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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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CARNIVALE FUN SUPPORTS FREMANTLE FOUNDATION

Posted in community, fremantle, fremantle foundation, hospitality, western australia by freoview on July 30, 2016

Freo de Janeiro. July 30

 

There is the opportunity today, Saturday July 30 to have a lot of fun while supporting the Fremantle Foundation‘s IMPACT 100 project by going to FREO DE JANEIRO at Little Creatures in the Fishing Boat Harbour.

It’s on from 12 noon till late, so dress up for a good old Carnivale!

Roel Loopers

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URBAN ADVENTURE RACE SUPPORTS FREMANTLE FOUNDATION

Posted in fremantle, fremantle foundation by freoview on February 10, 2015

The third annual Urban Adventure Race Fremantle is set to be held on Sunday 1st of March, 2015 at The Esplanade in Fremantle.

This urban adventure race features 5 disciplines: a 750m Ocean Swim, 15km Mountain Bike, 4km Trail Run, 3km/4.5km Ocean Paddle and an 8km Coast Run, in a triathlon style event suitable for competitors with a range of abilities.

Competitors are challenged across multiple terrains around the Fremantle area, racing individually or as a part of a team. This fun adventure race is the first of its kind as it features an urban setting.

Fremantle and its surrounds offer the ideal setting for urban adventure racing thanks to a vast range of terrain and the beautiful coastline. Each of the 5 legs follow a different course around the Fremantle area, all starting and ending at The Esplanade. While on course competitors will take in areas including the Roundhouse, South Beach and Fishing Boat Harbour.

The Urban Adventure Race Fremantle is proud to continue the partnership with the Fremantle Foundation in 2015.

Through this partnership, the Urban Adventure Race Fremantle helps to raise funds for the Fremantle Foundation to allow them to address important social issues in the greater area of Fremantle, including homelessness, mental wellbeing and disadvantaged young people

An example of the Fremantle Foundation’s work is the 100 Hampton Road project run by FORM. In 2015, 192 residents of this lodging house will network by sharing meals together, take part in cooking classes and engage with the wider community to help build a better life for themselves.

When you give through the Fremantle Foundation you are improving the lives of others, both now and for future generations.

Register Now at http://www.vadventurerace.com.au/

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