Free To Shine’s Mornington Masquerade, October 10, was a roaring success. With help from the local community and businesses they raised $6,549.
Free To Shine works to stop sex trafficking in rural Cambodia. They identify and help girls who are at risk of being trafficked, get them back in school and give them the chance at a brighter future. This night of fundraising from Mornington will enable Free To Shine to enrol 21 more girls onto their scholarship program. Local musicians Nino N. Kuzmar, Freya Hanley and Black Water Riff generously donated their time and their music and gained a few fans along the way.
With the support and donations of local businesses and local people, they raised $880 from a $20 ‘Lucky Dip’ and $1,480 from a live auction. There were two other Free To Shine masquerades on the same night, on the Sunshine Coast and Sydney. With these three fundraisers and generous people, Free To Shine raised a total $20,523. Enough to find and enrol 68 more girls into their program. Ten new ongoing sponsors were found for the girls already on the program.
Free To Shine would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who attended and supported them on the night.