The APMA team organised the APMA Eid Cruise 2017 at Sydney Harbour on the 2 July 2017.
Over 250 people attended the event this year. In our view, the event was an incredible success. It was great to have the opportunity to meet the growing APMA family face to face and it was fantastic to see so many attendees with diverse backgrounds, enjoying themselves. For the new members, welcome to the APMA family!
This year, APMA dedicate the Eid cruise to support a not for profit organisation CLAN (Carers Living As Neighbours). APMA signed an MOU for joint partnership and support CLAN’s activities in Pakistan. Here is a little about CLAN: CLAN is an acronym for Caring & Living As Neighbours. CLAN is an Australian-based, not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation (NGO), approved by AusAID for Overseas Aid Gift Deductibility Status (OAGDS) and the Australian Taxation Office for Tax Deductibility Status. CLAN is dedicated to the dream that all children living with chronic health conditions in resource-poor countries of the world will enjoy a quality of life on par with that of their neighbours’ children in wealthier countries. In 2010 CLAN was formally approved for association by the United Nations Department of Public Information (UNDPI) as an NGO. CLAN was proud to serve as the inaugural Secretariat of NCD Child.
The highlight of the event was the fundraising. Dr Irfan Noor conducted the fundraising and we managed to raise nearly $27,000 to support CLAN in achieving better health outcomes for children in desperate need of help in Pakistan. This was not possible without generous support of the attendees. The donations give HOPE to the children desperately in need of support and will go a long way in bringing change to their lives.
Once again, thank you again for being part of such a wonderful experience at the APMA Eid Cruise 2017. There is nothing more powerful than when this community comes together to share ideas, stories, achievements and support each other. We are so happy to have you as part of the APMA family!
We congratulate all those who supported for such an achievement & make us proud. APMA together with CLAN will be keeping you updated on how the raised money is spent.
Dr Irfan Noor
Australia Pakistan Medical Association