Yay, yay! We are happy to announce that we have set a date for our cocktail night. Saturday 13th August, 7pm for 7:30. We have finalised the invitations and ordered wristbands which will be your 'ticket' after payment has been received. In order to keep ticket prices down (so you will have more to spend on the silent auction items) we will be self-catering delicious canapés. We will also have a mocktail and cocktail bar with very reasonably priced drinks. Tickets are $20. All profits will go to A21. We are hoping for more that $1500! Tickets will be available from Tuesday 21st June at the Tailrace Centre between 9-10am and 12-1pm (ask for Jenny- Tuesdays only) or directly after church (12:30pm) on Sunday at New Directions Community Church, Riverside. You can also email us at email@example.com to make other arrangements.
On the night we will be holding a silent auction with the reality in mind that many of these girls are auctioned off to the highest bidder within the sex trade. We are still finalising items but hope to have a wide range of vouchers, handmade items, wine, food, art and gifts. Please bring along your generosity wallet. All items have been donated and all proceeds will go to A21.
Around the room, will also be up to 10 cards where you can write a special message to the girls in the Greek safehouses, encouraging them and reaching out to them in love. We think it would be incredible if we could fill these cards with messages of hope and the healing to be found in Jesus. If you would like to think about a special quote or verse that would be appropriate, please bring it on the night.
We would also love your prayers leading up to the event for us to find the right sponsors and supporters and the right mix of people to touch and reach their hearts. We are looking forward to seeing as many as possible attend.
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...