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$2,550 raised for charity at 2013 ANZAC Friendship Weekend

Posted by Vietnam Swans on May 21, 2013

Stan Middleton (right), keynote speaker and board member of Water Safety Vietnam with the Adam Goodes-signed footy purchased by Jakarta’s Jon Baker for USD500.

The Vietnam Swans’ National Treasurer, Rowan Luke reports that a total of USD2,550 was directly raised for charity on the ANZAC Friendship Weekend. Rowan’s report is below.

I am pleased to report that the ANZAC Friendship Weekend directly raised USD2,550 for charity.

Funds payable to charity from gate takings and raffle ticket sales for the ANZAC Friendship Match, less ground expenses (eg licence fees, sound systems, watering systems, ride on mowers etc) was VND20.7m (approx USD1,000).

Further, an additional $1,550 was raised from the following items at auction:

  • West Coast Eagles jumper signed by 2013 team – $510
  • 2012 AFL FInals Series footy signed by Adam Goodes – $500
  • Brisbane Lions “home” jumper signed by Michael Voss (coach) and Jonathon Brown (Captain) – $390
  • Two nights’ accommodation at the  – $150

With the exception of the Adam Goodes footy, the proceeds will be split evenly between and the (Centre for Social Protection of Children) and disbursed shortly. Proceeds from the Adam Goodes footy, which was donated by Water Safety Vietnam (WSV), have already been paid to WSV.

The Swans wish to thank all of those people who made generous contributions to the gate takings and raffle ticket sales, along with those who devoted their time to assist in raising the funds.

Additionally, the Club would also like to acknowledge and thank those who separately made donations directly to these charities (including Lagler Australia) and to those who donated items for auction.

Buy one of these exclusive jumpers – and help a charity!

The Vietnam Swans still have four more amazing items of memorabilia available for purchase. We want to turn these items into cash. Swim Vietnam and the Vung Tau Orphanage can do lots more with cash compared with items sitting in storage. Place a bid and help change a life.

  • GWS jumper signed by the 2013 team (current bid: $200)
  • Brisbane Lions “away” jumper signed by Voss and Brown (current bid: $150)
  • Yellow Sherrin footy signed by the West Coast footy team (current bid: $150)
  • Penrith Panthers jumper signed by team (current bid: $200)

Email the with your bid now – before we place the items on eBay!

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