On 25th November 2015, over 100 Sydney Young Leaders gathered below the steps of Sydney Opera House for their annual Christmas drinks. Basking in the summer sunshine, the event gave Young Leaders and their guests the opportunity to catch up and celebrate the start of the Christmas season, whilst supporting the philanthropic work of the Australian Ireland Fund.
After a rousing welcome from Sydney Young Leaders’ chair, Andrea McElhinney, a raffle was held to raise funds for the Australian Ireland Fund’s flagship charities, Soar, Suas and Solas. Raffle prizes included generous vouchers from PJ Gallagher’s and PJ O’Brien’s, VIP tickets to see The Coronas and a number of bottles of champagne. Sincere congratulations to the winners. With thanks to the sponsorship and support received, the Sydney Young Leaders raised in excess of $1,500 on the night.
A special word of thanks goes to Peter Ryan, Australian Ireland Fund Board Member, for organising such a wonderful venue at Opera Bar, one of Sydney’s most iconic locations and one which the Sydney Young Leaders thoroughly appreciate and enjoy.
2016 marks an exciting year for the Sydney Young Leaders, with a number of key events planned. We look forward to our next event – our Corporate Breakfast in February. Further details will be circulated in the New Year.
Thank you for all your support and generosity throughout 2015 and we wish you, our members, supporters and sponsors, a very happy holiday and every success for 2016.