- April 24, 2018
The Infants' Home celebrated the Grand Re-Opening of Rigby House, newly renovated with inspiring and inclusive environments, with a champagne and canapes event attended by over 80 friends and supporters on Wednesday April 18 from 6-8pm.
We welcomed His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales, and our Patron, Mrs Linda Hurley, to The Infants' Home for the first time, as our guests of honour.
LEFT- Left to right: Speaker Yumi Wong-Pan and husband with Mrs Linda Hurley and His Excellency. RIGHT- Left to right: John Sidoti MP, The Infants' Home President Mary Verschuer and Wests Ashfield Leagues Chairman, Mike Bailey.
We were thrilled to welcome so many of our old and new friends and supporters to this event.
Guests were treated to an Acknowledgement of Country and cultural dance demonstration from Uncle Terry, an original song for Rigby House written and sung by Mrs Hurley, Yumi Wong-Pan's family story of how having her children at The Infants' Home has helped her, and a showcase of Rigby House history.
Uncle Terry provides an Acknowledgement of Country and cultural dance performance.
Mrs Linda Hurley, the Infants' Home Patron, delights the audience with an original song about Rigby House that she wrote and performed. His Excellency and Mrs Hurley cut the ribbon to officially open Rigby House with The Infants' Home CEO Elizabeth Robinson and President Mary Verschuer.
Rigby House is one of five Early Childhood Education and Care centres located at The Infants' Home. It was established in 1959 as a nursery to meet growing child care needs for babies, and has well-served generations of families in our community over time, and is now fully renovated to continue to provide services for families into the future. The evening ended with tours of the newly renovated Rigby House. We thank all those donors and supporters that gave generously towards Rigby renovations, and all those who attended the event.
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