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Charity Christmas lunch raises $35,000

A big thank-you to sponsors and attendees.
Last week’s office products industry charity Christmas launch raised $35,000 in aid of children’s charities, including this year’s major beneficiary Dandelion Support Network.
Around 140 people attended this year’s event, organised by the Australian Office Products Charitable Fund and held at Club York in Sydney.
MC John Donaghy (Discount Office National) presented a cheque for $22,000 to Gabrielle Humphreys, operations manager at Dandelion Support Network, who thanked the office products community for its on-going support for the not-for-profit group.
Humphreys said her organisation was “eternally grateful” for the cash donation and the hundreds of book packs that have a made a “huge” difference to the lives of under-privileged children.
PHOTO: Major sponsors with Dandelion’s Gabby Humphreys (centre) – from left, Adam Joy (Office Brands), Adam Colman (ACCO Brands), Belinda Lyone (Complete Office Supplies), Margaret De Francesco (Dynamic Supplies) and MC John Donaghy (AOPCF chairman)..
Mind Blank says thanks
Ally Kelly, CEO of Mind Blank, an organisation that promotes mental well-being, has thanked the Office Products Charitable Fund and the office products industry for its support last year.
“I wanted to share the immense gratitude and heartfelt thanks from the entire Mind Blank team for your exceptionally generous donation last year. Your support has been nothing short of transformative, leaving an indelible mark on the lives of children and young people during a time of profound need. Your selflessness has not only made a significant impact but has also played a crucial role in delivering essential resources that provide education, comfort, and hope to those who need it most.
“Thanks to your help, we've been able to reach 2,055 students and host 27 workshops over 73 hours, supporting a total of six schools. Your contribution has been instrumental in making a positive difference.” – Ally Kelly, CEO Mind Blank Ltd
Date Published: 
29 November 2023