For the last few years we have had the privilege to be involved in the St Jude’s Charity Ball by providing them with a framed print for their silent auction. This year we donated one of our more popular new images titled White Thunder #4.
It never ceases to amaze me the extraordinary lengths some people will go to to help out with very little to gain apart from knowing you have done some good. The school was started by Gemma Rice to educate children in Tanzania that had no other avenue to gain an education. As a young lady herself, Gemma opened the school in 2002 in Northern Tanzania with 3 children, 1 teacher and 1 classroom. Nine years later there are 1500 students, 350 local staff, three schools and 2 boarding campuses.
Children are the future and I believe they have a right to a decent education so I applaud Gemma for her efforts, vision and insight.
I also applaud the ladies, headed up by Julie Hepworth, who started the St Jude’s Charity Ball 6 years ago who have also grown their event significantly every year and managed to raise $19,000 at the end of last year.
They have announced this years event to be held at Rendezvous Hotel, Scarborough, Perth on Saturday 10th December. Tickets will go on sale in July so be sure to look out for it, its a great night out and for a very good cause.