Shanthi Foundation annual raffle draw was held on the 11th November 2017. The response and the support were fantastic. A total amount of A$ 22,340 was raised through the ticket sales.
A total number of 2,234 tickets were sold.
As always, we would not be able to achieve our fund-raising goals without our generous friends of Shanthi Foundation. Our heartfelt gratitude to the businesses and individuals that contributed in the way of prize money and prizes. All of us at Shanthi Foundation and those we serve, sincerely appreciate your kindness and commitment.
South Australia Sri Lankan Doctors Association (SASDA) dedicated their biannual Gala Dinner in the picturesque Ian MacLauchlan room at world famous Adelaide Oval, to the cause of Shanthi.
Dr. Charitha Perera, the Honorary Consular General for Sri Lanka in Adelaide was instrumental in organizing this event. It was a wonderful event where the distinguished members of the medical fraternity from Adelaide and around Australia along with their families gathered for a night of cultural pageantry, great music and dance.
Nadieka de Silva, a committee member of Shanthi Foundation shaved her hair to raise funds for Shanthi Palliative Care Hospital – the first palliative care hospital in Sri Lanka. It was a simple idea, a gesture by a daughter, dedicated to her sick father to raise funds for a worthy cause
The simple idea gathered momentum with the ambitious vision of Suharsha (Chairman of Shanthi Foundation) to be elevated to the proportions of a major fundraiser.
From the first meeting to the event date was 10 weeks. All the committee members stepped up and gave their 110% as always. Their dedication and passion spoke in volumes on the night where a record sum of AUD$199,468 was raised in donations and pledges.