Vietnamese event raises $27,000


Vietnamese Senior Association chairman Hung Ngoc Huynh (left) and Dr Anh Nguyen, president of the WA chapter of the Vietnamese Community in Australia, present  Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts with the cheque.
Vietnamese Senior Association chairman Hung Ngoc Huynh (left) and Dr Anh Nguyen, president of the WA chapter of the Vietnamese Community in Australia, present Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts with the cheque.

About 700 people attended the event at Girrawheen Senior High School and raised $27,700 for the Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund.

Organised by the Vietnamese Senior Association and the Vietnamese Community in Australia – WA chapter, the fund will go to people affected by the Yarloop and Waroona bushfires in January.

There were dance and musical performances, with presentations by City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts, Cowan MP Luke Simpkins, Girrawheen MLA Margaret Quirk and Wanneroo MLA Paul Miles.

Mr Miles said it was a great initiative by the groups.

“It is an amazing response by the Vietnamese community,” he said.