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FREO’S FAMOUS LONG TABLE DINNER BIGGER AND BETTER

Posted in charity, christmas, city of fremantle, food, homeless, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on August 28, 2018

 

 

Tickets for this year’s, even bigger and even better, Fremantle LONG TABLE DINNER go on sale on Monday 3rd September at 9AM. Last year tickets sold out in a matter of hours and the organisers hope they will achieve the same outcome this year.

The LONG TABLE DINNER will be serving 1,200 three-course Christmas Dinners
There will be half a kilometre of dining table
There will be an army of more than 200 volunteers
Over 100 businesses will contribute goods or services to the event

They expect to raise well in excess of $100,000 for homeless and disadvantaged people

There will be over 40 street performers and roving Circus stars brought to you by Circus WA

Moore and Moore Christmas Markets along Henry St with 50 festive craft stalls, food and beverages

Showcasing the stunning West End Heritage and the amazing spirit of the Fremantle Business Community

Brought to you by The National Hotel and St Patrick’s Community Support Centre.

 

Roel Loopers

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HOMELESS PEOPLE ARE SOCIETY’S SHAME

Posted in city of fremantle, community, homeless, housing, social services, Uncategorized by freoview on August 20, 2018

 

society's shame

 

It always rattles my soul and upsets my heart when I see homeless people sleeping on the streets of our cities, especially when it is cold and wet.

Australia has well over 100,000 people who sleep rough every night of the week and who are at great risk of being abused, robbed and raped.

It is society’s shame that a rich nation like ours has so many homeless people and that affordable and social housing is not a top priority for our federal and state governments. This needs to change!

I took this photo at 11am today in Fremantle’s historic and beautiful High Street.

Roel Loopers

SLEEP OUT UNDER THE FREMANTLE STARS

 

May 5 Sleep uner the Stars

Only a week to go until the Sleep Out Under The Stars fundraiser for homeless people will be held at the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle on May 5.

The great people from St Patrick’s yearly organise this event that is well worth participating in. Contrary to the plight of those forced to sleep on the streets the event is a bit of fun with live music, activities for children, etc.

It costs only $ 25 for adults, $ 10 for kids and $ 15 concessions, or a family $ 60.

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REACH OUT TO ARTREACH

Posted in art, city of fremantle, homeless, Uncategorized by freoview on March 9, 2018

 

ARTREACH pop up

 

The ARTREACH Expo pop-up shop is showing great art by homeless people who need and deserve our support and it is a fantastic way to help people while becoming the owner of a great new artwork, so please do go and check it out!

It is organised by St Patrick’s and some of the artworks are really stunning.

It is on in the Woolstores shopping centre all of next week and this weekend.

Roel Loopers

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ART AUCTION TO SUPPORT DISADVANTAGED

Posted in art, city of fremantle, homeless, Uncategorized by freoview on February 27, 2018

 

ARTreach is an online auction by Fremantle’s St Patrick’s Support Group to support disadvantaged and homeless people.

There is some stunning art for sale so please do make a bid and do it to support the artists and not to get a very good artwork for next to nothing!

Check out and start bidding on the amazing art up for auction from the wonderful ARTreach programme. All proceeds from the sale go directly back to the artists. https://www.myminiauction.com/stpats

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BIG FACEBOOK LIKE FOR MUSLIM HOMELESS RUN

Posted in charity, city of fremantle, homeless, multicultural, muslim, Uncategorized by freoview on February 11, 2018

 

There has been an amazing interest for this blog post on Facebook, which I published a few weeks ago.

All my Freo’s View blog articles are automatically shared on Facebook and Twitter, but this one about the Muslim Perth Homeless Run has created the most response I have had on FB with 268 LIKEs so far and 88 people sharing the post.

For those who missed it here is a re-run.

Perth Homeless Run

I finally caught up today with six handsome Muslim men from the Perth Homeless Run. I have noticed them for several months on Sundays when they come to Fremantle to offer food, cold drinks, and today even icecream to the homeless people around town. They also do it in Northbridge on Friday night they told me.

With all the negativity about Muslims supposedly not integrating it is important to show that the reality is quite different and that Australian Muslims make a very positive contribution to society. Well done gentlemen!

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FREMANTLE CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

Posted in city of fremantle, community, homeless, mental halth, Uncategorized by freoview on January 26, 2018

 

YEAR 2

YEAR 1

 

A Fremantle individual and a group received the WA Premier’s Citizen of the Year 2017 award from Mayor Brad Pettitt today at the City of Fremantle’s citizenship ceremony at Fremantle Oval.

Fremantle Citizen of the Year Simone Ryan pioneered the successful Imagined Futures initiative which aims to address the complex needs of at-risk young people as they transition into high school. She is also Co-chair of the South West Metropolitan Partnership Forum’s Vulnerable and at Risk Youth Working Group and a youth counsellor with Palmerston Association.

Active Citizenship award winner Street Friends Pop-Up Street Shop is a free weekly volunteer-run service that provides disadvantaged people in the Fremantle community with healthy food options, toiletries, clothes, blankets and friendly company.

The award was received by Ruth Marshall who started the group.

Roel Loopers

 

HELP THE HOMELESS ART AUCTION

Posted in art, fremantle, homeless, Uncategorized by freoview on June 16, 2017

 

Homeless art auction June 17

The annual Help the Homeless art auction is on again tomorrow, Saturday June 17 at the Fremantle Townhall at 5.30 pm. Doors open at 3 pm so you can view the art works before the auction.

It is organised by the Soroptimist International Fremantle and is for a very good cause, so support it and buy some great art!

Roel Loopers

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FREO NOT DONATING TO HOMELESS BOXES

Posted in charity, city of fremantle, homeless by freoview on February 3, 2017

The five colourful Donate Without A Doubt collection boxes for the homeless the City of Fremantle installed around the CBD are less than successful.

The CoF reports that $ 8747.00 was donated to St Patrick’s in 2016 and half of that is the dollar for dollar match by the City.

It means that less than $ 12.00 a day was collected from the public in the five boxes, or $ 2.40 per box.

There is also little evidence it has helped to reduce beggars in the CBD.

Roel Loopers

HOMELESS DONATIONS AT TAB?

Posted in city of fremantle, gambling, homeless, roel loopers by freoview on October 4, 2016

homeless

 

Is the TAB really a good location for one of the homeless donation collection boxes, City of Fremantle?

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