2nd June, 2013

Melbourne Gala Luncheon 2013

Date : 2nd June, 2013

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 2 June 2013 at Zinc at Federation Square

See last year's event photos

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

With great food, company and entertainment from acclaimed inteational Celtic band, The Outside Track who are celebrating picking up the “Group of the Year” award at both the Live Ireland Music awards and the TIR Irish Music awards. Joining the band on their first visit to Australia is singer Aoife Scott, bo into the legendary Black family, which includes her mother Frances and her Aunt Mary.

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 and we are familiar with the hurdles to be overcome. However while that recovery takes place, those people on the margins of society will be the most vulnerable.

The Worldwide Ireland Funds have mobilized with an ambitious fundraising goal to practically respond to the overwhelming need that currently exists.
In Southe Ireland this year we are 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.

With your help our Melboue event last year was a success socially and financially and I would encourage you to stay with us and continue that support by attending our 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.
Please do help us to make a difference in Ireland and Australia

Teresa Keating

Executive Director