Beauty from Ashes

Feb. 21 Surrey gala will benefit organizations that look out for children and women throughout the world.

A woman in her late 20s struggling with a head injury two years ago is focusing on the suffering of others.

Heather Davies is unable to work or drive, but wants to make a difference in the lives of children and women on a global level.

“This year is my 30th birthday and instead of making the day all about myself, I want to use it to give legs to my last two years of small suffering by fighting greater suffering.”

Davies is organizing The Beauty From Ashes Gala for Feb. 21.

The event will benefit organizations including the Dalit Freedom Network and Mercy Ministries Canada, Basha Blankets, Global Mothers and Good Coffee.

The evening will include music from Broadway/show tunes by Surrey singers Chris Simmons and Debra De Vaughn, live music from Jon Ochsendorf’s new album, a silent auction including work from the artist Kevin McBride and a DJ and dance party for the young and young at heart starting at 10 p.m.

Davies’ goal is 300 people.

“While I cannot change my own circumstances or fight my own suffering, I have realized that with help from friends, we can make a difference in the suffering of others.”

Tickets are $27.50.

The event (for ages 12 and up) will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Bombay Banquet Hall Ballroom, 7475 135 St. Doors open at 6 p.m. dinner is at 7 p.m.

The Beauty from Ashes Gala is a formal event: Ties/bowties for gentlemen and dresses/gowns for ladies.

For more details or tickets, visit, call 778-239-3258 or email

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