Jenny Leong MP called on Parliament to celebrate the contribution of Maggie from Maggies Thai to the Erskineville community as well as to firefighters during the bushfires.
"I draw the attention of this parliament to one of the true stalwarts of the Newtown electorate – Maggie from Maggies Thai on Erskineville Rd, Erskineville who recently celebrated their 30 year anniversary. The one and only Maggie first moved to Erskineville and opened the restaurant with her mum back in January 1990 – at the age of 21. The site was originally a Korean takeaway and Maggie rented the space for $280 a week. Since then, Maggie and her mum, who is now in her 80's and can still be seen helping out, have established themselves as a local institution. Maggies Thai makes a valued contribution to the Erskineville community, not only because of the delicious food but as a result of their strong commitment to our community. In the wake of the recent fires which devastated so much of our state, Maggie and her team held a Bhan Mi weekend where all proceeds were donated to the Firies. The community got around them and they successfully raised $5300 for the RFS. Thank you Maggie."