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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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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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HAVE A GOOD FREO HAIR DAY!

Posted in charity, community, fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on May 16, 2017

THIS DESERVES SUPPORT FREO, SO GET A HAIRCUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE!
On Sunday 21st of May, 10am-4pm us girls at Salon Express in Fremantle will be offering $10.00 haircuts for ladies and gentlemen.

The proceeds of the day will be going to a dear friend Tara, she was involved in a horrible accident and is currently stuck in a Thailand hospital.

So come down get a hair cut or even just pop a donation in towards her. Every little bit counts and is much appreciated by us and her family.

If you could please just share this post that would also be great, Thankyou xx

SALON EXPRESS is at 128 High Street just east of Kings Square at the roundabout with Queen Street.

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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COLLECTING CLOTHES FOR KIDS

Posted in children, fremantle by freoview on March 15, 2017

 

Children are the future of our planet so if we can support them we should do so.

The Fremantle Moore&Moore cafe is collection clothing, books and toys to distribute to disadvantaged kids, so if you’ve got anything, or want to buy some new stuff to donate, please drop it off at 46 Henry Street in Freo’s gorgeous West End.

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

LONG TABLE DINNER IN FREO’S HISTORIC WEST END

Posted in charity, christmas, fremantle, heritage by freoview on November 24, 2016

 

The first Fremantle Long Table Dinner in historic High Street looked absolutely stunning with little port cranes carrying Christmas presents and all lit up.

This is a fantastic event that should become an annual one and all the way to the Roundhouse.

Well done to all who worked so hard to make this happen!!

Roel Loopers

FREO LONG TABLE CHRISTMAS DINNER

Posted in christmas, community, fremantle by freoview on November 21, 2016

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There are still a few tickets available for the Fremantle LONG TABLE CHRISTMAS DINNER in historic High Street that is on this Thursday November 24 at 6 pm.

All proceeds go to the St Patrick’s Community Support Centre, so a three-course meal with live entertainment in the heritage precinct is well worth the $ 120.00.

Dress in a Splash of Red! Book tickets by phoning 93356688.

Roel Loopers

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FREO DONATION BOXES LITTLE HELP FOR BEGGARS

Posted in beggars, charity, city of fremantle, homelessness, local government by freoview on October 6, 2016

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No matter what positive spin the City of Fremantle puts up about the five charity donation boxes in Fremantle, to discourage street begging, they have been less than successful.

Five colourful boxes were installed in mid February this year but the total sum donated to the St Patrick’s Community Centre up to October 3 has only been $ 7,126.70. That included the City matching public donations dollar for dollar.

This ends up being only $ 3.96 per day, so not even two dollar per day from the public, who clearly continue to donate to individual beggars, although we see fewer of them after safety officers have been moving them on.

There are no easy solutions to combat homelessness and street begging, but it is clear that the donation boxes in Fremantle have done very little to improve the funds at St Patricks as four dollars a day does not even buy a meal for one single beggar.

Roel Loopers

STARLIGHT HOTEL CHOIR FIGHTS POVERTY

Posted in fremantle, homelessness, western australia by freoview on August 24, 2016

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