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Misión Posible II

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Guzman y Gomez are hosting their annual charity event with the goal of raising over $100,000 for the children of Misión México.

You are invited to Mision Posible II 2016

A charity event for Mision Mexico, a children’s refuge.

Join us fir a fabulous fiesta, live music, a terrific raffle, amazing auction items, drinks and canapes with all proceeds helping the children of Mexico.

Date: Thursday, 13 October 2016
Time: 6:30-10:30
Venue: The Ivy, Sunroom, Level 3 330 George St, Sydney
Dress: Cocktail
Tickets: $160 per person Purchase tickets online 

We can’t wait for you to join us again for this fabulous fiesta, which will be attended by Pam Skuse, Mum and founder of Misión México.

Donations of $5,000 or more to the fundraiser via Galabid will receive 5 free tickets to the party. This is a fabulous way to not only give to Misión México, but party with your friends, colleagues and associates!

Auction items:

  1. Private dinner in your home for 10 people prepared by chef Manu Fieldel
  2. Sydney getaway for 5 nights for up to 8 people at a private Palm Beach residence.
  3. Sydney Roosters inner sanctum experience for 2 people
  4. Ultimate surfing experience with Joel Parkinson and an autographed board
  5. Exclusive mentoring meal for 8 people with Guy Rosso, CEO KMart & Target & Steven Marks, founder of Guzman Y Gomez.
  6. The Ultimate AFL grand final experience 2017

I Lost My Dream – Melbourne screening

Bartronica will host a screening of Stefan Hunt’s ‘I Lost My Dream’ this Thursday 4th August to raise funds and awareness of the work of Misión México, a children’s refuge in southern Mexico.

A true story about Moacir Zeledon, one of the children of the refuge, we are so lucky to be able to show two screenings of the 10 minute film on the night so be sure you get there early for one of the screenings below:

  • 6:30pm
  • 8:30pm

Venue: Basement, 335 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000

Phone: (03) 9629 9921

The film will be a FREE screening however do think about showing your support through donations on the night or through the purchase of selected drinks and food.

This event is proudly supported by the team at Bartronica and Once Bitter. You can personally help provide love, opportunities and a future for children like Moacir by visiting lovelifehope.com or visiting our Facebook page.

Popup painting in London’s East End

On 22 June Mision Mexico is partnering with Popup Painting to bring a little bit of Mexican art to London’s East End, with you staring as the artist!

With a wine glass in one hand, and a paintbrush in the other, follow along as our artist facilitator guides you to recreate one of Frida Kahlo’s world famous paintings. You will leave with your creativity unleashed and your own piece of artwork under your arm, no experience necessary.

Your evening will include all art supplies (including paint, aprons and canvas), a Mexican themed playlist, artist facilitation and a chance to meet our London amigos. One free drink is included in the price of your ticketwith additional drinks available for purchase at the bar.

A percentage of all tickets sales will be donated to Mision Mexico’s Education Program which ensures all of our children attend school and have the opportunity to get an education, a critical step in ensuring the cycle of poverty is broken and the children have the chance to create a future for themselves.

Please, grab your friends and come join us for a night full of Mexican colour and culture!

 

Purchase Your Ticket Now

Love from everyone at Mision Mexico.

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I Lost My Dream

I Lost My Dream – Trailer from Stefan Hunt on Vimeo.

We are so proud to share the trailer for Stefan Hunt’s (Somewhere Near Tapachula) new short film I Lost My Dream which follows the true story of our very own Moacir Zeledon. And trust us when we say, it is another beautifully filmed and extremely moving piece of art I Lost My Dream premiered at the Heart Of Gold Film Festival (Australia) AND picked up a.n award at the DC Adventure Film Festival (USA) this month! Further screenings are taking place at the following film festivals prior to release:

Grab your amigos and come and be inspired! Watch the full length movie of I Lost My Dream

Congrats Stefan Hunt on creating another masterpiece, and to his super talented crew behind this production including Campbell Brown, Jonny Higgins, Matt Fehrenbach, Robbie Warden, Joel Russell, Mark Blondel, Jonno Durrant, Moacir Zeledon, Pamela Skuse, and the kids of Mision Mexico.

Misión México Annual Quiz Night – Glasgow

Calling all Glaswegians! Love trivia? Love prizes? Love a good cause? Come along to our Annual Mexican Quiz Fundraiser on Sunday 8 November at the Giffnock North A.A.C.

Enjoy delicious Mexican food from Taco Mazama Mexican Kitchen, live entertainment by Vicki Kilpatrick and prizes from MexGrocer.co.uk, Dear Green Coffee Roasters​, LaTiendita – Mexican Food & Candy​, Kankun Sauce​ and many more.

Tickets available now – teams of 6-8 people. Contact deborah@lovelifehope.com or visit the event on our Facebook page for more information.

All proceeds donated to the children at the Misión México. Gracias amigos!

Glasgow's Annual Quiz Night

Misión Posible – a silent auction to get quietly excited about…..

Hola amigos!

Our wonderful and long-term business sponsor,  Guzman y Gomez (GYG) are going all out this year to help raise much needed funds for Misión México and all our niños.
An online silent auction has been launched for Mexican Independence Day and will run until 22 October 2015. You have the chance to fund a need for one of our kids or bid on a number of once in a lifetime experiences.
Head to www.galabid.com/mexico to make your bid!

Auction items include:

  • 2 hour Jam with The Madden Brothers Joel and Benji Madden in their LA studio for 4 people.
  • 2016 Toyotal AFL Grand Final experience for 4 people.
  • Surfing experience with Joel Parkinson, plus breakfast and a signed surfboard.
  • Tennis session with Pat Rafter for 2 people.
  • A cricket experience in the Channel 9 commentary box at the Sydney Cricket Ground for 4 people.
  • Lunch or dinner with former NRL stars Andrew “Joey” Johns and Matty Johns, and Ben Kenedy for 5 people.
  • 2 hour mentoring session with Steven Marks, founder of Guzman y Gomez(GYG).

Happy Bidding!!!

From all of us at Misión México x

El Día Del Niño celebrated in Glasgow

Mexican Family Fun Day

Saturday 25 April 2015, 1-4pm at the Old Barn, Glasgow

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What are we celebrating?

A fabulous family fun day to raise funds for Mision Mexico celebrating Children’s Day, ‘El Día Del Niño’. 

Why are we celebrating El Día Del Niño?

This is a national holiday in Mexico and is celebrated as a tribute to children in Mexico on April 30.

Children’s Day has been celebrated annually in Mexico since 1925. Children are recognized as an important part of society so the day focuses on the importance of loving, accepting and appreciating children.

How are we celebrating El Día Del Niño?

We’ll be celebrating Children’s Day in Glasgow with picnics on the lawn (BYO), delicious home baking, magic shows, balloon modelling, face painting, nail art, music and a bit of Mexican fun thrown in too!

By joining our party in Glasgow you’ll be celebrating the children in your lives as well as those in Mision Mexico.

The sun came out and we raised £1700 for our Youth Transition Program!

A HUGE thank you to all everyone who turned up to enjoy the afternoon as well as our sponsors and volunteers.

The event pics are here for you to enjoy.

 

For more information please contact info@lovelifehope.com or visit and join our Facebook event for updates on activities

 

Are you ready for the Nightrider Challenge? Sign up now!

London Nightrider

What is Nightrider?

Nightrider™ is a unique 60km/100km moonlit ride past London’s iconic landmarks and raising funds for charity!

Sign up and support us as we have guaranteed places in Nightrider™ 2015 on 6/7 June.

We have four places left and deadline for registration is 22 May so don’t delay!

Sign up to ride solo or create a team and invite friends to join you.

Why sign up?

Nightrider™ is where lots of charity-minded cyclists will pedal either 60km or 100km around London in the dead of night on 6 / 7 June 2015. You can either start at Lee Valley Velopark in the east or Crystal Palace in the south, before riding through the moonlit city on your fundraising journey.

Taking in over 50 of London’s famous landmarks, Nightrider™ is a truly unique way to explore the capital. While London sleeps, 4000 cyclists will raise more than £2 million in one night for hundreds of charities. Highlights include Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Royal Opera House  and the London Eye.  Click here to see the full route.  Full support, back up and regular break stops are provided throughout the night and  a well-earned breakfast and medal at the finish line.

The full event cost per person is £99 however to pay the reduced fee of £39 please enter our charity specific coupon code ‘MISIONMEXICOUK’ on the checkout page on last page of the registration form. Once you apply the code you will pay £39 instead of £99 and take one of our charity places and pledge to raise a minimum of £250.

If you wish to take one of our charity places please register here via this link 

Event information can be found here

You can like Nightrider on Facebook and follow them on Twitter to keep up to date with all of the latest news!

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Celebrating Day of the Dead Melbourne style!

Please join us at the Catrina Festival in Melbourne on Saturday 1 November to celebrate Day Of the Dead like never before! Live music, film and authentic Mexican food and drinks! Get your face painted and raise money for for our kids!

“Long live the dead!? Catrina said. During this unique evening local artists will build an altar structure to honour the departed, aiming to bring their memory back to life.

Get involved and honour the dead with us. Enjoy the altar exhibition and vote for your favourite one!

Free entry from 17:00 – 18:30; Ticketed event starts 19:00

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International Day of the Girl

Just two years ago, the UN declared 11th October as the International Day of the Girl to raise awareness about all issues concerning gender inequality around the world. Despite the good work being done by activists, NGOs, governments and civil society all over the world there are still some worrying statistics out there:

Only 30% of girls in the world are enrolled in secondary school

By 2015, females will make up 64% of the world’s illiterate (adult) population

54% of 3rd-5th grade girls worry about their appearance and 37% worry about their weight.

It is clear we have a lot of work to do. We are very fortunate at Misión México to have seen first-hand the effects of investing in young girls. Some of our children have grown into inspirational young adults and have now passed into the Youth Transition Program. We believe that you must continue to support young girls (and boys) as they make that difficult transition into adulthood. Two girls in currently in the Youth Transition program are Maria and Dulce.

Maria is a fun loving, creative young lady. Her dream is to run her own dance studio and help children overcome trauma through dance. Her advice to young girls out there is “be proud of who you are, don’t be scared of being a woman. Be the very best you can be and never give up.?

Maria teaching dancing at Mision Mexico

Maria teaching dancing at Mision Mexico

Dulce, believes strongly in the role education plays in young girls’ lives. “All girls should have access to education; they need to show the world that jobs are not only for men!?

Now studying to be a social worker she says: “Mum (Pam Skuse) had such a good life in Australia and she left it behind and changed everything so she could help all of us. She’s been a real inspiration and that’s why I’m studying to be a Social Worker, because Mum inspires me to help others.?

Dulce

Dulce catching a wave

Seeing Maria and Dulce thrive reinforces our belief that we need to continue to support young girls into adulthood and that the Youth Transition Program is vital for this. Our aim is to continue to empower these young people in a bid to break the cycle of poverty and abuse, and further create confident, competent young adults and positive role models who can successfully live independently.

20% of the Misión México household are now adults; 41% are 12-18 years old and by 2019 there will be an additional 15 young people entering adulthood. We therefore need your help so that we can see our young people grow and develop as they reach adulthood. Please contact us if you can sponsor one of our young adults or volunteer with our program; find out more about our Youth Transition program.

Q&A

How will you be spending International Day of the Girl? Let us know what this day means to you.