Amber Lawrence will be the star attraction at The Change Angels’ Live Band Karaoke fundraiser for the Child Protection Unit, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick
Friday 24th July 2014, 7.30PM at Coogee Diggers. Buy tickets HERE.
The award winning singer songwriter and reigning 2015 CMAA Golden Guitar Female Artist of the Year is lending her support to volunteer fundraisers, The Change Angels.
Although Amber Lawrence is preparing for her national tour she will squeeze in a performance to help The Change Angels raise over $20,000 for the Child Protection Unit.
“I just couldn’t refuse to join The Change Angels at their Live Band Karaoke fundraiser to support the Child Protection Unit”, said Ms Lawrence. “The fact I will be singing with a Live Band and not a karaoke machine on the night is a bonus!”
“The statistics are so worrying, with one child dying every two weeks as a direct result of assault in Australia and one in three girls and one in six boys experiencing some form of sexual abuse before the age of 18″.
The Change Angels is a volunteer organisation that works tirelessly to promote child protection with the hope that that they can make a difference in the fight against child abuse and give children the chance to grow up in a safe and loving environment.
Through their fundraising activity The Change Angels help support the talented and dynamic team in the Child Protection Unit at Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation, through two programs that directly impact children who’ve been abused and neglected.
Money raised at the LIVE BAND KARAOKE NIGHT on Friday 24th July at Coogee Diggers will help support therapy groups for children and young people who have been sexually abused and also support groups for their parents.
These groups offer a safe place where children and parents deal with trauma in a friendly, non-judgemental environment.
Children and young people learn they are not alone and are listened to and understood by other children, young people and trustworthy adults.
In addition to the program for children and parents, the Occupational Therapy program helps to rehabilitate children in care, whose development has been impaired through the trauma of severe long-term abuse.
Deanne Dale, Clinical Co-ordinator of the Child Protection Unit is incredibly appreciative of the work that The Change Angels do and how their support can help the lives of those people she works with.
“We work at the coalface with some pretty horrifying cases, but we stay strong and focused on supporting the children, young people and their support networks throughout the ordeal”, said Ms Dale.
“We treat children from newborns to 16 year olds and offer them medical treatment, counselling support and ongoing care throughout the crisis of trauma and beyond. When people like The Change Angels come along to support us we feel uplifted and so very grateful. They have already raised over $18,000 for us so far and are committed to raising another $20,000 for us at Live Band Karaoke”, said Ms Dale.
Tickets are selling fast and sold out last year. Ticket price of $75 includes food and one standard drink with all profits going directly to the Child Protection Unit. Tickets cannot be purchased at the door.
McGrath Coogee, Platinum Pre School and The Manildra Group are the generous sponsors of this event which would not be possible without their support.