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Zen Tea Lounge Foundation - Solidarity Against Family Violence - Charity Dinner

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The Zen Tea Lounge Foundation invites you to join us for a truly special event, "Solidarity Against Family Violence." 

This evening of compassion and unity promises to be unforgettable as we come together to support a cause that affects countless lives within our communities. Together, we can make a difference.

Step into a world of solidarity as we gather at the Smithfield RSL Club, who we wholeheartedly thank for supporting this event. 

Your ticket to this event includes a three-course meal, carefully curated to tantalize your taste buds and satisfy your cravings. In addition, non-alcoholic beverages will be served throughout the night, ensuring everyone can enjoy the evening responsibly.

Prepare to be captivated by entertainment that will touch your heart and uplift your spirits. We will have engaging performances by accomplished artists, and our volunteers will inspire a sense of hope.

Special Performance!

Prepare to be amazed with an electrifying performance that’s so breathtaking, we can’t describe it – you need to see it to believe it!

Exclusive Raffle for Attendees!

Last year we ran out of tickets, we’ve fixed that! There’s more tickets and more prizes, including archery lessons, zoo passes, gift sets, fitness coaching, accommodation packages – one of which is a three-night getaway (up to six people) in the heart of Sydney during next year’s outstanding Vivid Festival in June.

We have a silent auction – with experiences including car drifting, a French cooking masterclass, Capriccio 7 course Degustation Dinner Experience and more – Collectables from art prints to sport memorabilia and the ultimate Pokemon Gift bundle!

There’s a magical couples seven-day five-star resort getaway taking your relationship to a heavenly high, set against the romantic backdrop of Hoi An, Vietnam (valued at $6,900 ex. flights).


All this plus a glowing MC, ABC Television personality, Carol Ferrone. Guest speakers include Miss Universe Contestant & DV Survivor, Chantelle O'Donohoe. The Gangster Pastor, Tony Hoang, joins us to share his amazing story from crime to redemption. (see profiles below)

Enjoy a three-course dinner punctuating this flowing event.

Our traditional candle ceremony will remember and honour those no longer with us as we collectively state our commitment to standing up against family violence.

Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those affected and work towards a safer, more compassionate community.

Our MC Carol Ferrone

Carol Ferrone is a captivating TV and media Personality, MC and public speaker renowned for her expertise in Living History Immersive Experiences.

Carol’s charismatic presence and deep understanding of historical events make her a sought-after MC, presenter and speaker, enthralling audiences with engaging storytelling and insightful perspectives.

Whether on screen or stage, Carol’s passion for immersive experiences has made her a pioneer in the field. 

Her hit ‘Back in Time…’ series on ABC TV, brought Australian history to life, living through over 170 years of our nation’s past.

Through those experiences, she has been able to tell to tell the stories of those who have roamed before us. 

Carol is passionate about food, history, culture & Immigration, human interest stories, fashion throughout the decades and how this has shaped our culture and the country we call home.

Tony Hoang International Speaker & Gangster Pastor, is the the son of Vietnamese refugees. He endured domestic violence, driving him to join a notorious gang at 13, resulting in imprisonment at 14. 

Despite release, he remained in the drug trade, seeking to belong. Tragically, 16 friends fell victim to drug overdoses and violence.

In 2004, Tony transformed his life, sharing his redemption story worldwide with schools and organisations. 

With over a decade empowering disengaged youth, he founded Inspire180 to break the cycle of destruction.

Now a devoted husband and father of six, Tony's inspiring journey continues to capture media attention.

Guest Speaker - Tony Hoang

Guest Speaker Tony Hoang

Guest Speaker Chantelle O'Donohoe

Chantelle O'Donohoe Miss Universe Contestant & DV Survivor
Chantelle O'Donohoe is a Miss Universe Contestant & DV Survivor.

After enduring a physically, emotionally and mentally abusive relationship, Chantelle was broken. 

She had lost her identity and didn’t know how to find strength and self-worth.

Through sharing her story and donating her time to others, Chantelle rebuilt her life on her own terms.

Chantelle, a proud Nukunu and Ngadjuri woman, became known for her contributions, won accolades in the volunteering and community and was named in the Top 25 Australians contributing to social impact.

She became Ms Charity Australia 2019-2021; Charity Queen of the Year and Humanitarian of the Year at the Australian Beauty Pageant Awards.

By attending Solidarity Against Family Violence, you are taking a stand against a pervasive issue that plagues our society. Your presence and support will help us to create safe, harmonious communities free from the shadows of family violence. Together, we can bring about positive change and provide a sanctuary for those affected by this deeply concerning issue.

Purchase your tickets now and be a part of this transformative evening. Let us stand together as a united force, sending a powerful message of support and solidarity. Together, we can make a difference, fostering a future where every home is filled with love, compassion, and safety.

All proceeds from this event will go towards initiatives and programs aimed at preventing family violence and supporting those affected by it.

Exciting program details will be unveiled gradually. Make sure to stay in touch for regular updates on this page and via our social media.


National Support Services 1800 737 732. 
If you're in NSW, you can also call the Domestic Violence Line on 1800 656 463.

Translating and Interpreting Services: 13 14 50. TTY 1800 67 14 42.

The Domestic Violence Line is open 24 hours a day - 7 days a week.

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