Tafe students to host A Night to Sparkle for Tiny Sparks WA

Olivia Pike, Kayla Hansen, Ally Simes and Abbey Davidson with four-year-old Sophie Taylor ahead of their fundraiser for Tiny Sparks WA. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d493283
Olivia Pike, Kayla Hansen, Ally Simes and Abbey Davidson with four-year-old Sophie Taylor ahead of their fundraiser for Tiny Sparks WA. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d493283

SPARKS will fly for WA’s smallest and bravest next month.

Four North Metropolitan Tafe students have been inspired by Sophie Taylor to host A Night to Sparkle to fundraise for Tiny Sparks WA, which helps families with high-risk pregnancy, infants requiring neonatal care and associated childhood impacts.

Sophie was unexpectedly born at King Edward Memorial Hospital on September 23, 2015 – 17 weeks premature and weighing just 639g.

“Sophie is more than just a statistic in the number of prem babies born each year, she’s my niece,” Alkimos student Abbey Davidson said.

Ms Davidson experienced first-hand what her sister endured during the many months it took to get Sophie to a healthy weight and size.

During this difficult time, parents Victoria and Paul Taylor received help from Tiny Sparks and now Ms Davidson wants to return the favour.

Along with fellow students Kayla Hansen, of Doubleview, Ally Simes, of Dianella, and Olivia Pike, of Kingsley, they have created Boutique Events to host an evening to shine a light on Tiny Sparks.

The fundraiser will be held at The Reveley on June 22, including a welcome cocktail with a rooftop view of Elizabeth Quay, canaps and three drinks to follow.

There will also be a DJ to get the dance floor moving, raffles and a silent auction.

Guests are encouraged to dress to impress.

Tickets are $80 via boutiqueevents19@gmail.com.