HelpingACT, an organisation based in Australia’s capital, Canberra to help the homeless, vulnerable, refugees and others in need, celebrated two years of its operation on Saturday 21 November 2020 at a lunch event at the Taj Agra restaurant in Belconnen.

Dignitaries attending the event included the Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia, Mr Babar Amin, the CEO of Sydney Forex, Mr Munir Mohammad a longstanding supported and donor of HelpingACT and Dr Sue Packer, Senior Australian of the Year 2019 amongst others.

The program started with the President of HelpingACT, Mohammed Ali, presenting a slide show to attendees of HelpingACT’s services over the last two years.

This included a financial breakdown of how donor’s funds have been spent. Of particular note was the fact that only about 5% of the HelpingACT budget is spent on administration, which means that vast majority of donations and other revenues is spent directly serving those who need it.

HelpingACT Vice President, Dr Muhammed Aksu, presenting award to Munir Mohammad, CEO of Sydney Forex

The CEO of Sydney Forex, Munir Mohammad, who has been an active supporter of HelpingACT since its inception, said a few words of the importance of this work in the community and was presented with and award by the Vice President of HelpingACT, Dr Muhammed Aksu.

From left: Pakistani High Commissioner, Mr Babar Amin, CEO of Sydney Forex, Mr Munir Mohammad, and the President of HelpingACT, Mr Mohammed Ali.

The Pakistani High Commissioner gave a speech on the role HelpingACT has played over the last two years and wished a bright future for the organisation.

There was a cake cutting ceremony before the sumptuous lunch served by the wonderful staff of Taj Agra.

Further photos of the event is below. For more information regarding HelpingACT visit their website www. HelpingACT.org or search for HelpingACT on Facebook or Instagram.