CHO BRETT SUTTON CHARITY CALENDAR RAISES FUNDS FOR REFUGEE ORGANISATIONS
For the second year in a row, Victorians have shown their admiration for their Chief Health Officer while raising funds for two worthy charities.
The 2022 Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton Charity Calendar raised $23,953 for The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture (Foundation House), two organisations selected by Prof Sutton. The calendar featured climate change messaging from Nobel Laureate Prof Peter Doherty and Prof Sutton.
Quote attributable to CEO of Foundation House, Paris Aristotle AO
“Your gesture selecting Foundation House and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, sees and acknowledges our collective clients and their communities and the struggles they face in their daily lives. Those struggles have been accentuated throughout this pandemic. The funds we have received as a result of your generosity will be used to provide practical support to refugee families and young people.”
Quote attributable to ASRC Community Fundraising Coordinator, Jo Gumley
“Your support enables the ASRC to provide essential services to thousands of people in need. This includes providing legal support and meeting vital needs like food, housing and basic material goods. It also enables us to provide an ear to listen when people are feeling overwhelmed and training and education to help them on the path to employment and a brighter future. Together, we are part of the movement that will shape Australia into a fairer, more compassionate, and welcoming place for people who seek safety on our shores.”
Melbourne film producer, Leanne Tonkes created the initiative which also raised over $17,500 in 2021 for Médecins Sans Frontières and The Smith Family.