CELEBRATE THE SUN
SILENT FASHION AUCTION & FUNDRAISER
Proudly Supporting beyondblue: the national depression initiative
1O NOVEMBER 2010
6pm – 8pm
THE BIRD, 181 William St Northbridge Perth Western Australia
CELEBRATE THE SUN is a collaboration with Western Australia’s creative forces to raise awareness for beyondblue: the nationalndepression initiative.
Our key objective is to celebrate the importance of creative expression and raise awareness on depression in support of Beyondblue, an Australian independent, not-for-profit organization working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substanceuse disorders in Australia.
A special industry night will be hosted by WA’s fashion & accessory designers where 100% of funds raised through a silent auction of fashion items and donation barrel will be directed to beyondblue to assist in research, education and providing effective services for those going through mental illness.
CELEBRATE THE SUN is supporting beyondblue to help raise awareness and reduce the stigma.
Over a million people in Australia live with depression. Over two million have an anxiety disorder. Depression affects 1 in 5 women and 1 in 8 men in their lifetime. Many people don’t realise they are suffering from it, or if someone they know are going through an ordeal as a result of not knowing how to cope with life’s struggles and make effective change. For some, it’s too late and as a result suicide is the victim’s only path to freedom. With the right treatment, most people recover.
It's easy to help raise awareness. Sometimes the simplest acts have the greatest impact - just talking openly about anxiety and depression helps reduce the stigma.
CELEBRATE THE SUN has the confirmed support of the following WA designers, creative entrepreneurs, editors, bloggers & businesses:
FASHIONWA.COM – Jacqui Brown
GENERICS ACCESSORIES & ZANTHUS – Lisa Chau
MARTINI & COZ, RASBERRY + POP – Natasha Hinett & Erica Allia
ON TOUR – Alicia Sorgiovanni
ONE FELL SWOOP – Daniel James Waite Romanin & Nikolina Ergic
MALACHI ALISTER YIAP – Alister Yiap
JOVEEBA – Alison Cotton
LONELY 8 BIT HEROES – Zoe Trotman
DAVID &/OR BILLY – Jeromy Lim
TU – An nie Chong
MERGE – Lisa Chau, Julia Silk, Ainslie Higgins, Christine Tang
METHOD – Dale Emery
BETTS SHOES – Gino Premici
CONSTANCE BOWLES MAKE-UP ARTIST – Constance Bowles
TONY & GUY Perth Central – Jude & Paul McEwen
DROPSTITCH.COM.AU – Emma Bergmeier
MATT JELONEK PHOTOGRAPHY– Matt Jelonek
KARENCHENG.COM.AU – Karen Cheng
ONWILLIAM.COM.AU – Aimee Johns & Lake Bovell
CUT&PASTE DVD – John Macliver
OUT IN PERTH – Scott- Patrick Mitchell
X-PRESS MAGAZINE – Chris Coufos, Alia Bannani & Emma Bergmeier
PREVOSTWEIR ARCHITECTS – David Weir
THE BIRD - Mike O’Hanlon
THE BIRD will donate $1 for every guest through the door on the night with local musician Ryan Dillon on acoustic for the special 2 hour event. Our own Jacqui Brown of FASHIONWA.COM and Cosmopolitan’s Fun Fearless Women’s Entrepreneur of the Year award recipient 2010 will be opening the auction items at 7pm on behalf of our WA’s designers.
The ‘real’ street style models will be selected by Emma B of Dropstitch while each bid is generously made by silent ballot. In addition, a money barrel will be available to accept donations - 100% of all proceeds raised at CELEBRATE THE SUN will go directly to beyondblue.
This special event will gather 120 of WA’s most influential fashion contributors to CELEBRATE THE SUN in 2010.
CELEBRATE THE SUN will acknowledge all individuals donating with a blue wrist band. Complimentary refreshments and gift bags will also be provided on the night.
All further donations after this event can be made directly to the beyondblue Research Ancillary Fund Trust.
For more information visit: http://www.beyondblue.org.au/