Other than the beautiful souls out there giving donations to our cause we also hold fund raising events throughout the year…
We had a great time and input into this fundraising event held in the beautiful coastal town of Ulverstone by the Multi-Cultural Community and Refugee health social worker for us on September 14th 2018.
We had an amazing time and were thrilled in what was achieved, and the event raised over $500.
The event involved presentations from different ethnic communities in Tasmania, some delicious aromatic foods and drinks, traditional cultural music and dance as well as a very colourful fashion parade.
Our President, Roxy, can be seen dressed in a traditional Indian Sari.
We really went out on this one and had so much fun!
We held our fundraising dinner this Friday night, and loved every moment of it as we served up our flavoursome colourful and delicious dishes mostly from the Middle Eastern Africa region.
We extent our gratitude to the Launceston North Uniting Church for their help and the venue. Also our volunteers… we can’t thank you enough for your help and making the night such a success!
Bright Star Foundations raised over $4000 in donations, tickets, and the silent auction. The raised funds will be personally delivered by the organisation’s founder, Besta Peters, who grew up in the war-torn nation, and still holds its future close to her heart.
A heartfelt thank you to everyone!
Launceston charity Bright Star Foundation is holding a fundraising dinner this Friday night, with money raised going towards children’s education in South Sudan.
The funds will be personally delivered by the organisation’s founder, Besta Peters, who grew up in the war-torn nation, and still holds its future close to her heart.
All of Besta’s immediate family was killed in the civil war that has ravaged Sudan since 1983. An orphan from the age of four, she was raised by her aunt, and walked ten kilometres a day in order to go to school…
At school, Besta Poni Peter wrote her answers in the dirt, because she didn’t have money to buy a notebook. She had one pair of shoes. Her chair was a rock in the shade of a mango tree, her school a grass house.
Growing up in Sudan, alone after losing her parents and her brother, all she had was the support of the people around her, and an unwavering focus: she was going to complete her education, and do something with her life.
Those years of going without have crystallised Ms Peter’s resolve into an unrelenting drive to give back…