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Sunshade blinds bought with proceeds from 2013 ANZAC Friendship Match

Posted by Vietnam Swans on July 12, 2013

35 sunshade blinds were purchased by the Long Hai Orphanage with money raised from the 2013 ANZAC Friendship Match.

You may recall that USD2,550 was raised at the 2013 ANZAC Friendship Match for charity. The money was donated to:

  • Swim Vietnam
  • Vung Tau & Long Hai Orphanages; and
  • Water Safety Vietnam

Earlier in the week, My Huong from the Vung Tau and Long Hai Orphanges emailed the Vietnam Swans to provide an update.

The money was used to purchase 35 sunshade blinds for the Long Hai Centre as per the attached photo.

To see more photos, click onto the .

“As always, thanks to everyone at the ANZAC Friendship Match for your tremendous support”, wrote My Huong.

Granddaughter of ex POW, Bill Haskell writes comment on Swannies’ website

Speaking of ANZAC Matches, you will recall that the Vietnam Swans toured to Thailand for the 2009 ANZAC Dawn Service at Hellfire Pass and the football match in Kanchanaburi.

Ex POW, Bill Haskell, who also attended the match, delivered a speech at the morning service held at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. With Bill’s permission, his moving speech was published on this website on 14 May 2009.

Two weeks ago, on 1 July, the late Bill Haskell’s granddaughter, Marcia, left a comment on this website:

“I am the extremely proud grand daughter of Bill Haskell.

I think about him constantly. Reading this material makes me feel closer to him and reminds me of his passion and dedication to his hard work and spirit that he put into anything he set his amazing mind to…”

What’s different about playing footy in Asia compared with Melbounre?

Last week, ABC Radio interviewed Vietnam Swans National President, Phil Johns. One of the questions asked was, “What’s different about playing footy in Asia compared with Melbourne?

Where do you start?

One Response to “Sunshade blinds bought with proceeds from 2013 ANZAC Friendship Match”

  1. Willy said

    awesome stuff Swannies..

    Go you Swannies!!

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