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FREO GIVE&TAKE COMMUNITY CUPBOARD

Posted in charity, city of fremantle, community, Uncategorized by freoview on June 21, 2018

 

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There are many delightful, caring and considerate people in our lovely Fremantle community, and this photo is proof of it.

The residents of 109 Lefroy Road in Beaconsfield have built a  Give and Take Community Cupboard where generous people can donate food, clothes, books, etc. for those who need a bit of support.

Great idea. Thanks for caring!

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.

Roel Loopers

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BEAUT BEACY GENEROSITY!

Posted in charity, city of fremantle, community, Uncategorized by freoview on April 11, 2018

 

The Fremantle suburb of Beaconsfield is the most generous suburb per income in Western Australia. It ranked No 1 in WA and East Fremantle came No 2.

Beacy is also the only WA suburb which made it onto the twenty most generous suburbs in Australia, ranking at 14.

Well done Beacy! Proud to be a resident here.

Roel Loopers

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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!

Roel Loopers

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MAKE A WISH FOR A BETTER WORLD

Posted in charity, children, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on January 23, 2018

 

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I met these lovely young people in the Fremantle Woolstores shopping centre this morning where they were on duty to sign up new members for the very worthwhile MAKE A WISH foundation.

Say hello to Tilly and Aidan when you walk by and support the good cause!

Roel Loopers

 

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MUSLIMS CARE FOR HOMELESS

Posted in city of fremantle, islam, muslim, religion, Uncategorized by freoview on January 21, 2018

 

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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!

Roel Loopers

FREO SHOWS WHAT CHRISTMAS IS ABOUT

Posted in bid, christmas, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on November 30, 2017

 

 

Not many people who enjoyed themselves tonight at the Fremantle Long Table Dinner in historic High Street would understand the logistics of making the stunning event work.

To feed 800 people is a huge challenge at any given time, but doing it on the street, from different kitchens and with many volunteers, now that is amazing!

Karl Bullers of the National Hotel, the BID team, all the volunteers, and God knows who else was involved in organising this outstanding evening, all should receive the Fremantle Citizen of the Year award. You guys are truly amazing and deserve so much gratitude from the community!!

To do all this to support St Pats and the homeless and needy people is what Christmas should be all about and you all made it a reality. Thank you so much!!

Freo leading the way yet again!

 

Roel Loopers

 

FREO LONG TABLE DINNER ON AGAIN

Posted in charity, city of fremantle, community, Uncategorized by freoview on September 7, 2017

 

Long Table Dinner. Nov 30

The Fremantle LONG TABLE DINNER is on again bigger and better this year on the 3Oth of November from 6pm – 11pm

Join the Freo community for a night to remember along High Street in Freo’s historic West End. This year it will be much longer and go closer to the Roundhouse.

There will be 3 course festive dinner with wine, live music, street performances, charity auction and more!

Tickets are $140, but there is already a wait list for this very popular great event.

All profits from this event will go to St. Patrick’s Community Support Centre

This event is a collaboration of The National Hotel, St. Patrick’s Community Support Centre and Fremantle BID.

 

Check out the Fremantle Long Table Dinner Facebook page for more information and ticketing details.

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ST PAT’S LONGER SUPPORT FOR WOMEN

Posted in city of fremantle, st patricks, Uncategorized, women by freoview on August 11, 2017

 

A very important message from the St Patrick’s Community Support Centre:

It’s with a mix of optimism and gratitude that we announce that St. Pat’s Sisters’ Place will be transitioning from a short-term accommodation option to a medium-term service for women.

This decision was made in response to the growing need for medium term accommodation for women in the Fremantle area.

In the new service, women will be able to stay in the accommodation for up to 12 months, working with case workers to get their lives back on track.

Emergency, short-term accommodation will be continued to be offered by St. Pat’s Street To Home and Emergency Relief programs.

As Sisters’ Place transitions into its new role, we’d like to thank all the volunteers who have so faithfullly served the community over the last seven years. From all of us here at St. Pat’s, thank you.

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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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