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Friday, October 3, 2008

Charity Night organized by the French Roman Catholic Chaplaincy.

Dear Friends,

      It is my pleasure to invite you to the Charity Night organized annually by the French Roman Catholic Chaplaincy.

      Food and entertainment is provided by volunteers on the night - the drinks BYO. The donation of $100 per adult (youths $50 and children $10) is since 1999 this money has gone alternatively to help the poor in Mauritius and Madagascar.

      In Mauritius initially priority was given to the education of poor children and last year was extended to those living in slums. Our 250 guests contributed $40,000.00 to this noble cause last year.

      In Madagascar, because of its particular needs, our help is going to many areas such as: education, basic health care in the bush, orphanages and others… In 2006, over 250 participants raised $55,200.00.

      Since 2007 our charitable association has been recognized officially by the Government of NSW as the "Sydney French Roman Catholic Charities". Any donations by cheque/money order must be addressed to that entity.

      This year we aim to help in particular with the care of lepers and TB sufferers, the needs of hundreds of orphans as well as the physically and mentally handicapped children and youths, to support two centres caring specifically for women, 12 bush medical dispensaries and also to assist in cases of famine resulting from any natural disasters so often experienced in MADAGASCAR.  Funds raised through this Charity Night and our Tombola will be forwarded through CARITAS MADAGASCAR. Bishop emeritus Pierre ZEVACO, (doctor of medicine, specialising in paediatrics and leprosy) with the Bp Benjamin RAMAROSON are the patrons of this project.

      Bp Benjamin RAMAROSON will be with us that evening as speaker guest.

      For the last eight years our annual function has often been honoured with the presence of one of the Sydney Bishops, diplomats representing France, Madagascar, Mauritius and Poland, as well as a member of the NSW Ethnic Communities Council, a representative of Caritas Australia and last year one NSW State MP.

      This year our gathering begins at 7 pm on Saturday the 25th of October at the Parish Hall of All Saints, Elizabeth St, in Liverpool (UBD 269 E2) with dinner at 7.30 pm. Bishop Ramaroson's address will be followed by a floor show before we draw the "great" lottery and the "lucky door" prizes. Dessert with a "family disco" which lasts until the midnight will conclude our event.

      The Organizing Committee and I, would be very happy to see you (and why not with some of your friends) that night amongst us.

Yours gratefully,

Fr Jan Chrzczonowicz,  Chaplain 
Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite  

82 George St
South Hurstville  2221
ph:  (02) 9546 3785
fax:  (02) 9546 4897

PS.  Early (ASAP) confirmation of your attendance will be greatly appreciated…


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