Show support for a great cause at Cafe 115 this August 16 as they play host to the Free To Shine Masquerade Ball in aid of neglected Cambodian children.

Some of Melbourne’s great jazz and blues acts gather for a one-night-only extravaganza that promises to be a lot of fun. Matt Dwyer, Andrea Marr, Robb Papp, Diddy Reyes and a DJ, form a line-up that is worthy of your $60 entry donation fee that will include canapes, drinks and a gift voucher for Simone Perele.

A sell out Masquerade Ball will raise $5,000 for the Free To Shine charity that believe children should be in schools, not brothels. Set up by local Mornington resident Nicky Mih, the organisation has enrolled 200 girls that otherwise may have been sold into sex trafficking – and they have a big goal – to enrol another 500 by this time next year.

The idea of the Masquerade Ball is that the mask symbolises those girls who remain enslaved so wear a colourful mask that represents a strong character.

Help out this Mornington based charity with your donation at the Free to Shine Masquerade Ball at Cafe 115,  115 Main Street Mornington, August 16. Tickets $60 from www.eventbrite.com.au. For more info go to www.freetoshine.org.

SIMON BURKE