1st June, 2014

Melbourne Fundraising Lunch 2014

Date : 1st June, 2014

The Chairman, Board of Directors and
Melboue Luncheon Committee

invite you to attend

The Australian Ireland Fund
Melboue Gala Luncheon

at 12:30 pm on Sunday 1 June 2014 at Zinc at Federation Square

See last year’s event photos

On behalf of our Chairman John O’Neill AO and the Board of Directors of the Australian Ireland Fund we ask you for your continuing support of the Fund and our activities by taking a ticket or table at our upcoming annual Melboue Gala Luncheon.

It will be a day with great food, company and entertainment. This will undoubtedly be an enjoyable afteoon, while at the same time supporting people less fortunate than ourselves.

Ireland has tued a coer, growth has retued and unemployment is thankfully down. For the first time since the devastation of the economic crash, confidence is retuing. However, the road back will be long and punishing and great hardship will still be felt by many so your continued support is crucial. Communities, organisations and institutions are struggling to provide for the great demands they are facing. At a time when public funds are under such pressure, your private philanthropic support is proving a great boost and in many cases, a lifeline.

In the Republic of Ireland, we are currently supporting two flagship projects:

1) Baardos Loughlinstown provides an early year’s service offered to children aged 0 -7 living in areas of high disadvantage. Typically they are referred to Baardos because there are child protection and welfare conces, or developmental delay, speech and language delay, parental addiction, parental mental health and parental discord.

2) Dadale Belcamp Integrated Childcare Services, works 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 looking after the disadvantaged in an effort to break the cycle of poverty; however both of these 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.

If you have any queries or perhaps suggestions of others that might like to attend, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Tel: 02 9357 2350 or email: mfisher@irlfunds.org

We would be very grateful for your support. Please do help us to make a difference in Ireland and Australia

Teresa Keating
Executive Director