Nokor Tep - April news
This week is Khmer New Year in Cambodia, which means it is 12 months since Janne visited Australia to launch Nokor Tep Australia. In this first 12 months our focus has been on building awareness of Nokor Tep Women's Hospital and fundraising to support the construction.
We started with a small mailing list of approximately 100 people and today we have over 630 people on our mailing list and another 390 plus people are following us on Facebook. There have been multiple social fundraising activities and donation campaigns that have resulted in more than $A96,000 being raised and sent to Cambodia via Rotary or directly by Nokor Tep Australia. In addition the Ride for Nokor Tep Australian donations were in excess of $A42,000!!!
Overall what fantastic support from Australia in the last 12 months. Thank you to all those who have actively lead a fundraising event or activity, attended a function, volunteered or made a donation.
One of the early 2015 Victorian social fundraising activities, lead by Kim Morris, was promotion of the Entertainment Book Membership. For each membership purchased there was a rebate to Nokor Tep Australia to support the Hospital. Kim is again leading the promotion of the 2016/17 Entertainment Book Membership but it is now available for all Australian capital cities and some regional areas.
The 2016 | 2017 Entertainment™ Membership has hundreds of dollars of valuable offers for local restaurants, cafés, attractions, hotel accommodation, travel, and much more. There are two choices for purchasing membership :
- The traditional Entertainment™ Book Membership comes with the Gold Card and vouchers and can be delivered to your door;
- The Entertainment™ Digital Membership puts the value of the Entertainment™ Book into your smartphone and can be shared with one other family member or friend.
(Please note the delivery option " Pick-up" is only available for Melbourne).
Finally for those based in Victoria, there are two social fund-raising events planned for May that your welcome to attend. On Sunday May 15, an “Open Mic “ afternoon is being held at the Elwood Lounge in Elwood from 3-7pm. Then on Saturday May 28, Camille Shaw is organizing a "Music Night for Nokor Tep " in the Meeniyan Hall, Meeniyan starting at 7.30pm. Details of both events will be posted on our Facebook page.