11th August, 2013

Brisbane Gala Luncheon 2013

Date : 11th August, 2013

On behalf of our Chairman John O’Neill AO, Directors Sallyanne Atkinson AO, Dr. Tom Moore, Peter Ryan and Frank Curran and the rest of the Board of the Australian Ireland Fund, I ask for your continuing support of The Fund and our activities by taking a table at our upcoming annual Brisbane Gala Luncheon.   

With great food, company and entertainment this will undoubtedly be an enjoyable afteoon, while at the same time supporting people less fortunate than ourselves.
We are all aware that Ireland is experiencing the most challenging economic period in decades. 
In recognition of those difficulties we are playing our part by supporting two flagship projects in Southe Ireland this year:

  1. Baardos Loughlinstown which provides an early year’s service offered to children aged 0 -7 living in areas of high disadvantage
  2. Dadale Belcamp Integrated Childcare Services working with children with development delays or disabilities and children with emotional difficulties. Most of these children have witnessed substance misuse, violence and other traumatic events.

Both of these projects provide an invaluable service, however both projects have had major funding cuts from traditional sources.
We are also working to assist reconciliation in Australia through the provision of quality education to disadvantaged indigenous young Australians In association with the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation, namely Marist College Ashgrove and St. Peter’s Lutheran College Brisbane


To reserve your table, I would ask you to please download a reservation form and email it back to me on tkeating@irlfunds.org or email Sarah on srooney@irlfunds.org  (Names of your guests can be provided closer to the event). 

If you have any queries or perhaps suggestions of others that might like to attend, please do not hesitate to contact me on Tel: 02 9273 8525 or email:  tkeating@irlfunds.org.
We would be very grateful for your support.  Please do help us to make a difference, both in Ireland and in Australia.

Kind regards

Teresa Keating
Executive Director