There was an enormous team spirit at the Cambodia Vision Sydney function on Saturday June 7th held at Iron Chef restaurant, Cabramatta. Over 600 business and community members of diverse cultural backgrounds attended in the presence of Her Excellency Professor The Honorable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO, Governor of New South Wales and other dignitaries.
The evening raised $84,632.80 after expenses. This is an amazing outcome for Cambodia Vision and the people of Cambodia. On behalf of the team, I wish to thank all special guests including:
- Her Excellency Professor The Honorable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO, Governor of New South Wales
- Captain Sarah Winter
- Paula Duncan AM, Cambodia Vision Ambassador
- Chris Hayes MP, Federal Member for Fowler
- Nick Lalich MP, State Member for Cabramatta
- Sintia Farah, Miss Lebanon 2014
- Joe Khoury OAM, Chief Editor of the Future Newspaper
- Mr Ly, Adviser & major sponsor
- Mr & Mrs Ngai, Advisers and sponsors
- Mr Murthai, Adviser & sponsor
- Members of the Chinese community
- all international & interstate guests
All of the major sponsors/donors including:
- The Palace Chinese Restaurant
- ABC Tissue Products
- Murthai Food Company
- China Radio Network,Radio 2CR
- Rotary Club of Liverpool West
- Greenway Shopping Centre
- W & J Global Pty Ltd
- Prominent Lawyers
- Yuthea Chan
- Mr Wang – special guest from Singapore
- All of the people and businesses who donated raffle and auction items including Thai Airway & Souther Cross Travel, Liverpool Jewellery and Leather Goods, Ming, Vienne, Tung, Mrs Ang, Peter Hewett Optometrists
- and all of the other donors/supporters
I thank all of the many helpers for the evening especially William, Trish, Paul, Campbell, Judy, Andrea, Kim Sean, Maly, Pharvy, Molika, Yuthea, Ming, Lang, Hocku, Linda, Billy, Lisa, Nhim Keav, Susan, Kuong, Chhong Heng, Tola, members of RAWCS & Rotary Club of Liverpool West and many others for ensuring the smooth running of the evening.Thank you Dr Michael Newman and Dr Peter Wong who spoke very well!
I also wish to thank all of the beautiful performers Annabelle Hom, Kyouko & Ryouko Nagatsuka and their mums Mara Hom and Lisa Nagatsuka; Shabnam Tavokol and Nancy Yousef, and of course Golden Sound Band, Khamlay Kang, Rithya Ngo and Samey Pen.
I also thank the hospitality of Iron Chef Chinese Restaurant.
I also acknowledge David Brown for the DVD, Les Luxford and Kim Seng Taing for their assistance.
Again a big thank you to all.
Cambodia Vision’s Sydney function is also featured in the NSW Governor’s website:
Stay tuned for Cambodia Vision’s Annual Melbourne Fundraiser Dinner in September 2014.
Cambodia Vision Chairperson
Her Excellency Professor The Honorable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO,
Governor of New South Wales