Women’s Resource Centre fundraiser

Sally Douglas (right) with managing director Pisey Khim and a WRC donor.
Sally Douglas (right) with managing director Pisey Khim and a WRC donor. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Women’s Resource Centre fundraiser

The Women’s Resource Center is organising a cocktail party at King’s Road Angkor on Saturday March 8, to coincide with the 104th International Women’s Day.

The ticketed soiree will include free-flowing cocktails and canapés from five of the King’s Road restaurants, and in addition, for all of next week, 20 per cent of profits from the complex will go towards the centre.

In arranging the party, the Women’s Resource Center is collaborating with the Blue Pumpkin for the second year running.

Centre support officer Sally Douglas says Blue Pumpkin is providing its, “amazing support to donate 20 per cent of all profits for the week of International Women's Day, March 3-8, from all restaurants they own at the King's Road complex, to the Women’s Resource Center, as well as the cocktail party.”

The evening, which kicks off at 6pm, takes place on the lawn in front of Emperors of China restaurant. Guests can sample canapés from all the restaurants such as Terrazza, Yoshinoya, Pho 24, Emperors of China and of course the Blue Pumpkin, while dancing the night away to live music.

Douglas says, “We will also be screening our video, In Her Cambodian Shoes and a follow-up film, In My New Shoes, during the evening on a big screen, which we feel depicts very well what the centre does and how we support women in Cambodia.”

Money raised over the next week will go to the centre’s programs and services supporting women in Siem Reap.

Douglas says the centre relies on fundraising initiatives such as this to continue its work supporting women through counselling, essential education on positive parenting, health and legal aid, marriage and family law, domestic violence, and gender roles and equality.

Tickets for the cocktail party cost $10 and can be purchased at Blue Pumpkin branches at Kings Road, Sivutha Boulevard and Old Market before March 6.

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