GOVERNORS RECEPTION 2014
On Thursday the 6th March 2014 The Foundation 3rd annual Governors Reception was once again held at beautiful Government House, Sydney.
In the presence of Her Excellency Professor the Hon Marie Bashir Governor of NSW, Sir Nicholas Shehadie, Lady Cutler, Patron Alan Jones, Mr Mark and Mrs Michele Cutler, Mr Anthony & Mrs Rhonda Cutler, Mrs Roslyn Packer and Mrs Clare Sellers over 80 special guests heard from Her Excellency, Chairman of the Foundation Mr Peter Porteous, CEO Vince Del Zio & Patron Alan Jones about the history & wonderful work of the Foundation.
The Highlight of the night was the Interview of one of our passengers wife Mrs Wendy Thornton who spoke to Patron Alan Jones about the enormous assistance & ultimate difference the Foundation has made in their lives by offering & providing free transport to her husband Mr Brian Thornton to attend speech and rehabilitation sessions after suddenly and without warning suffered a massive stroke at the age of 51.
The night also acknowledged and celebrated the generous assistance of the Governors of the Foundation with a beautiful framed special edition Governors Medal presented to Mr Marcus Blackmore and Mr Geoffrey and Mrs Sally White. Unfortunately our other Governors Mr William O’Dwyer and Mr Bob Rose could not be attendance but our thoughts and gratitude was with them.
CEO Vince DelZio spoke passionately about the Foundation and the impact it’s “Pick me up service” makes to so many people’s quality of life. He thanked all the Foundations supporters, staff , Volunteers and in particular Mr Basil Sellers the Foundations major Benefactor for his continuing support both financially and morally stating that there was “no doubt that without his help we would not be here today “.
He then made an exciting announcement by welcoming the Phil Gilbert Motor Group as a new major sponsor of the Foundation. The Group will provide the Foundation with a new Wheel Chair accessible Motor Vehicle fully maintained over the next three (3) years. He welcomed them to the Foundation family.
All the guests then proceeded outside to the beautiful Gardens of Government House where they were treated to some beautiful music by the Sydney Boys High School Band while enjoying the Food, Drinks and most importantly each other’s company.
This is without doubt the most prestigious and important annual event for the Foundation and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year.