Cocktail of Fashion & Fundraising hosted by MRS Australia Globe 2012 Karen Gee

ROAR Charity & the Hilton present

Cocktail of Fashion & Fundraising hosted by MRS Australia Globe 2012 Karen Gee Tickets

6:00pm, Wed 6th March, 2013
Marble Bar, NSW

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In its 7th year, ROAR charity is still motivated by its core belief that; “Education is the basis of sustainable development. Therefore, our mission is to continue to raise funds and improve educational outcomes for orphaned and disadvantaged children in rural areas of Rwanda.”

ROAR is the brainchild of Rwandan born Lily Nyamwasa. An inspiring woman who escaped from the horrors of civil war in her country, Lily settled in Australia in 1995, and in appreciation of her change in fortune, later formed ROAR Charity. Living in Australia, Lily wanted to give back to her home land and empower the most vulnerable members of the community - its children.

"I believe the best gift you can give a child is love and care. Equally, education gives them a sense of freedom, self-reliance and helps broaden their knowledge. In the past 8 years, we have helped more than 1000 children that attend Linganwe School. We have bought them school uniforms, school materials, shoes and healthcare cards. We are committed to raising enough funds to build a well to enable the kids to gain access to clean drinking water" said Lily Nyamwasa, President of ROAR Inc.

The 2011 event raised over $12,000 and brought to fruition ROAR's 2 year dream of building water tanks on the premises of the School. This has profoundly enhanced the lives of not only the children attending the school but those from the surrounding villages.

The night will kick off at 6pm with a lavish red carpet adorned with models, sculptures and musicians to welcome guests. Karen Gee, Ambassador of Living Well Hilton, will MC the event adding chic to and highly glamorous and exclusive event. Crowned Mrs Australia Globe 2012 seemed just the beginning for this altruistic, passionate woman. Karen supports healthy lifestyle and is a 'positive body image role model for young women.'

Karen has been a shining light by aligning and working for major organisations such as Hilton Hotel, BMW Sydney Carnival and Good Work(s) Make a Difference.  Karen thrives on giving back, working with people and offering her expertise to speak at functions all year round to raise money and awareness for those less fortunate.

Entertainment will include performances by  Aicha Keita  acclaimed African dancer will perform and lead an audience interactive drumming session to awaken the crowd and prepare them for the first of 2 runway shows and Yannick Koffi, one of Australia's most exciting emerging musical talents. This 13 year old multi-instrumentalist of Afro-Australian heritage has a unique sense and understanding of music that is a rare pleasure to witness..

In his short career he has attracted a lot of media attention featuring in several newspapers and magazines, including The Sydney Morning Herald, London Metro, and The LIFE magazine in the Ivory Coast. He regularly performs professionally at Australia's most famous venues and festivals.

In 2008 after securing an endorsement with FENDER he was invited to join the outstanding "Super Kids" band in Japan as part of a TV show called "Unbelievable!". He also appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show.

After winning a scholarship he now attends a prestigious arts college called The McDonald College.

His visit to the Ivory Coast in December 2009 presented the opportunity to perform a series of concerts in Abidjan where his musical talent and maturity struck many local and international musicians and spectators. During these concerts he performed alongside famous musicians including Alpha Blondy, Ismael Isaac, Kadjeem, Desire Gadeau, and Caribbean superstar Jacob Desvarieux from Kassav'.

In 2010, Yannick was invited to the United States to share the stage with legendary reggae act, "Third World", at the Home Run Music Festival in Florida. While performing in Florida, Yannick's talent was recognized by CBS News and broadcast on their network.

A live Auction will feature original works of art, family holidays and sporting memorabilia. The night will be closed by models wearing the latest and best in eveningwear and couture from Nomiki Glynatsis, Gemeli Power and Achea-mpong by Suzan Mutesi.

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