Maggie Dent to speak at Living Child Inc fundraiser


Barbara Jamieson, Alicia Tearle, Sara David, Jennifer Smith & Heather Inglis Picture: Jon Hewson d452066
Barbara Jamieson, Alicia Tearle, Sara David, Jennifer Smith & Heather Inglis Picture: Jon Hewson d452066

An annual fundraiser for Riverton-based Living Child Inc will bring childhood guru Maggie Dent to inform the community and raise much-needed funds for the local not-for-profit organisation.

Living Child Inc provides midwifery services to women in remote Papua New Guinea.

It was established four years ago by Bull Creek midwife Sara David, in response to the high birth death rate and violence against women.

Event organiser Jennifer Smith said PNG was a dangerous country where more that 70 per cent of women are victims of serious violence and abuse.

“Living Child is making a real difference in the lives of women in the regions they visit,” she said.

Mrs Smith said having Dent speak was a brilliant way to encompass the message of motherhood and safe birthing.

“I knew Maggie Dent was a great speaker, she’s a parenting and resilience expert and she is quietly changing lives,” Mrs Smith said.

Dent will speak from her book Black Duck Wisdom.

“It’s a funny, light-hearted book that addresses some of the bigger issues in life like family, love and friendship, and taking the time be still and enjoy the little things…everyone is guaranteed to take something valuable away from this event (and) the money they raise will go directly to the life saving work of Living Child,” Mrs Smith.

Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start at the Riverton Baptist Community Church, 38 Modillion Avenue North, Shelley.

Tickets are $30 each.