(Pictured: Marta Dusseldorp)
Actress Marta Dusseldorp and comedienne and radio personality Wendy Harmer will be the guest speakers at Australia for UNHCR’s annual Mother’s Day Lunch this Friday, May 9. The event receives strong support each year from women in the financial services industry and this year’s sponsors are TAL (gold) and Antares Capital (silver).
UNHCR says the lunch will be a celebration of Motherhood and will raise funds for the 15 million refugee and displaced women around the world.
The fundraising target for the lunch is $100,000, which will be used for programs that will help protect women from sexual and gender-based violence.
Marta Dusseldorp, of ABC’s ‘Janet King’ and the Seven Network’s ‘A Place to Call Home’, says that refugee mothers and their children should be supported and shielded.
“Refugee mothers are just like you and me. But instead of feeling free and able to provide safe, secure and normal surroundings for their children they must fight everyday to give them just the basics,” she says.
The event will be held at 12pm at The Ivy Ballroom in Sydney and tickets are still available at http://www.unrefugees.org.au/mdl.