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One Month till what would have been Dad's 52nd birthday...

posted 9 Jun 2011, 00:17 by Sweet As Social Media   [ updated 21 Jun 2011, 23:29 by Jess Maher ]
In a month from now on 7th July will be Dad’s birthday. He would have been 52 years young.

In Qatar, where Mum is still living and working with Vodafone herself (with the flash fancy title of Corporate Social Responsibility Project Manager)... With the various awards, foundations and other related honors set up for Dad since he passed, there are plenty of excuses for a party (which he would have appreciated) many of which have a charitable focus.    
Down here........... 

We wanted to have a local celebration of Grahame’s life and impact to inform others of what I have learnt in my experience personally but also celebrate the work and progress we, collectively, have been able to achieve in order to build awareness about the lack of digital rights for users online and address such timely issues, that unfortunately we imagine are relate able to most, if not all New Zealander's right now- being that of youth suicide and how the morbid instance of death should be handled online. We have been ableto learn and meet a lot of people in that time, both online and off and we want to celebrate the achievements which collectively, we have been able to make, even if those helping me the most are not aware of it but especially given the impressive progress we have been able to make in the last few months alone.

While this is a sad and difficult time in our lives we would like to take the opportunity to make something positive out of it.  We understand that many people may struggle with the morbid nature and unavoidable reality when it comes to these kind of issues and that obviously there is a direct involvement with people who maybe grieving, including youth- especially at a time like this... 

As such while we intend on trying to make every effort to make this a positive and enjoyable event, we are going to need as much help as we can get in order to be able to pull this off successfully- including people coming down on the day!!!

If you are interested or able to provide any assistance or support in making this event a success or you would like to make sure we keep you updated and "in the loop" so to speak, we would love to hear from you! Contact us on Facebook through the Sweet As Social Media page - http://www.facebook.com/SweetAsSocial - (which we would appreciate everyone’s “Like’s on too please!) or email sweetas@assistnz.com or jess@assistnz.com -  Cheers all & more details to come…

You can see more about our work in this area on our website www.sweetassocialmedia.com

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