The ‘Thank You Australia’ project is an annual tribute to the generosity that Australia and its people showed upon the early Vietnamese immigrants—generosity that gave the community a life of peace and boundless opportunities. For this year’s celebration, organisers proudly announced that a total of $ 505,380 has been raised. The pay check was received by Anne Randall, Director of the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.
As part of this year’s series of fund-raising activities initiated by Mr. Dung Le, Director of Hollywood Nails, renowned Vietnamese-Australian entrepreneurs, celebrities, artists, and representatives of local Vietnamese-Australian communities were gathered together in a fund-raising concert last April 25th,2015 at the luxurious Crown Casino Palladium in Melbourne to celebrate 40 years of residency. In continuing the Vietnamese tradition of gratitude and appreciation, ‘Thank You Australia’ organisers as well as world-renowned Vietnamese artists joined hands to make the concert successful beyond anyone’s imagination.
The concert was headlined by Ngoc Dan Thanh, MC Nam Loc, Nguyen Khang, Diem Lien Quoc Khanh, Dan Nguyen, Hoang Thuc Linh Phuong Hong Que, Nguyen Hong Nhung, Quang Minh and Hong Dao, and the MC Dan Phuong from Sydney. Members of the choir of the parish Hoan Ca Keysborough, Victoria also performed in the event. Government representatives such the Melbourne City Councillors, City Mayor, State Representatives, Senators, and Congressmen attended the event along with Robin Scott, the Minister for Multicultural Australia, and Matthew Guy of the Prime Consul (Opposition Leader). The Media Press also partied with nearly 3,000 spectators, packing the Crown Casino Palladium and enjoying a spellbound track of music and performances.