Federal MPs Ed Husic (Chifley) and Michelle Rowland (Greenway) today visited the Arnott’s Australia plant at Huntingwood in Western Sydney to meet with management and members of the Filipino-Australian community ahead of this Sunday’s “The Philippines,We Care” Typhoon relief fundraiser.
The fundraiser is a local initiative led by the two MPs and the Member for McMahon, Chris Bowen and will raise much-needed funds for regions of the Philippines torn apart by Super Typhoon Haiyan earlier this month.
“The Philippines will take a long time to recover from this devastating event and it is fantastic to see the world come together to help,” Ed Husic said.
“This Sunday’s fundraiser here at Arnott’s will be a welcome part of that relief effort,” he said.
“Arnott’s employs dozens of local members of the Filipino-Australian community and the company’s willing support in opening its grounds for this weekend’s event is greatly appreciated,” he concluded.
Ed Husic and Michelle Rowland today visited the Arnott’s factory at Huntingwood to discuss plans for Sunday’s fundraiser with plant manager Trevor Campbell.
It is hoped a large crowd will file through the gates this Sunday, with events including activities for the kids through to stalls for everyone.
The event will also be a strong show of moral support for local members of the Filipino-Australian community concerned about friends and loved ones in the Philippines.
Sunday’s event will run from 10.30am until 3pm.