Bundaberg residents have raised almost $20,000 for life and love media campaigns at a sparkling gala dinner on Saturday at Rower’s on the River.

One hundred and fifteen guests were treated to a sumptuous two-course meal, inspiring speakers, live music and an art auction at the second annual event.

Matt Baker’s live artwork (pictured in full below) fetched $1,600, while guests also bid $600 for a two-night stay for a family of up to six at Platypus Park Riverside Retreat.

Riverside Retreat owner Col Pearson told of recently meeting his biological mother after being adopted in Sydney, while Emma Lindon spoke of her devastation as a result of a cycle of abortions.

Emily’s Voice CEO Paul O’Rourke said tens of thousands of people had visited the Not Born Yet and Emily’s Voice websites as a result of the two local TV-led media campaigns and smaller, regular social media campaigns.

He thanked guests and event sponsors, Eden Farms, Australian National Properties, Finding the Light Counselling, J.C. Machines, and Heritage Church.

Artwork by Matt Baker.

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