There is a great 100% volunteer organisation called the Australian Vietnam Veterans Reconstruction Group (AVVRG) holding an upcoming charity dinner in Sydney at Parliament House on Friday 14th August 2009 to raise money for building a Kindergarten in Nui Dat, South Vietnam.
Guests of honour will be:
Dave Sabben MG – Commander of 12 Platoon during the Battle of Long Tan
Patricia Amphlett OAM (Little Pattie) – singer who was 17 years old at the time of the Battle of Long Tan performing on stage at the Australian base in Nui Dat as the battle began some 4 km’s away
Col Joye AM – another singer who was performing alongside Little Pattie at Nui Dat as the Battle of Long Tan began.
I urge anybody interested in supporting our veterans and the very kind and hospitable people of Nui Dat in Vietnam (this is where the Australian Task Force was based during the Vietnam War) to attend.
Date: Friday 14th August 2009
Address: NSW Parliamentary Dining Room, Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney
Dress: Lounge suit, medals
Cost: $100 per person or $900.00 per table
More details and bookings here.