02 November 2008

Providing a safe environment for street kids got one step closer last night…

Well last night was a very big night in Cairns. I was fortunate enough to be the MC of a fundraising event for Harald’s House (www.haraldshouse.com), a local initiative to raise $1 million to build an emergency accommodation house for street kids in Cairns. The founder of Harald’s House, Harald Falge, has been feeding street kids for almost 20 years and in an emotive presentation last night he told how his “customers” have been as young as 4. Hard to believe isn’t it?

Well 250 people got together at a mammoth gala event, held at the Cairns Sebel Hotel. Collectively we raised about $30,000. Not a bad nights work at all and it took the total raised so far over the $500,000 mark. There are too many people to thank individually here – but there were about 80 companies that got behind this event and the concept as a whole. An event of this size really is a huge project and I was very proud to see so many people having such a blast.

So to everyone involved, as organisers, sponsors, donors or participants on the night – thank you!!!

Now we have another $500,000 to raise…..and I have absolutely no doubt that the people of Cairns will make this a reality.¬†

Cheers,

AG

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