On 11 Oct 2014, the Australian Chinese Charity Foundation (ACCF) held its 24th Annual Dinner at Marigold Chinese Restaurant.

The Annual Dinner is one of the two regular events organised by ACCF throughout the year. It has two main purposes:
i) to thank the support of our Patrons, Trustees and Members; and
ii) to announce and present our annual community fund and grant distribution

The continual support to ACCF from the community was demonstrated by having over 400 guests attended the dinner. We have the honor to welcome The Hon Philip Ruddock MP, Chief Government Whip and Federal Member for Berowra, officially representing the Hon Tony Abbott MP, Prime Minister of Australia & Mrs Heather Ruddock; Senator Sam Dastyari, representing The Hon. Bill Shorten MP, Federal Leader of the Opposition; The Hon Victor Dominello MP, Minister for Citizenship and Communities, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister for Veterans Affairs and Assistant Minister for Education representing Premier of NSW, The Hon. Michael Baird MP; Mr John Robertson MP, NSW Leader of the Opposition; His Excellency Mr Li HuaXin, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China, Sydney; Mr Tong Xuejun, Vice Consul General of the People’s Republic of China, Sydney; The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian, Minister for Transport and Minister for the Hunter; Mr David Coleman MP; Mr Laurie Ferguson MP; The Hon. Matt Thistlethwaite MP; Mr John Sidoti MP; Consul Wang Yun of the People’s Republic of China, Sydney; Consul Wang Yue of the People’s Republic of China, Sydney and Mr Arthur Au, Director of HK Economic & Trade Office Sydney.

I like to acknowledge our Corporate Sponsors: NAB Private Wealth, Invocare Limited, PwC. Your support exceeds just monetary terms, as the services and advice your organisations provided have ensured ACCF to continue to run smoothly as a charity organization year after year.

Our Event Sponsors, Handpicked Wines and Royal Jewellery have been ACCF supporters for many years. I must acknowledge their support once again for this year’s dinner and for your generous donation of wine and jewellery.

To our Gold Table Sponsors: Sydney Today Pty Ltd; Ms Anne Bi; Mr Ricky Char; Mr & Mrs Henry & Gloria Cheung; Mr Samuel Chu; Mr & Mrs Arthur & Rita Kwan; Dr Michael Tse and Dr Peter Wong; your support at our dinner have made the event so much more lively and fun.

Special acknowledgement to the Chairman of Funds & Grants Assessment Sub-Committee, Dr Michael Tse and his team. As part of our annual community funds & grants program, we have made a donation of over $70,000 to 21 successful applicants.

Many quiet achievers, including our venue volunteers, work tirelessly throughout the night to ensure everything happen so smoothly. Thank you also to our MC’s for keeping the programme of the night running like clockwork.

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