Sunset Soirée 2017 was a beautiful celebration of the work that Seed Foundation has done in the support of First People's Health. Seed Foundation was born out of recognition of high deprivation, low employment and poor health outcomes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The main aim of Seed Foundation is to facilitate pathways to higher education and employment opportunities for young Indigenous people in rural communities.
Held at the Gold Coast Arts Centre in July, we had an awesome time grooving along to incredible performances from Jump Jive & Wail, the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts and Serotonin. We were also fortunate enough to have many generous donations of extravagant auction items up for grabs complete with a live auction with our auctioneer, Andrew Morello, Winner of the Apprentice Australia.
On the night we raised over $11,500 for Seed Foundation Australia which has already been put to use supporting students in North Queensland! This most definitely would not have been possible without all of the amazing support that we received from individuals and businesses along the way, including the Gold Coast Arts Centre, Fleurus, Bruce Lynton Jaguar. Special thanks must go to our organising team, Sara Izwan, Krupa Shah and Tien Chen; our MC's for the evening, Blake Jones and Cath Tanzer; our speakers, Vernon Armstrong and Prof. Roianne West; and Gillian Rumpf and Amy Wallace for their invaluable assistance.