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Charity Fundraiser


I really feel it is important to give back so when I had an opportunity to collaborate with award winning Brisbane Artist Carla Benzie to create a unique way to bring awareness and raise funds for Farm Animal Rescue (FAR), I jumped at the chance.  FAR, whose slogan is Friends not Food, is a place of refuge for animals that have been freed from abusive situations and factory farms.

Stage one of the collaboration started back in May with a photo shoot at the Farm in Dayboro which also brought together some very well known Vegans and FAR supporters such as Australian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Emma Dean; James Aspey a public speaker whose goal is to increase peace through education, encouragement and inspiration; Billy Simmonds an entrepreneur, martial artist, bodybuilder, performer and winner of the 2009 INBA Mr Universe title, most notably, an advocate for the ethical treatment of animals, for human health, and the environment, as well as LeanGreenie – Stacey Parish, Online Vegan Coach; Gemma Winchester founder of Vegoutt, well known Chef Alejandro Cancino and Moo Free Burger founders and Charlie’s Group Michael and Johnny.

From the images taken back in May, Carla created some impressive artworks.  These artworks form Stage 2 of Carla and Simone’s collaboration, the Farm Animal Rescue Silent Art Auction and Market Day on Saturday 26th August at Carla’s Gallery at 567 Old Cleveland Road, Camp Hill Brisbane.  The artworks are currently available for sale through silent auction, with half of the proceeds going directly to FAR.  For early bidding, please email Carla Benzie at

The event runs from 4pm – 8pm on Saturday night and is a date that you must put into your calendars as there will be entertainment from Julia Bates MusicJug o’ Blooze and pop-up stalls by Julisa, Lust for LightVegouttOrganic Passion CateringVegan Tribe Earth and Elemental Formations and food from the MooFree Burgers Food Truck and TC Coffee Van 

Cost to attend is $10 early bird tickets, or $15 on the day as well as a $5 fee to bid on the silent auction. Children under the age of 15 are free. Tickets available from the Events Page on Carla Benzie Gallery and Studio Facebook Page or on EventBrite