Cameron Luke is the Managing Director of , a Gold Sponsor of the Vietnam Swans. Each year, Cameron travels from Australia to Vung Tau for the ANZAC Friendship Match.
Below, the Vietnam Swans are very pleased to reproduce an email Cameron has forwarded to supporters.
With my upcoming trip to Vietnam later this month I would just like to thank the following people for their kind donations-
- Marg Baker
- Ray McCann
- Portugal Cork (QLD)
- Oxford Imports
- Clint Borthwick
- Guidance Financial Services
- Loba Australia
- Frankston Floors
- Red Door Rugs Ballarat
- Fresh Floors
- Nev HartcherSynteko
- Lloyd & Mary Lobbe
- AJ Floors
If you would like to donate to this cause your last chance will be Thursday 17th of April.
The Vung Tau area in Vietnam is where the ANZAC’s were based during the Vietnam War. Many Veterans are now returning to the area and providing ongoing support and raising necessary funds as a way of ‘giving back’ and ensuring that the children are supported so that they have all the necessary life skills to lead productive lives in their community.
The Long Hai centre assists children with basic education, work/life skills such as sewing, motorbike and mechanical repair as well as providing basic health care such as the provision of toothbrushes and toothpaste. The visit to the centre was an incredible experience, seeing firsthand the real life situation of children who, in many cases, simply cannot be cared for by their parents. The Long Hai centre receives little (if any) support from the Government and relies on the generosity of others through donations. For more information about the orphanage centres please go to their .
The personal life story of My Huong Le is an incredible one. I encourage you to read her story by . No doubt you will be moved as I was in her story. The work of My Huong Le and the orphanage centres she is involved with does change the lives of the children in a very positive way.
I will be leaving for Vietnam on 22 April and will be meeting with My Huong Le during my visit. The children from the centres will be attending the Anzac Day football match being played in Vung Tau between the Vietnam Swans v Malaysian Warriors. Once again I will be ‘playing’ in the reserves match – hopefully with all hamstrings attached at the end of the game!
If you would like to donate money for the centres and the amazing work they do please make a deposit to our account below:
Please include your name and “Vietnam” in the reference. Credit Card and cash payments also welcome at either Branch.
I will present My Huong Le with all donations when I meet with her. Last year I was able to raise $3,500 through the generosity of friends, family and business colleagues. Mark and I were able to witness the incredible amount of supplies that this modest amount of funds was able to provide. I invite you to donate to this very worthwhile cause.
If you would like any further information about my trip, the work of the orphanages or the charitable work of the Vietnam Swans I would be more than happy to speak with you.