For three years in a row, the SVSG Sydney Dinner of Hope has been a huge success, bringing together the Samoan and the Australian supporting community at the Liverpool Catholic Club during a sold out event over the weekend.
The annual fundraiser is SVSG Sydney’s contribution towards work for the children survivors of abuse who are cared for in shelter facilities at the Campus of Hope. It is the sub-group’s annual donation to the work of SVSG in Samoa.
SVSG Sydney Director Mrs. Cecilia Theodor and Team, as well as the committed volunteers worked really hard to ensure that once again, they would host a family night to remember, and they did. There was food, drinks, dancing, laughter and fellowship and an auction activity towards the end of the night donated by SVSG Sydney supporters, including art from local artists Alan Lakisoe and Paul Suluape.
ST20,000 was raised at the Dinner of Hope and the cheque was presented to SVSG President Siliniu Lina Chang, who was in Sydney to receive this kind donation together with a Board Member Mulipola Anarosa Molio’o.
In attendance also to support the event was the SVSG Queensland Director Mrs. Eseta Frost and the SVSG Melbourne Director Mr. Toilolo Talosaga Taulapapa, highlighting the SVSG Global Aiga uniting around the common cause; that is of standing against injustice.
The High Commissioner of Samoa to Australia, Her Excellency Hinauri Petana also attended in support of the cause, and gave the keynote address for the evening.
Thank you to the community in Sydney for continuing to support this annual fundraising event.