Déjeuner de Charité - Armistice Day
The Australian sections of the Association Nationale des Membres de l’Ordre National du Mérite and the Société des Membres de la Légion d’Honneur, chaired by Marie Gittard and William Land, organized a big charity lunch for Australian war widows this Thursday 9 November 2017.
On the occasion of this event, were present Mrs. Linda Hurley, spouse of the Governor of New South Wales and patron of the War Widows’ Guild of New South Wales, Mr. Christophe Penot, ambassador of France in Australia and Mr. Nicolas Croizer, consul general of France in Sydney.
The entire ceremony was orchestrated by TV presenter Erin Molan. The national anthems of the French Republic and the Commonwealth of Australia were performed by Ms. Samanta Lestavel, a member of the Sydney Conservatory of Music. The auction was hosted by Mr. Jesse Davidson.
Ms. Gwen Cherne, a member of War Widows’ Guild of New South Wales, shared her experience as a soldier’s widow.
The commitment of generous donors, participants and volunteers has raised funds which will be donated to the War Widows’ Guild of New South Wales.
- Crédits photos: Sebastien Serville
For the Centennial of Anzac, be part of the commemorative photo @PeaceProjectAU, wearing a white T-Shirt, at Bondi Beach this Saturday 11 November 2017 at 8am. Register on www.rslchoir.org.au