The Australia Oriental Media Buddhist Charity Association (AOMBCA) announced today that its Managing Director Lina Luo led a team of 20 staff members to visit the residents of Lewisham Nursing Home and celebrate the Christmas and New Year on 13 December 2019.
Ms Jovi, Manager of the nursing home, expressed her gratitude to the AOMBCA for its many years of support and its effort to bring to their residents joy and love. On behalf of Chairman Richard Lu, Ms Luo praised the hard work of Lewisham Nursing Home in the community, and donated $2000 AUD to the aged cared institution on behalf of Chairman Richard Lu. This marked another effort made by AOMBCA to support the aged care industry in Australia.
AOMBCA’s staff and volunteers prepared a fabulous show to the residents. Vocalists such as Anthea Chai, Merlin Chen, Yunjia, Nika and Nita performed a series of classical and pop songs, including Drinking Song, Hero, Yesterday Once More, I Will Always Love You, You Raise Me Up and All I Want for Christmas Is You. Dancers from Australia Oriental Media Dance Troupe also presented dancing performance with exotic oriental characteristics. The nursing home was filled with a great joy.
The affinity between Chairman Richard Lu and Lewisham Nursing Home could be traced back to 1999. Mr Lu had volunteered for a consecutive five years. He insisted on picking up fellow volunteers every week to the nursing home and take care of the residents there. Hence, Mr Lu was awarded a certificate of appreciation for his selfless act and devotion.
AOMBCA has been visiting Lewisham Nursing Home since 2015. Joined with other non-profit organisations such as Beyond Blue, Chinese Parents Association-Children with Disabilities Inc., and Elderly Australian Chinese Homes, AOMBCA has organised several charitable activities to improve the wellbeing of community members. It has also proactively participated in global disaster relief activities, including China’s Sichuan earthquake, bushfires in Australia, tsunami in the Philippines, and floods in Malaysia and Sri Lanka, by providing emergency aid and supplies, as well as making donations to charities such as Tzu Chi Foundation and Australian Red Cross. Its donation has exceeded $1 million AUD.