. Children are often forced to witness their parents being killed. Moreover, as a means of trauma & emotional manipulation, young abductees are required to participate in the killing of other children (or face being killed themselves). Deeply traumatised children who succeed in escaping find their ordeal is far from over & their prospects are bleak. Proceeds raised from this Inaugural Cocktail Party & Art Auction go towards providing professional psycho-social support for child-victims, as well as mental health & rehabilitation training for local health workers & community members.

$20,000+ in donated works-of-art

Family Challenge is a non-profit Charitable Trust that provides world leading evidence-based mental health services to families on the Sunshine Coast & the developing world. Family Challenge promotes emotional & behavioural wellbeing by teaching life-skills & capitalising on existing strengths & qualities within children, youth, & their families. Family Challenge is founded upon the principles of education, personal autonomy, life purpose, & community empowerment. These principles serve to encourage communities to utilise their own resources for the support children & families in greatest need.

Cocktail Party at UnderWater World, Mooloolaba
Tickets Cost $55 - All proceeds go to charity
Bookings Essential: Family Challenge 54501420

Contributing artists include:
to go under the hammer for charity!

Jim Cox, Pat Cale, Liz Duguid, Marc Kalifa, Gary Myers, Kevin Oxley, Judith Laws, Barbara Nye, Jim Fearnley, Nan Paterson, Peter Hudson, Craig Medson, Susan Bowers, Tony O'Connor, Fiona McCarron, Christine Mahler, Judith Sinnamon, Astrid Stevenson, Pam Maegdefrau, Audrey Raymond, Johanna de Maine, Rex Backhaus-Smith

For more details, please visit www.familychallenge.com.au

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Mooloolaba, Mooloolaba




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