Share the Dignity reached out to TAD Graphics to photograph their inaugural DigniTEA event, which was held on the 28 May 2016 at the Pagoda Resort and Spa in Perth, Western Australia.
DigniTEA, in recognition of International Menstrual Hygiene Day, provides an opportunity for friends, family and the wider community to come together to raise awareness of the daily challenges that homeless and disadvantaged women in our community face each and every day.
I very much believe in giving back to the community, so I was more than happy to donate my time to photograph this worthy event. The images will be used by the not-for-profit organisation for a range of marketing collateral, including their social media channels.
The Perth event, hosted by master of ceremonies Bones, was part of a national initiative. Approximately 90 guests enjoyed a delicious high tea in the Pagoda’s beautiful historic ballroom overlooking the Swan River.
Guest speaker Dr Ann O’Neill was on hand to share her moving and inspirational story as to how she was inspired to establish angelhands. Shadow Minister for Women’s Interests, Simone McGurk MLA, also spoke about the impact of womens issues in the community.
A raffle was also held on the day, to raise much needed funds for homeless women and women in refuges who simply can’t afford to buy feminine hygiene products. The charity coordinates and distributes sanitary items to women’s shelters and organisations that assist homeless and disadvantaged women across Australia.
It was wonderful to see so many people coming together to support the charity, and the event organiser was really happy with the photographs I provided, thanking me for “capturing the day with such spectacular photos”. It was a pleasure to help out and do my bit to help raise awareness for the charity.
About Share the Dignity
Share the Dignity is a public benevolent institution aimed to provide homeless and at risk women nationally with sanitary products to allow them a sense of dignity at a time when they need it most.
To find out more about the fantastic work of this not-for-profit organisation, head over to their Facebook page.