The Friends of Ngala (FON) hosted their 2021 Luncheon once again this year at The Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club. In its 20th year running, the luncheon, raised the critical funds needed to support Ngala’s community service delivery to children, families, carers and community in Western Australia.
It was an honour to have Ngala’s Patron, The Governor of WA, The Hon. Kim Beazley AC attend along with Ms Susie Annus. As part of the event, Professor Desiree Silva from Telethon Kids Institute shared her keynote on Digital Technology vs Nature; Effects on Child Development and Mental Health.
The Hon. Kim Beazley also launched Raising Ngala, A Story of Strength and Courage – detailing and acknowledging the history of the organisation.
As in all FON fundraisers, the event was supported by the generosity of Major Sponsors, Miles From Nowhere wines and Event Allure South Sea Pearls, Scott Print .
Allure South Sea Pearls, kindly donated a Diamond double oval pearl pendant RRP $4,955, the raffle tickets were sold at the event and the winner was drawn at the end of event (Permit number LS216625821). The winning raffle ticket was drawn FON Vice President Kim Passmore and the lucky winner was Professor Desiree Silva with the winning ticket number 139.
Thank you to all who attended as well as our amazing sponsors and those who have celebrated 130 years of Ngala in the community this past year with us.
About the Friends of Ngala
Prior to 1992, the Friends of Ngala were known as the Ngala Association. The dedicated women of the Ngala Association focused on fundraising, volunteering, increasing community awareness of Ngala and attracting new members. The Association was formed when Ngala moved from a Committee of Management to a Board of Management in 1989. An all-female Committee of Management ran the House of Mercy, Alexandra Home and Ngala for almost a century. Eighteen strong and inspiring women led the Committee of Management as president between 1890 and 1989. Six Friends of Ngala presidents have followed since then, each bringing their own unique strengths. The Friends of Ngala continue to honour the values, principles and traditions of those who came before them through their generosity, loyalty and commitment.