On Monday night as the Sydney Entertainment Centre honoured Sir Elton John’s 41st show at the iconic venue, Sir Elton and Time Out Sydney magazine did some honouring of their very own. Carole Ann King, founder of the Luncheon Club, was honoured by Sir Elton John and Time Out Sydney magazine for the work Ms King and her tireless volunteers have carried out for more than 15 years.

After we ran a feature on both Sir Elton’s charity work and that of the Luncheon Club last year, we thought it would be a great opportunity to join Sir Elton in congratulating this grassroots charity, Time Out Sydney‘s gay and lesbian editor Andrew Georgiou said. He loved the idea.

Sir Elton asked Ms King and volunteer Lance Day to his private room backstage where the pair were presented with the award and encouraged to continue their work.

This was a tremendous honour coming from a man who has devoted so very much to the cause we all share, King said.

Sir Elton was quick to praise King and Day for their grassroots approach to charity work.

It’s people like you who inspire us to continue, Sir Elton told King. You are the people doing the ground work.

Now in its 15th year, the Luncheon Club continues to service the HIV/AIDS community and, with the much-needed assistance from donations, hopes to continue its work well into the future.

You can help by making a donation at www.luncheonclub.org.au, or get involved by volunteering.

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