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Wednesday luncheon #4913 with Geraldine Cox AM

This week lunch meeting will be held on Wednesday 12.30pm for 1.00pm at the... Ian McLachlan Room, Level 3, Western Stand, Adelaide Oval, War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide

$32 if you book on our website - Welcome Desk price is $35. Includes Main Course, shared Cheese platter and Tea/Coffee, good company, great speaker and all done by 2pm!

Please book on our website by Monday August 22 10am to secure your place! Welcome Desk payment by Card only!


 

Guest Speaker Geraldine Cox AM

 

DR Lourenco Camnahas

 

 Sunrise Cambodia

 

Geraldine Cox AM was born in Adelaide, South Australia, in 1945 and is the Founder of the charity Sunrise Cambodia (formerly Sunrise Children’s Villages) which provides education, housing, support and hope to vulnerable children across Cambodia. Residing in the Kandal province of Cambodia, Geraldine acts as a mentor to the children in her care while also meeting with sponsors and donors who visit the Sunrise Learning Centres and those who offer their support from all over the world. She remains the inspiration and visionary of Sunrise Cambodia, making regular public and media appearances in Australia and elsewhere to teach people about the threats these vulnerable children face and assist with fundraising appeals. She is a passionate and stoic leader whose influence is felt in every area of the organisation, but it wasn’t always this way.

When she was younger Geraldine was considered the ‘wild child’ of the family. In her early 20s, after learning she would never be able to conceive, she joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and embarked on a life-changing journey that led to her discovering her calling. She was posted to Phnom Penh, Cambodia in 1970 and saw a country in turmoil due to the Vietnam War. It was this first posting which significantly shaped the person she is today.

Geraldine went on to explore the world with postings in Manila, Bangkok, Tehran and Washington DC. In 1987, Geraldine left her government role and worked for Chase Manhattan Bank in Sydney, Australia for eight years, but part of her had never left Cambodia.

In 1995, at the age of 50, Geraldine could deny the call no longer and she returned and established what would become Sunrise Cambodia. Geraldine was determined to help displaced war orphans living in appalling conditions close to the Cambodian-Thai border. Pol Pot’s brutal regime had claimed the lives of their parents, and Geraldine refused to turn a blind eye to their need for help.

 Geraldine is a well-known and highly respected humanitarian figure in Australia. The Australian media also appreciate her work and love her vibrant personality, regularly requesting her appearance on television and radio programmes.

 

 

 

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Please note the venue - Ian McLachlan Room, Level 3, Western Stand, Adelaide Oval, War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide

 

 

Event Properties

Event Date 24-08-2022 1:00 pm
Event End Date 24-08-2022 2:00 pm
Available place 85
Cut off date 23-08-2022 3:00 pm
Individual Price $32.00
Location
Adelaide Oval - Ian McLachlan Room
North Adelaide SA 5006, Australia
Adelaide Oval - Ian McLachlan Room

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