The Driving Force

This blog has come about because of a deep desire to make a difference in the lives of girls who are trafficked into the sex slave industry around the world. We are about raising awareness of the shocking figures and statistics which show slavery is on the increase and is now more prevelant than ever in our history. It is too easy to be put off by the huge numbers (1.4 million girls and women, 27 million slaves) but we are putting our hand up to do all we can to support those who are stepping out and making a difference! We will be holding get-togethers, cocktail evenings, silent auctions and other fundraising events to both raise awareness and funds. Please join us! It starts with one step...

Sunday, 14 August 2011

A very successful night!

We are amazed at the wonderful support of all who attended the evening.  We have raised $4500 to send to A21, enabling them to rescue and restore more girls.  The team did a fabulous job organising the night including set up, bar and food service.  The girls in the kitchen did a wonderful job plating up the donated canapĂ© items - thank you to all those ladies who provided the delicious mini toasts, pastries, slices, tarts, quiches, mini muffins and all the other savouries and sweets.  Our bar staff did a wonderful job, serving over 180 cocktails and mocktails.  The auction items were well contested with everyone getting into the spirit of raising money.

We had a very successful night and pray that the money we will be able to contribute will be extended and multiplied miraculously to save women and girls who would otherwise be trapped and never rescued.  Thank you so much to all our supporters who gave items and to those who attended and contributed.  See you next year and check back in here for other events and updates!

Don't forget to check out the A21 Campaign website and sign up to their newsletter for current events in Greece, Europe and around the world.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

It's getting closer - AND we are sold out!!

We are so incredibly excited with the huge support that has been shown for this cause, both from donations and ticket purchases.  We have decided to cap ticket sales at 75 and think that this will be a great number.  We are sold out!  Looking forward to a great night!

Thursday, 30 June 2011

More supporters - Exciting!!!

We have been doing the rounds of local businesses and are pleased to report we have been getting great support  from them.  Head on over to our Supporters page to check out the latest businesses that have given thier product, service or time.  You can click on each logo to go directly to their webpage.  There is something for everyone!  A huge thank you to everyone's positive response.  We are hoping for a fabulous evening on August 13th for our Cocktail Evening and Silent Auction.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

I like this quote for today:

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
Desmond Tutu 

This goes to the heart of the matter.  There is no sitting on the fence in life; if you know about it and ignore it, you passively condone it.  Man's greatest downfall has been passivity!  Find something that challenges your sense of right and wrong and do something about it.  Find a way to bring your intentions closer to your actions and there you will develop integrity.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

The A21 Campaign - Natalia's Story

The A21 Campaign - Natalia's Story

This is a great overview as to why we are so passionate about this cause. It's easy to be overwhelmed by the numbers; but remember this girl could be your sister, your niece, your DAUGHTER...

Saturday, 4 June 2011

It was at Colour conference 2011 when I first heard about human trafficking. Being a mother of a 3 year old daughter, it shocked and broke my heart hearing that there were girls the same age around the world who are sex slaves and are required to engage in “adult” experiences. Since then, my passion for doing something has grown and I can not do nothing. So join with me and a host of other women to: “BE HER RESCURER” as they cannot be rescued without us using our voice and freedom. These are things that slaves do not have.

"The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the LORD's favour has come." Luke 4:18-19