A Special Invitation to join us on Wednesday 1st May, 2013
On the 1st May 2013, YesCambodia.org will be hosting a very special Charity Cocktail Party and book launch of Beauty Within Darkness: Letters from Cambodia at Government House for the benefit of Tara Winkler’s, Cambodian Children’s Trust.
The theme of the evening is about embarking on special journeys and in the process discovering the reward that comes from the “gift of giving”. This will be a special evening with two formal presentations followed by a themed Cocktail Party.
Two Very Special Presentations:
The opening Guest Speaker will be Glen Bosman, Chairman of YesCambodia and the author of Beauty Within Darkness: Letters from Cambodia, which will be launched on the evening with all proceeds going towards the Cambodian Children’s Trust. Glen will share part of his journey, as reflected in his book, as he departs from the rigid, middle class world of urban Australia and steps beyond the boundaries of his own fortunate life, and into the struggle and torment of the Khmer people.
The second, Guest Speaker, Tara Winkler, the Founder of Cambodian Children’s Trust (“CCT”). In 2010, Tara’s journey was featured in Australian Story, “Children of a Lesser God”. The CCT was started in 2007 when Tara Winkler and her Cambodian team rescued 14 children from a corrupt orphanage in Battambang. Today, the CCT is a community development organisation, which runs Family Foster Homes supporting over fifty children; a Family Outreach Programme; and, a thriving Youth Centre supporting nearly one hundred underprivileged children.
All proceeds from the evening will go towards assisting CCT in the establishment and operations of a Women’s Refuge Centre in Battambang. The purpose of which will be for the empowerment and support of women and girls; protection and justice for women and victims of sexual abuse; and, achievement of equality between women and men.
Fabulous Food and Wine:
The “East meets West” themed Cocktail Party will be led by West Australian Food Ambassador Don Hancey, the Founder of YesCambodia. Don will team up with 12 of WA’s leading Chefs to prepare the finest fusion of food, accompanied by signature WA wines, beverages and ciders.
A Taste of What’s to Come on the Night “East Meets West” Chef’s include:
- Fiorentina Patisserie Gelateria (Chef Izzi Messina)
- Forrest Hill Winery/Sharp Infusion Catering (Chef Dan Sharp)
- Government House, Western Australia (Chef Andrew Newland)
- In Contro Restaurant (Chef Peter Manifis)
- Mondo Butchers (Master Chef Vince Gareffa)
- Must Winebar (Chef Russell Blaikie)
- Panorama Catering (Executive Chef Nic Duncan & Don Hancey)
- Perth Convention Exhibition Centre (Executive Chef, Richard G. Taylor)
- Taste Buds (Chef Sophie Budd)
- The Classroom (Chef Ryan Larsen)
- Thee Oyster Shucker (Carl Masyk)
- 5 Senses Coffee (Shaughan Dunne)
Tickets are $150.00 each. Numbers are strictly limited so we encourage you to book early. BOOK ONLINE now.
We look forward to your support!
CCL No. 20975