Help rebuild schools in Ukraine at Arkaba Hotel’s fundraising luncheon

The Arkaba Hotel are co-hosting a long luncheon fundraiser this November, raising money to contribute to the ‘Rebuilding Schools Ukraine’ initiative.

Ukraine has long been known for its rich culture, history, and indomitable spirit, yet, in recent times, it’s the resilience of its people that has been put to the test.

The ongoing Ukrainian War has had devastating impacts on the country’s educational infrastructure, and with over 360 educational institutes destroyed and a staggering 3,400 damaged since February of 2022, thousands of young minds are yearning for the sanctity of a classroom.

Recognising the importance of restoring these spaces of hope and learning, the South Australian family-owned and operated business, the Hurley Hotel Group, is hosting a long luncheon fundraiser on Friday, 3rd November, along with Mix 102.3’s Ali Clarke, at the Arkaba Hotel in support of The Association of Ukrainians in South Australia (AUSA).

Promising more than just a dining experience, this event is a call to action and an opportunity for Adelaide’s community to come together and contribute to the ‘Rebuilding Schools Ukraine’ initiative.

The afternoon, set in the Arkaba’s newly refurbished Top of the Ark, will feature three unique performances from Ukrainian performing arts groups, including the Volya Dance Troupe, Bandura Ensemble, and the Irmos Choir.

Adding to the occasion, a live auction orchestrated by Phil Harris of Harris Real Estate will also take place, offering another avenue to contribute generously to this important initiative.

Guests will enjoy a three-course menu of a traditional Ukrainian entree, Varenyky, a potato and cheese dumpling, followed by a choice of two mains as well as dessert.

Jenny Hurley, the owner of the Hurley Hotel Group, has acknowledged the support of the South Australian business community has been heartwarming, with almost all food, beverage and entertainment donated, ensuring all proceeds of the day go towards rebuilding education for Ukrainian children.

Some of the South Australian suppliers and businesses that have donated their time and resources to the event include Four Seasons, The Midfield Group and Galipo Foods, vino from Paracombe, Seppeltsfield Barossa, Tomich Wines, Lobethal Road, Penley Estate, Kilikanoon Wines, Torbreck and Robert Oatley, beer form Coopers Brewery, Coca Cola and photography on the day from Outline Creative Photography.

‘We are now encouraging people to come and have an enjoyable day that will make a difference to the lives of many Ukrainians who are experiencing extreme hardship’, says Jenny.

Equally appreciative is Diane Howarth of The Association of Ukrainians in South Australia.

‘We are so grateful to the Hurley Hotel Group for continuing to raise awareness and, most importantly, funds in extremely generous support of our Rebuilding Schools Ukraine fund. This fund’s objective is to rebuild an entire school in Ukraine when the time is right. Many Ukrainian children have experienced things no child should have to endure, and many have been deprived of education since the illegal invasion that began over 18 months ago.’

The Hurley Hotel Group and AUSA are inviting South Australians to come together to support a worthy cause. With tickets priced at $140 per person, it’s a chance to impact the lives of countless Ukrainian children and gift them the education they deserve.

What: Rebuilding Schools Ukraine, Fundraising Luncheon.
When: Friday 3rd November, 12 noon-3 pm.
Where: Arkaba Hotel, Top of the Ark, 150 Glen Osmond Road, Fullarton, SA 5063.
For tickets and more info, click here.

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