The Rotary Club of Frankston Sunrise is the proud sponsor of the 7th annual Children of Ghana Charity Ball on June 17, 6.30pm at the Frankston Arts Centre.
This fabulous night, started just seven years ago by local family Tony and Cheryl Carter, has become an important date in everyone’s calendar.
The Carters started raising funds for children living in poverty in Ghana after their daughter Aimee Braganza spent more than 12 months volunteering at a children’s home in 2005. It was an experience that changed her life forever, as it did for Tony and Cheryl after their visit in 2010. With the help of local Rotary clubs, they have been working tirelessly to raise awareness and help provide the children and babies with a happier future.
Funds have been generated into supplying school uniforms, education, medical services, food and clean water. Aimee returned to Ghana in September 2016 to visit the children, visit local Rotary clubs and look for worthwhile projects for the Carters to support.
This year the funds raised will help provide fresh drinking water to a remote village with help from Disaster Aid International and the Sky Juice Foundation. The Carters also hope to arrange concreting of a school yard at the Offin Children’s Centre in Kumasi. This area, used by the school children and children from the home, changes from a dust bowl in the dry season to a muddy mess in the wet season, making play time almost impossible.
The Days for Girls International project, which was very well received on Aimee’s recent visit to Ghana, will be the Carters’ last project for 2017. They will be seeking a local Rotary club in Accra or Kumasi to help implement this and the other projects.
Tickets to the 7th Annual Children of Ghana Charity Ball include a four-course meal, start-up drink package followed by drinks at bar prices, pre-dinner entertainment, guest MC BRODIE HARPER from Channel Nine, auctions, raffles and BIG CITY BEAT back by popular demand - one of Australia’s favourite show bands.
For tickets and sponsorship enquiries, call Cheryl on 0400 516 265.