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FREMANTLE FOUNDATION CEO LEAVES

Posted in charity, city of fremantle, fremantle foundation, Uncategorized by freoview on April 20, 2020

 

I am sad to hear that Dylan Smith has left his job as CEO of the Fremantle Foundation, which he held for ten years, from the start of the great organisation.

Dylan, a former Fremantle Dockers player, is such a great guy and was such a good leader of the Fremantle Foundation that he will be missed.

I don’t know what Dylan’s plans for the future are, but I hope they will be in Freo, because he is a great asset to our city.

Thanks for all your work at the Foundation, Dylan! I still remember the day when I photographed the first board members at the Scoop building in Norfolk Street ten years ago.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE FOUNDATION 10TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY

Posted in charity, city of fremantle, community, fremantle foundation, Uncategorized by freoview on March 3, 2020

 

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Have YOU ordered YOUR ticket yet for the Fremantle Foundation 10th anniversary fundraising cocktail party?

It is on Friday March 27 from 7-10pm at Freo.Social. Do it NOW!

To celebrate the extraordinary milestones of the Fremantle Foundation, no ordinary Freo Ball would do.

Your night of fun and thrills will include:
Grazing table and finger-food, food cart and desert throughout the night – and a late-night treat!

Otherside beers and incredible local wines

Stunning performance by local community choir Walyalup Kannajil

Live music to dance the night away to Groove Night Avenue

A thrilling live auction hosted by Tim Gossage

Roel Loopers

 

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FREMANTLE FOUNDATION 10TH ANNIVERSARY

Posted in city of fremantle, community, fremantle foundation, Uncategorized by freoview on January 27, 2020

 

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My good friends at the FREMANTLE FOUNDATION are holding a fundraising cocktail party on March 27 in the beautiful Freo.Social hall, to celebrate their 10th anniversary.

The Fremantle Foundation is doing a great job for our community, so support them and book your tickets fast.

Roel Loopers

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NEW FREO FIRE FUND WEBSITE

Posted in bushfires, city of fremantle, community, fremantle foundation, fundraising, Uncategorized by freoview on January 16, 2020

 

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A new Freo Fire Fund website has been launched to help people raise money to support the communities affected Australia’s devastating bushfires.

The website – freofirefund.wixsite.com/mysite – allows people looking to raise money for bushfire relief to register an official Freo Fire Fund event and download a handy event kit with information and promotional material.

It also has a Freo Fire Fund events calendar, information about the fund and where the money raised will go and a link where people can donate directly to the fund.

The Freo Fire Fund was set up last week by a group of Fremantle community members who came together to collaborate, share skills and resources and raise money to help fire-affected communities.

The fund is held by the Fremantle Foundation as a separate Named Fund.

Fremantle Foundation Chair Carrie Clark said the money raised will be distributed to not-for-profit organisations that are assisting with the bushfire relief effort.

“The fund has identified a number of different focus areas where the money raised can be directed, including emergency assistance for people displaced by the fires, support for volunteer bushfire brigades and care for wildlife affected by the fires,” Ms Clark said.

“A full list of organisations that may receive funds is available on the website, but they include organisations like Australian Red Cross, Foodbank and the Australian Wildlife Conservancy.

“People hosting registered fundraising events or activities can nominate which specific focus areas they wish to donate to, and as the bushfire relief effort evolves the recipient list will be updated in response to community needs.”

To find out more about bushfire fundraising activities, register an event or learn more about the fund visit the Freo Fire Fund website.

 

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FREMANTLE BALL RAISES $ 45,000

Posted in charity, city of fremantle, fremantle foundation, Uncategorized by freoview on August 31, 2018

 

Congratulations to the Fremantle Foundation which raised $ 45,000 at the Fremantle Ball in the Esplanade Hotel earlier this morning. Well done all!

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE FOUNDATION BALL LAST TICKETS!

Posted in charity, city of fremantle, community, fremantle foundation, Uncategorized by freoview on July 25, 2018

 

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LEARN ABOUT OUR SHARED HISTORY

Posted in aboriginal, city of fremantle, fremantle foundation, history, indigenous, Uncategorized by freoview on February 20, 2018

 

The Fremantle Foundation is holding a Vital Conversation about Australia’s shared history – opening hearts, opening minds

It is an intensive one day workshop exploring ‘Australia’s Shared History’.

We learnt about Captain Cook, Stirling and Fremantle and the history of British colonisation but most of us know very little about Australia’s history from the Indigenous perspective.

With discussions around Australia Day increasing and the success of One Day in Fremantle, this Vital Conversation offers the chance to take the next step in your personal understanding.

This one day intensive brings knowledge and deep insights into the shared history of Australians. It looks through the eyes of the First Australians and with this Indigenous perspective sheds light on a past we all share.

Specifically it will increase effective and respectful professional and personal relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians by:

  • gaining knowledge of our shared history from an Indigenous perspective
  • increasing awareness of the impacts which continue to affect Aboriginal Australians today
  • learning to be comfortable and confident in the third space

It is on at 8.30AM – 4.30PM, Tuesday 27th February in the Big Hall in the Old Boys School, 92 Adelaide St. Fremantle, just opposite the Basilica.

Cost: $80 per person

Lunch and refreshments are provided.

The day is facilitated by Jenny Hunter and Kelly Terry, with guest Aboriginal presenters including respected Aboriginal elder Dr Noel Nannup.

 

Roel Loopers

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FREO’S INTERESTING VITAL SIGNS

Posted in city of fremantle, community, fremantle foundation, Uncategorized by freoview on July 23, 2017

 

The fantastic FREMANTLE FOUNDATION has published some interesting Vital Signs statistics about Fremantle, and I would like to share some of that with you all.

32,600 people work in the City of Fremantle and 39 per cent of the population were born overseas, but only 23%  speak a language other than English.

Only 9 per cent of Freo people walk or cycle to work, and our gender balance is pretty good with 51 out of 100 people being female.

According to the Fremantle Foundation stats there are 371 restaurants and cafes in the port city, 47 licensed venues, 20 live music venues and we had 149 events and festivals in 2016.

Unemployed in Fremantle has risen to 7.3%, and there are 139 crisis accommodation beds at St Patrick’s. 44% of Fremantle Doctor patients are between the age of 45 and 64 years old.

We are a smart mob in Freo with 64% of the population having a post-secondary education. The Australian average is 56%.

Only 19 per cent of the Freo community volunteered in 2010/11 and voters’ turnout was down to only 30.30% at the last local government election. It was 37.12% in 2013.

Only 26% of the Fremantle population is aged 0-25 years old, while the majority of 57% is aged 25-64, and 17 out of 100 are 65 and older.

Check out all the stats on http://www.fremantlefoundation.com/vitalsigns

Donate to the Fremantle Foundation. They are a great Freo group!

Roel Loopers

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MAKE A MILLION DOLLAR IMPACT!

Posted in charity, fremantle, fremantle foundation by freoview on March 27, 2017

The IMPACT 100 launch event of the Fremantle Foundation is held at Fremantle’s Clancy’s this Thursday March 30 at 6 pm.

All are welcome, so please attend and see how YOU can make a difference!

For more info: https://fremantlefoundation.simplero.com/deliveries/327apoMnXEdi-2F-

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NIGHT HOOPS RECEIVES IMPACT 100 GRANT

Posted in children, community, fremantle, fremantle foundation, youth by freoview on November 9, 2016

A big CONGRATULATIONS to Night Hoops which last night was awarded the $ 100,000 Impact 100 grant by the Fremantle Foundation.

Night Hoops was conceived by Griffith Longley to try to take kids off the streets at night and give them something to do under supervision, with mentors, serve them a meal, play basketball, and give the kids a safe bus drive home.

This very popular program in Fremantle and Cockburn is run by dedicated volunteers and with sponsorship, so the big grant will help them to achieve even more.

Impact 100 is a project where 100 people are asked to donate $ 1,000 each and the total sum of that is then awarded to a community organisation each year.

I am delighted the so very worthwhile and effective Night Hoops received this year’s grant. Well done Griff and all involved. You are my kind of heroes!!

Roel Loopers

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