Fashion at Palazzo raise funds for women’s charities

31 Mar

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By Ashley Bronwyn Pillhofer, Bond University Journalism Student

Gold Coast fashionistas frocked up on Friday night for a night of glitz and glam at the Palazzo Versace to raise funds and awareness for two charities that support Women’s health.

The night was hosted by the Bond University ‘Making a Difference’ student group and raised $13, 354, which is $8000 more than their goal, for the Luke Batty Foundation and Destiny Rescue.

The Luke Batty Foundation is focused on preventing and raising awareness to family domestic violence on a local level.

Destiny Rescue is a not-for-profit organisation that rescues children and young women from human trafficking and sex work in southern Asia.

Tears were shed by those in attendance as football legend Matthew Adamson shared his harrowing experiences with international sex trafficking.

Matthew’s main message on the night was that the more awareness we raise and the more we talk about this issue and try to fix it the quicker it will be solved.

Attendeee Nichola Eliott talked about the overall running of the event.

“It’s a fantastic night,” she said.

“All the funds go to such a good cause and the designers and organisations all stand for great causes.”

Sharing similar sentiments, attendee Jessica Small talked about how fulfilling it was to attend an event with such good intentions.

“The night is going well, it’s a really interesting new experience and it is helping people,” she said.

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