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ART AUCTION TO HELP THE HOMELESS

Posted in art, artists, city of fremantle, homeless, homelessness, social services by freoview on June 15, 2020

 

HELP THE HOMELESS online art auction 5pm Sunday 21 June – 5pm Sunday 5 July

Online at https://www.artistschronicle.com

Soroptimist International of Fremantle is holding the eleventh annual Help the Homeless Art Auction – online for the first time. Previously held at Fremantle Town Hall, the Covid-19 forced move to an online event will open up the availability of purchases to a wider audience.

Beneficiaries are the Freo Street Doctor, Multicultural Futures and The Starlight Hotel Choir. See the 50 second video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m08opHvwcns&feature=youtu.be

Freo Street Doctor is a mobile health clinic serving the physical and mental needs of homeless, at-risk and marginalised people with low or no income, transients, substance abusers, and those with diagnosed and undiagnosed mental illness.

Multicultural Futures crisis and short-term accommodation program assists migrants and refugees who are homeless or about to become homeless.

The Starlight Hotel Choir is so-called for its reference to the night view of the homeless. The Choir is administered by St Patrick’s Community Support Centre in Fremantle. Members are homeless or at-risk of being homeless, and through music discover a sense of community and social inclusion.

Included in the Auction this year are works by Tony Jones, Jo Darvall, Greg James, Stewart Scambler, Miik Green, Sandra Black, Julie Podstolski, Lesley Barrettt, Anne Gee, Sheryl Chant, Carol Clitheroe, sisters June and Jean Pastore, Shirley Clancy, Madeleine Clear, Claire Davenhall, Susie Marwick, Lesley Whitham, Amok Island and Luda Korczynskyj.

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ST PAT’S NEEDS FRUIT AND VEGETABLES!

Posted in city of fremantle, community, health, homeless, social services, st patricks, Uncategorized by freoview on March 5, 2020

 

The stupid and selfish Coronavirus panic buying is affecting Fremantle’s St Patrick’s, with donations of fruit and vegetables almost drying up, so they have difficulties feeding those in need.

Galatis on Wray Avenue often has great specials on where one can buy a box of fruit or vegetables for next to nothing, so if you want to help St Pat’s please seriously consider doing it NOW! A kilo of apples costs $ 3.00 at Coles, so you can buy a lot of apples for just fifty dollars.

St Pat’s CEO Michael Piu writes: We normally have a wide variety of fruit and veg available for clients. Whatever would be convenient and easy to obtain for donors would be gratefully received. We are open mon – thurs 7.30-2pm; Friday 7.30-9.30, and donations can be dropped in those times at the Day Centre, 12 Queen Victoria Street, Freo.

There are now people who need toilet paper who can’t buy any while others buy ten packs. Take note that 60% of toilet paper is made in Australia, not China!, and that the manufacturers are running 24/7 to make up for the shortage in the supermarkets.

And my advise for panic buyers. Get a life! Think about others and be considerate!

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LAST TICKETS FOR FREO LONG TABLE!

Posted in charity, city of fremantle, homeless, st patricks, Uncategorized by freoview on November 25, 2019

 

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Surprisingly there are still a few tickets left for this Thursday’s FREO LONG TABLE, so make sure to snap them up by midnight tonight!

The Freo Long Table is one of the best events in town with a long table stretching from Market Street all the way to Mouat Street in beautiful High Street of our heritage West End.

There will be roaming entertainment, John Butler and Mama Kin will be performing, and it is always a really fun evening

Proceeds go to St Patrick’s so it is a very worthwhile fundraiser. Don’t let Freo down. I needs to be a sell out!

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FREO LONG TABLE TICKETS GO ON SALE

Posted in charity, city of fremantle, community, homeless, social services, st patricks, Uncategorized by freoview on August 28, 2019

 

Long Table Dinner

 

Tickets for the fabulous Fremantle Long Table will be for sale from this coming Monday September 2 on, so make sure to be fast and order some, or you might be too late to be part of this very popular fundraising event for St Pat’s that will be held on November 28

Go to: http://www.fremantlelongtable.com.au

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STATE STOPS FREO STREET DOCTOR FUNDING

Posted in city of fremantle, community, health, homeless, local government, social services, Uncategorized by freoview on February 12, 2019

 

Black Swan Health has applied to the City of Fremantle for a $ 20,000 per annum sponsorship to be able to continue with the Fremantle Street Doctor services, which they have supplied for over 14 years.

The WA Health Department will stop funding the project at the end of this financial year on June 30, which in my books is an absolute disgrace!!!!

The Freo Street Doctor runs six mobile health clinics a week and is the only medical service for many people, so very essential for those who are doing it tough.

Black Swan Health Ltd. is seeking a $20,000 donation from the City to enable
continuation of the ‘Freo Street Doctor’ clinics. The donation request would support
indirect costs, including:
• Two “Freo Street Doctor’ vehicle running costs, licence, registration, insurance,
service, maintenance and repair, tyres and fuel.
• Outreach worker salary costs.
• Clinical consumable costs.
• Information Technology costs.
• Utilities

To put the money in perspective, the annual Winterworld Festival gets $ 25,000 cash from the city, plus the city loses out on parking fees at the Italian Club, and that comes combined to a total of $ 75,000 for just a few weeks of ice skating fun.

I know what I would prioritise.

Both items are on the agenda of Wednesday’s FPOL Committee, so come and speak out in support of the Freo Street Doctor!!!! 6pm at the North Fremantle Community Centre.

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BIG ST PATRICK’S CHRISTMAS LUNCH

 

 

More than 200 people enjoyed a three-course Christmas lunch in Princess May Park, organised by Fremantle’s St Patrick’s community care.

Fremantle Labor member Minister Simone McGurk was there, as were Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett and Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt and his young daughter Aoife, who was a bit worried about Santa, played by former Freo Councillor Rob Fittock.

St Pat’s Michael Piu and Victor Crevatin were supported by many volunteers when they were serving  the Christmas roast.

It was a heart-warming event and nice to see so many smiling faces from those who are doing it tough.

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BRILLIANT LONG TABLE DINNER IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, community, homeless, social services, st patricks by freoview on November 29, 2018

 

 

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The Fremantle Long Table Dinner this evening was bigger and better than ever, stretching nearly 500 metres along historic High Street to accommodate 1,200 guests who all enjoyed a three-course dinner.

It is expected that the fundraising event organised by the National Hotel, St Patrick’s and many volunteers and supporting businesses will raise $ 100,000 for St Pats, that will go toward supplying services for the homeless and needy people in our city.

Four makeshift kitchens were used to prepare the meals and the guests were entertained by Circus WA performers, live music and street artists.

The Moore&Moore cafe also put up a Christmas Market in Henry Street to support the event.

This is an outstanding effort by everyone involved and they all deserve huge gratitude from the Freo community for making this such a special and heart-warming evening, although the sea breeze created a bit of a chill in the air.

Well done all and congratulations and thank you!!!

 

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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.

 

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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.

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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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