On Saturday night 17th May, the Salesian Sisters in Melbourne hosted a fund raising event at St. Jude’s Parish Hall in Scoresby for their work in Samoa and the Solomon Islands.
It was a night filled with food, fun, music, singing and dancing for a great cause, the education of poor young people in the Pacific.
A Melbourne’s hottest country rock band, the Phoenix, contributed their time and talent to nearly 400 participants who gathered from many suburbs of Melbourne for this fund raiser.
People who could not come to the event also gave generous donations to the Sisters including the Salesian parish of Gawler in South Australia, and the Salesian Italian Chaplain in Melbourne.
Emema Iakopo Talo, a young Salesian Sister from Samoa who is studying an education degree in Melbourne expressed her thanks:
It was a great night. I just can’t explain how grateful and appreciative I am for these people’s generosity. From the bottom of my heart, thank you all so much for making it to this event. I am wordless because I am overwhelmed, all I can say is thank you, thank you, thank you to those who came for our fundraiser to help our missions in Samoa and the Solomon Islands. You are all amazing followers of Christ. May our loving God continue to bless you all and your families especially the LAMB family who have organised everything, thank you sooooooooooooooo much.
We will continue to keep you all in our prayers.
From: Salesian Sisters of the South Pacific Region Province.