“Stories of Enchanted Wisdom” – Way In Network 32nd Anniversary Charity Ball

The anniversary ball was hosted at the Fullerton Hotel Sydney on Saturday, 22nd May 2024.

Ms Jessie Xiao CA (President) had her welcome speech, and said “I feel humbled and with my sincere thanks to all past presidents and members for having walked through this charitable journey, building a solid foundation with our unique culture and shared values, supporting each other and reaching out to those that are less fortunate and disadvantaged.”

Ms Annie Tang JP (Honorary Advisor) has been nominated as the event chair. In her speech, Ms. Annie Tang JP said “I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to our distinguished guests and event attendees, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedules to be with us this evening. Your presence here is a testament to your commitment to making a meaningful difference. 

Proceeds from the ball will support the life-saving humanitarian work of Médecins Sans Frontières, providing essential medical care to vulnerable populations worldwide. Additionally, a portion of the funds raised will go towards Warrior Woman Foundation with the initiatives focused on support programs for under -represented vulnerable young women for their physical, mental, and financial wellness.

To our generous sponsors and donors, we are deeply grateful for your unwavering support. Your donation and sponsorship have enabled us to host this event and maximize the funds we can direct towards the two worth causes. Your generosity is a shining example of corporate social responsibility, and we are honoured to have you as our partners in this endeavour.

My sincere appreciation to our dedicated team of exco members and volunteers, without whom this event would not have been possible. Your tireless efforts in organizing, coordinating, and executing every aspect of this fundraiser have been invaluable. Your commitment to this cause is truly admirable.“

Following guests of honour had their speech at Way In Network 32nd Anniversary Charity Ball.

Linda Tang, Hon Advisor of Way In Network, who was also the Project Head & Chief Editor of Way In’s yet to launch Collectable Photography Book “ Stories of Enchanted Wisdom” ( 睿智。瑰麗。美麗承傳)had briefed about this project “ With the 32 years of presence of Way In Network, many of our members had also evolved in their life history their unique experiences, value & wisdom which would be very inspiring to different generations of women. In this book we are capturing the spirits & unique story telling through images captured by world renowned & award winning photographer Mr Andy Cheung. Credits should also go to the project’s Director of Styling our committee member Polly Chan who has vast experience in beauty & styling both in Australia and Hong Kong. The book will feature these Way In members & other leading community females with their portraits and personal writings sharing their precious life experiences, achievements & aspirations.”

Linda had also introduced the featured women of the book & also thanked them for their generous donation for this great charity cause as all proceeds of the book will fund the charitable beneficiaries of Wayne In Network’s 32nd Anniversary Ball.

Thanks to our sponsors, we are proud to present auction items from a variety of luxury goods & gourmet experiences. And thanks to our long term supporters for sponsoring and supporting the event in various ways, including the various community groups

Ms Tamara Guo had her performance and supported women empowerment at the charity ball, she sang some of her renowned songs. Mulan Dance Group and Erhu Player Han Shi also had their excellent performance on the night.

Ms Sophie McNamara from Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders introduced the works that they do at their organisation, and thanked the Way In Network for raising awareness and donating to maternal health & fistula projects by MSF.

Ms Jessica Brown from The Warrior Woman Foundation introduced the works that they do at their organisation, and thanked the Way In Network for raising awareness and donating to the foundation to support the mentoring of vulnerable young females.

The Hon. Dr Helen Sham-Ho OAM JP, the founder of Way In Network presented her Vote of Thanks to the media friends, all the personal friends and corporate sponsors for their long term support & encouragement to Way In Network. She outlined the history of Way In, the gradual growth of the organisation, the hard work & contribution back to the local community, raising funds for both local & overseas charitable organisations to support worthy causes. Last but not least, she praised all the Way In sisters for their wonderful united efforts under the successive leadership of all the past presidents and committee throughout its history.