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International Women's Day

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International Women's Day


This year we have partnered with the Women's Friendship Group to celebrate International Women's Day. This year's theme is #BalanceforBetter.

Join us for a sit down, two-course lunch with beverages and help raise much needed funds to support international program Empowering Young Women in Cambodia.

Empowering Young Women in Cambodia

The Women's Friendship Group is a non denominational, non political, multicultural group for women from diverse cultural backgrounds in Manningham. They are currently fundraising to empower women in the Cambodian Roka community, who often find themselves becoming breadwinners after family members are injured from landmines.

Raffles and an exciting live auction will be held throughout the event, raising money to support the program. The fundraising will be run by the Women's Friendship Group and directly supports women in Cambodia. Landmines in Cambodia are a major problem, especially in rural areas. This is the legacy of three decades of war, with some 40,000 amputees, it has the highest rate in the world.

Guest Speaker - Melissa Noonan

Our guest speaker for the day is Melissa Noonan, CEO, Limbs for Life. Melissa's organisation is the peak body for amputees in Australia and provides services to thousands of amputees and their care givers, who rely on the programs and services for assistance prior to, or after a limb amputation. Melissa will talk about the journey of amputees in a third-world country compared to Australia.

MC - Lucy Holmes

Our MC for the day is 89.9 Light FM's, Lucy Holmes. Lucy has been on 89.9 Light FM in Melbourne for over 10 years and is part of the award winning Lucy and Kel breakfast show with over a million listeners. The breakfast show won the coveted CMAA 'Most Engaging Radio Show' of the year, two years running.

Dress: Smart Business/CasualBookings: Bookings are essential. Tables of 10 or 12 are available. 

$10 from every ticket will be donated to the Women's Friendship Group to support their fundraising efforts for empowering women in the Roka community in Cambodia.

www.manningham.vic.gov.au/iwd 



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