The Black and White Committee supporting Vision Australia is excited to announce the Women of Achievement Lunch being held on Tuesday 17th June 2014 at 12 noon at The Four Seasons Hotel, proudly sponsored by BMW Sydney.
Our Guest of Honour:
Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, Governor of NSW
Our special guest speakers:
BELINDA HUTCHINSON AM – Chancellor of the University of Sydney, Director AGL Energy, State Library Foundation and Australian Philanthropic Services
SUE MORPHET – Company director, Chairman of Manufacturing Australia, former CEO of Pacific Brands
CATRIONA ROWNTREE – TV presenter and author
Our presenters :
Richard Lyle, Natarsha Belling and Graeme Hennessy.
The proceeds from our events will go directly towards the Children’s Services of Visiona Australia. Children without sight experience a range of problems including difficulty bonding with their parents, dependency and unemployment later in life. A child may not even develop the strength to brush its teeth or hold its head up without non-visual stimuli to encourage crawling and walking. Childrens Services provides a range of support, counselling, therapy and training services free of charge to children and their families, the cost of which is approximately $6 million across New South Wales, VIC and the ACT each year.
For over seventy-five years the Black & White Committee has worked tirelessly to raise much needed awareness and funds for children who are blind or have low vision and use the services of Vision Australia (formerly The Royal Blind Society). The Black & White Committee is run by a team of volunteers, many of whom have been committee members for over 20 years and some for over 50 years.