$70,050 raised – Our Mothers Eyes


10 years since the end of the war. There was so much we wanted to share but we knew there were emotions we wouldn’t be able to capture, stories we wouldn’t be able to tell. So the best way we knew how to reflect and remember was through the eyes of mothers. 48 mothers.

Through their stories, we raised a massive $70,050. We were so excited that guests sponsored what they could – from $100 to $10,000 – it shows what a small room of people can achieve in a couple of hours.

The donations made on the night will allow us to walk side-by-side with not just these women, but hundreds more, and ensure they can break down the barriers that keep them excluded.

On top of the amazing gallery of the mothers portraits, through the night we heard the amazing spoken words of Kirsty, learnt about Palmera and were compelled to give through our wonderful MC, Kavitha. We heard the unique perspectives of donors who have been with us in the journey and got a sneak peak – through Anthony, head of Programmes at one of Australia’s largest international agencies – how Palmera is scaling our work.

And while we reflected and remembered, through the sense of community and hope in the room, we began to look forward: how the next 10 years can be the continuance of a journey that leads to freedom of choice for all the women, men and children with whom we work.

We shared some poems/videos on the night which are below

The amazing spoken word by Kirsty Anantharajah

Click here to read this moving tribute.

To all those who supported us and to all of those who attended, thank you.