We love hearing from people running fundraisers, and the new and exciting ways they find to raise money and awareness for our Foundation.
Imagine how excited we were when we heard author and illustrator, Aura Parker, recently held a story time event at Barker College for the launch of her new book, The Silly Seabed Song, and raised a fantastic $430 for our Foundation.
The Silly Seabed Song is a rhyming story inspired by the beautiful Australian marine life. Aura says the story is “Filled with bright giggling sea creatures and has a very silly song brimming with playful language.”
The launch of The Silly Seabed Song included a special reading by Aura, accompanied by talented pianist Wayne Chang, for the Pre-Kindy, Kindy and Year One students of Barker College.
Together, Aura and Wayne turned the book’s story into enchanting music.
“For a few minutes I thought I was actually on Play School!” says Aura.
Aura’s passion for writing, reading and illustration led her to donate the proceeds from the launch to support our programs in remote Indigenous communities.
“As an author and illustrator I have always been passionate about encouraging kids to write and illustrate stories, to use their imaginations, be creative and brave and get them excited about reading because a love of books can lead to great things” says Aura.
“I wanted to support the work of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation in supplying books to Indigenous kids, particularly the creation of new books in Aboriginal languages with the goal of raising literacy levels and connecting children with stories that value and reflect their community and culture.”
A huge thank you to Barker College for your donations, and to the talented Aura and Wayne for choosing to support our Foundation in such a special way.