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Benedict Barkat Foundation Fundraising Dinner was held at Newtown Sydney

The 2017 Annual Benedict Barkat Foundation Fundraising Dinner was held on Saturday, 18th November in the Crypt of St. Joseph’s Parish Newtown.
Well In excess of 100 supporters from the Pakistani Community, St. Joseph’s Parish, Newtown, St. Mary Mackillop’s Parish, Rockdale and the general public attended the evening.

Mr Mushtaq Barkat

The evening was hosted by Mr. Mushtaq Barkat with

Waqar Younis

Mr. Waqar Younis as the master of ceremonies. The keynote speaker was the Consul General of Pakistan Mr Abdul Majid Yousfani.

Peter Maher

Fr. Peter Maher of Newtown Church

Brendan Quirk

and Fr. Brendan Quirk of Rockdale Church appreciated educational and welfare services of Benedict Barkat Foundation and request to everyone for participation for donation.

 A.M. Yousfani

Mr Yousfani gave his unqualified support and thanks to Mr. Mushtaq Barkat and Fr. Peter Maher (Founders of the Benedict Barkat Foundation) for their tireless work in supporting the students, families and teachers of St. Mary’s School Hafizabad Punjab Pakistan.

Former Consul General Azam Mohammed, Present Consul General A.M. Yousfani and Syed Zafar Hussain

Mr Abdul Majid Yousfani kind words were also followed by words of thanks from Fr. Brendon Quirk (on behalf of Fr. Yacub Barkat - who is currently visiting St. Mary’s School Hafizabad) to all those who were in attendance and who generously donated to the Barkat Foundation.

The attendees were treated to a delicious Pakistani dinner provided by the Tandoori Hut Restaurant, Enmore Sydney.It was a lively evening with great conversation with a range of raffle prizes drawn during the Dinner and a wonderful opportunity to meet up with old friends and make new ones!!
We hope to see more people at the 2018 Annual Benedict Barkat Foundation Dinner.

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