by Richard Ford
In front of APCO’s stall are: Albert Prias, Ron Storey, a half Filipino youth visitor, Dr Cen Amores and Pet Storey.
(Photo taken by Ruben Amores)
The Alliance of Philippine Community Organisations Inc (APCO) participated at DOOLEYS Lidcombe Catholic Club’s Christmas Fair held at Wyatt Park, Lidcombe on 7 December 2014 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm by promoting Philippine products.
Every year, as DOOLEYS commitment to help Westmead Children’s Hospital, DOOLEYS organises a Christmas Fair to raise funds to enable them to assist more people in need of medical care. Participated in by many community organisations, businesses, charitable organisations, Auburn City Council and other entities, the support for this charitable event was overwhelming. Families were given free admission and children were treated with amusement rides, cartoon characters, face painting, cultural presentations and many other family-friendly activities.
As a community partner of DOOLEYS, APCO was given a free stall to promote and sell Philippine-made products, display posters and distribute flyers for its upcoming ”Fill in the Gap” project. Incidentally, this community development project of APCO is generously funded by DOOLEYS Lidcombe Catholic Club and supported by Auburn Small Community Organisation Network (ASCON) and the Auburn City Council.
Albert Prias, Chair of FLAGCOM & Friends, an active affiliate of APCO, brought in the merchandise for sale and put up the display, supported by Ruben and Cen Amores, current president and founding president of APCO respectively. Later on the day, they were joined in by APCO Secretary, Pet Storey and her very supportive husband, Ron.