On 21 February 2021, Australian Chinese Charity Foundation Inc (ACCF) celebrated the Year of the Ox at Marigold Restaurant. The event was a much smaller event than previous years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this instance we wish to apologise to our members and friends for the inconvenience and the inability to accommodate those who wished to join the celebration.
ACCF wishes to thank our dignitaries, our guests, sponsors, donors and media friends who attended the event.
We were privileged to have the vice regal presence of Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of New South Wales and Mr Dennis Wilson. Other dignitaries included the Honourable Alex Hawke MP, Minister for Immigration, Migrant Services & Multicultural Affairs representing the Hon Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister of Australia, Mr Andrew Giles MP, Shadow Minister for Cities & Urban Infrastructure, Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs representing the Hon Anthony Albanese MP, Leader of Federal Opposition, The Honourable Victor Dominello MP, Minister for Customer Service representing the Honourable Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier of NSW, Ms Jodi Mckay MP, Leader of NSW Opposition, The Honourable Cr Philip Ruddock AO, Mayor of Hornsby & Mrs Heather Ruddock, Mr Joseph La Posta, CEO Multicultural NSW and Cr Craig Chung, City of Sydney.
One of the major highlights of the evening was to welcome our Honorary Patron, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley, AC QC, Governor of New South Wales, our two new Trustees Ms Milly Yang and Mr Charles Liu to join ACCF.
We also welcome our sponsors new and old who came to support ACCF. This included:
- Corporate Sponsor – NAB private, represented by Mr Justin Greiner, CEO of NAB Private & JB Were & Mr Ivano Simonutti, Executive NAB Private (NSW, QLD & ACT)
- Diamond Sponsors – B1 Group, represented by Miss Nancy Bi & National Auto Glass Supplies Pty Ltd represented by Ms Maggie Lo and Mr Harvey Ouyang
- Platinum Sponsor – Elementelle Probiotics+, represented by its Managing Director Mr John Kim
- Gold Sponsors – Digital Dental Surgery Sydney, represented by Mr Peter Chae & Mr Tim Lee; Interactive Brokers Australia Pty Ltd, represented by Mr Darren Halse & Mr Allan Wong; Urban Stellar Pty Ltd, represented by Ms Faith Tan & Ms June He; and Vinco Architectural Hardware Pty Ltd, represented by Mr Warren & Mrs Daisy Lam.
Special thanks to our long-term Event Sponsor (since 2013), Handpicked Wines, our donors: – Mr Henry & Mrs Gloria Cheung, Mr Samuel Chu OAM and Dr Peter Wong AM and our Corporate supporters – PwC, WayIn Network Australia Inc and Mr Arthur & Mrs Rita Kwan.
The next highlight of the evening was the vigorous bidding at our charity auction. Sincere thanks to the successful bidders – Ms Ellie Huang, Ms Milly Yang and Dr Victor Tsang. Our guests were mesmerized by the wonderful performance of Mr Edward Lee and Mrs Regina Ma.
Our dignitaries also presented Certificates of Appreciation to major donors for the Bush Fire Appeal in 2020. Last but not the least, the organising team in partnership with Marigold Restaurant had made a good effort in providing a COVID Safe environment for all the guests. Thank you.