Floral theme helps charity ball bloom
A FLOURISH of whimsical frocks and floral arrangements will help lighten the mood for a heavy-hearted topic: the global trafficking of women and children.
Tonight’s Be Hers charity ball will educate women on the issue of human trafficking and the ways they can help.
“Many of us don’t realise the enormity of the problem,” Be Hers charity founder Melody Towns said. “We want others to know that these statistics don’t need to be over- whelming. Everyday women can make a difference.”
When the Sandford mother first learned about the millions of women and children trapped into slavery, she was shocked into action.
Since she started the charity event eight years ago, close to 10,000 women had attended, with an audience reach of more than 20,000 others.
“It’s been quite amazing to watch,” she said. “It’s the idea of moving from apathy to awareness to action.”
This year’s theme, Let Love Flourish, will feature thou- sands of unfurling blooms symbolising new beginnings.
Adding to the ephemeral effect will be a handful of flowing dresses donated by Tasmanian designer Talita White.
The Macq02 event has already sold out, with more than 800 women to attend.