Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A great evening.... for a great cause!...

The first ACCV annual fundraiser held at the Australian Embassy was a great success. Our goal was to raise funds for our Christine Edith Sponsorship programme.

Interestingly, the event was held on Christine Edith's birthday, which was a wonderful coincidence!

We were honestly humbled at how well the evening went, and at the hundreds of people who turned out in support.  

Thanks to our photographer Robert, we can let the photos tell the story....


The evening began in fine form with lots of children's entertainment..




Sing-&-dance along with the fabulous 'Toothpaste' was a major hit...



Our MC for the evening was our very own Australian Ambassador           Mr Allaster Cox...


While the Ambassador was a tough act to follow, this talented little dance troop managed to pull it off...



The feast began with a good old Aussie sausage sizzle & salads


There was also plenty traditional Vietnamese delights...


The Ambassador then became auctioneer extraordinaire.... 



He did very well, as you can see he held a captive audience...


It was a great evening, and we were very sad to see it end!!.....

Our sincere thanks to all concerned, we were truly blessed with the support we received from the Ambassador and Embassy staff,  our amazing event committee, donors, supporters, volunteers and guests who all gave so generously. It was without doubt a community effort.

We raised more than $8,000.00 for our programme to provide medicines for chronically ill children at the National Pediatric Hospital. As a direct result of this fundraiser we are able to take on another forty children.

That's forty families who can now give their child the daily medicines that are absolutely necessary for them to lead a healthy life. As we find sponsorship for these children, we will be able to help those who are waiting.

Thank you.

Alison & Rose


(please drop us a quick email so we can acknowledge your kindness)


2 Comments:

At April 16, 2011 at 12:24 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great photo's Alison, although it would be nice to see some of you and Rose too :)

I'm so pleased your event was successful, keep up the great work!

 
At April 17, 2011 at 3:37 PM , Blogger donna said...

Hi Alison,
Just got the blog update this morning. I'm a faithful follower, but usually on my phone. Today I'm actually in front of a keyboard larger than a postage stamp so I wanted to send a note.

Your first fundraiser looks like it was a tremendous success. I'm very happy for your success but even happier that the children have advocates like you and Rose working on their behalf.

Love you,
Donna

 

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