Gladesville’s Bayview Tavern will be hosting Beers for Books, a fundraising initiative supporting global charity Room to Read, on Wednesday June 27.
This event will encourage guests to enjoy a drink in the name of helping child literacy initiatives in developing nations. One dollar from every drink sold puts a local language book in the hands of a child who may otherwise not have access to books.
An initiative of Room to Read volunteers David Luschwitz and Kosalay Pather, the two teachers are seeking to spread the gift of literacy that we take for granted in Australia.
“Being a teacher, empowerment through education is close to my heart,” says David. “I believe education is the key to the eradication of global poverty.”
Kosalay concurs, adding that personal experiences have impacted on her desire to spread the word about literacy. “Room to Read has a special significance for me as my South African grandmother was never given the opportunity to learn to read or write,” she explains. “This lack of education severely limited the choices available to her throughout her life and continues to do so.”
The Bayview Hotel is more than happy to be involved in the program, joining venues from all around the world hosting events to raise money for the cause. “It is a real privilege to be able to host the Beers for Books event and the whole team is really looking forward to a great night that supports a very worthy cause,” says Michael Smith, Manager of the Bayview Tavern.
A raffle and auction will take place, featuring great prizes that have been donated by local businesses – including an artwork by renowned artist John Phillips, an iPad, outdoor furniture, and NRL memorabilia.
Beers for Books will run from 6pm, Wednesday June 27, Bayview Tavern, 166 Victoria Rd Gladesville.