Popular Sunshine Coast entrepreneur, Mum and photographer, Anna Gilbert, is a Sunshine Coast business owner with a big heart and a community focused mind. She contributed to many charity fundraisers over the years by donating her photographic services as prizes for various fundraisers. She never thought that one day, she would be asking for help for someone very close to her heart.
When her young son Dante was recently diagnosed as having a mild form of cerebral palsy, it really highlighted to Anna the number of children on the Coast with disabilities and how much assistance some families really needed.
Ms. Gilbert said “It's every parents worst nightmare to hear that their child faces life with a disability and there have been some difficult times with Dante's therapy so far. However, I do know that many other children suffer more serious disabilities and need so much more care and attention that mine”
Sunshine Butterflies http://www.sunshinebutterflies.com.au/ was founded in 2005, originally under the name of Butterfly Kids, to improve the lives of children with disabilities by providing families with parent to parent support, information and individual assistance. The team offer support and share information on issues related to caring for someone with a disability.
Ms. Gilbert said “My heart broke seeing what a lot of children and parents were facing waiting in the hospital at the Cerebral Palsy Health Unit. I have this opportunity and I just wanted to raise awareness and raise funds for a fantastic group like Sunshine Butterflies who are helping families through difficult times."
Ms. Gilbert has organised a fundraising event. The event is on Thursday 24th June 2012 from 5pm to 7pm and includes drinks and canapés, live music by popular duo Angela and Anthony Brissett and an opportunity to raise funds through a raffle with a range of key ticket item prizes.
The event will also coincide with the launch of the Anna Gilbert Photography commercial recently filmed on the Coast’s beautiful beaches. Businesses interested in attending are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org to register and secure their place.
Anna Gilbert Photography is a Sunshine Coast based lifestyle portraiture and wedding photographer who specialises in contemporary and natural, creative lighting with clients from Brisbane, Toowoomba and the Gold Coast.
Sunshine Butterflies Fundraiser
24th of June 2012
5pm to 7pm
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