Taking place at Curzon Hall the event is open to all members of the general public, as well as community and business groups. It is an opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of those less fortunate and to dine with the epitome of Australia’s entertainment, sporting and media industries for an evening of superb cuisine, entertainment and exciting auctions.
Special guests for the evening include: HOPE Africa’s ambassador and Olympic Gold Medalist Ian Thorpe; NRL legend and sports presenter Brad Fittler; journalist, author and TV presenter Jeff McMullen; former RAAF pilot and aerobatic competitor, Matt Hall; former Chief of the Defence Force and 2011 Australian Of The Year, Peter Cosgrove and Chief Newsreader and journalist, Peter Overton.
HOPE Africa is the brainchild of Deidre Anderson who is Deputy Vice Chancellor at Macquarie University and Past President of Macquarie Park Rotary Club, the organisation driving the charity initiative, in partnership with indigo foundation. The project was born from Ms Anderson’s personal commitment to making a difference to the lives of others.
The result of HOPE Africa Otjiwarongo Youth Centre will be a not for profit organisation, dedicated to providing social, educational and recreational services to the marginalised community, with an emphasis on youth activities and community welfare.
Through increased access to quality and affordable education, skills training and recreational facilities, this project aims to give a sustainable social and economic empowerment to the less-privileged children and their families.
Ian Thorpe has offered his patronage to the charity saying it is an extension of his work in indigenous communities where the opportunity to make a direct impact is possible.
“I have known Deidre for some time and we share a passion for giving children a better future,” says Mr Thorpe, “So when she returned from Namibia I knew she would want to find a way to help the children and of course she did,” he said.
“I am honoured be involved in such an important initiative.”
Join HOPE Africa’s distinguished guests and celebrity hosts for a stellar evening - with the outcome to elevate a community of children in need, providing them with an alternative future through engagement, education and empowerment.
For more information, please contact
Tracey Peters on 0402 785 488 /traceypeters@
Vivian Yang on 0435150695 / firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.hopeafrica.org.au