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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!

Roel Loopers

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QUICK LOOK AT FREO LONG TABLE PHOTOS

Posted in charity, christmas, city of fremantle, community, homelessness, st patricks, Uncategorized by freoview on November 28, 2019

 

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DELIGHTFUL FREO LONG TABLE

 

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The FREO LONG TABLE is my favourite event in Fremantle because it is everything Fremantle is. It is fun, food, wine, entertainment and charity. It is an evening where the Fremantle community comes together to have fun to support those who need a helping hand.

Proceeds for the heart-warming event go to St Patrick’s, so thank you so much to all the volunteers, businesses, sponsors, chefs and cooks and volunteers, and performers, and, and, and. You all make Freo the very special caring place it is!

Roel Loopers

 

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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!

Roel Loopers

FREO LONG TABLE CHARITY AUCTION

Posted in charity, city of fremantle, homelessness, st patricks, Uncategorized by freoview on November 18, 2019

 

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It is close to Silent Night… and one should never be silent about the plight of our homeless and disadvantaged people, but a SILENT AUCTION is all together a different form of silence where one can make a difference and support charity while bidding on something special.

St Patrick’s LONG TABLE DINNER silent auction is on:

Whether it’s a weekend away you’re after; a new piece of art for the front room; or some signed Dockers gear for your loved one’s Christmas gift, the Freo Long Table Dinner charity auction has something for everyone and is NOW OPEN! All proceeds go directly to St Pat’s to help us in our mission to end homelessness in Fremantle and surrounds. Check it out: www.myminiauction.com/stpats

Thank you to all the amazing and generous local business, artists and the community who donated.

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MAMA KIN AND JOHN BUTLER AT FREO LONG TABLE!

Posted in charity, city of fremantle, music, social services, st patricks, Uncategorized by freoview on September 13, 2019

 

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There are still a few tickets left so the announcement that Mama Kin and John Butler will be guest artists at the Freo Long Table charity event is another reason to make your booking now!

Roel Loopers

TICKETS FOR THE BEST EVENT IN THE WEST!

Posted in city of fremantle, community, event, food, homelessness, social services, st patricks, Uncategorized by freoview on September 2, 2019

 

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Have you got your tickets for the Freo Long Table?

Don’t wait too long or they will all be sold and you really don’t want to miss the very best event in Fremantle and the whole of Western Australia.

Order your tickets today-NOW! at:  http://www.fremantlelongtable.com.au

Roel Loopers

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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

Roel Loopers

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GO LISTEN TO THE STORIES OF THE HOMELESS IN FREO TODAY

Posted in city of fremantle, homelessness, social services, st patricks, Uncategorized by freoview on August 9, 2019

 

An event to put a human face on homelessness will be held in Fremantle TODAY between 10-12 am in the High Street Mall as part of Homelessness Week.

Couch Conversations – a collaboration between St Patrick’s Community Support Centre, Uniting Care West and the City of Fremantle – will feature ten people with lived experience of homelessness who will be willing and available to share their stories with people passing by.

St Pats Chief Executive Michael Piu said a similar event held last year was a very positive experience for everyone involved.

“One of the common things we hear from people who are homeless is that they feel invisible and ignored – that people just walk past and look the other way,” Mr Piu said.

Couch Conversations is a great way to show that people who are homeless are real people with real stories to tell. The aim is to increase awareness of the issue, what is being done to reduce homelessness in Fremantle and how people can help out.

Couch Conversations follows the launch earlier this week of the 20 Lives 20 Homes program, which is two-year initiative to provide housing and wrap-around support to people sleeping rough in Fremantle.

The program will be coordinated by Ruah Community Services in conjunction with St Pats, Fremantle Foundation and the City of Fremantle.

Almost $1 million has been raised by the private sector to support the program, with the state government contributing $395,000 over two years and the City of Fremantle committing $40,000 this year with a further $40,000 proposed for next year.

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WHY PEOPLE BECOME HOMELESS

Posted in city of fremantle, homelessness, social services, st patricks, Uncategorized by freoview on August 8, 2019

 

Friday 10-12 mall talks

 

 

COUCH CONVOS is on tomorrow-Friday in the Fremantle High Street mall between 10-12am and will help people to get over some of the ignorance about homelessness.

People who have been homeless will talk about their experience; how they got there, how they coped with it and what the challenges were and are.

Many homeless people have mental health issues and far too many of those who sleep on the street are only in their teens.

Take the time to go and listen and engage with homeless people and don’t judge them as being the enemies of our society. Homelessness is a very serious social issue that needs priority in our governments as it is not acceptable that so many thousands of people have to sleep rough every night.

Roel Loopers

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