An Australian Christmas in July
For the third year running festive Sydney Young Leaders gathered at the Magners’ Rooftop Bar in Jackson’s on George for a much loved Aussie seasonal event, Christmas in July. The crowd saw a mixture of old and new faces of Young Leaders, but all with the same goal, to raise money for the Ireland Funds Australia’s flagship charities and of course enjoy Christmas cheer together. In addition to providing the fantastic venue, Gallagher’s Hotel’s kindly treated guests to a merry glass of mulled wine and plentiful canapés.
Young Leader, Louise Kelly spoke on the night, introducing event sponsor Kevin Sinnott, Managing Director of Sonder Consultants. Louise also spoke about supported charities of 2017 and how they have been carefully selected by the Young Leaders, that being Suas Ireland and The Go Foundation in Australia. For good measure, speeches wrapped up with a few jolly Christmas cracker jokes…
Over the course of the evening the Young Leaders donated generously to the raffle. Prizes were presented by Mel Fisher and included two tickets to the highly anticipated Sydney Garden Party, a Taste of Ireland hamper courtesy of Taste Ireland, PJ O’Brien vouchers, two Theatre tickets to see The Night Alive by Irish playwright Conor McPherson, who was awarded this year’s annual Ireland Funds AWB Vincent Literary Award and various bottle of belly warming spirits and Champagne. Of course no Christmas is ever complete without a best dressed, which went to Pauline Reilly for her magical Mrs Claus ensemble that awarded her with a voucher for Head Office hairdressers
The festive spirit came to life with classic tunes and seasonal hits played by the Tribesmen. A joyful and jolly thank you to our event sponsors, supporters & members for helping us support our meaningful charities and meet lots of new faces.