The recipients and members of the Cross of Valour Association of Australia invited dignitaries to a unique Become an Indigenous Ally Fundraising Dinner on 20 October 2016 in support of the charitable work carried out by the Tribal Warrior Association.
The Cross of Valour is the highest Australian Bravery Award. The awards were established as part of the institution of the Australian Honours System. The Cross of Valour has been awarded to five Australian civilians, including Allan Sparkes CV, VA who was the keynote speaker at the event.
Tickets to the exclusive event organised by Ms Suzanne Meli from Expat Events were quickly sold out. With big name attendees among the more than 90 guests, it was one of the most successful fund raising events ever conducted for the Tribal Warrior Association, with monetary and in-kind support well into the six figures.
It was an amazing day for everyone. After pre-dinner drinks and canapés at Government House, Sydney as special guests of His Excellency, General The Honourable David Hurley AC, DSC (Ret’d), The Governor of New South Wales, the dignitaries were escorted through the grounds of Government House and boarded Tribal Warrior’s cruise vessel for a sunset cruise on Sydney Harbour to Darling Harbour.
On arrival at King Street wharf, Darling Harbour, guests were escorted to the exclusive Spice Room at The Malaya restaurant, a magnificently appointed private waterfront dining room, for a fully catered dinner with entertainment, dining with Vice Regal guests and V.I.P’s.
We are eternally grateful to everyone who organised, volunteered, attended and donated so much to help indigenous people of Sydney to become active in participating in closing the gap themselves.
A big heartfelt thank you from everyone at the Tribal Warrior Association in Redfern and all around Australia to AES, Allan Sparkes, Ashley Donovan, Audi Canberra, Bill Webster, Delaware North, ExpatEvents, Lend Lease, Lisa Chung, Malcolm and Lucy Turnbull Foundation, Mi-kaisha Masella, PM&C, Qantas, Shanell Dargan, The Malaya and Woolworths. We could not do all the good that we do without good people like you.