Bindaring Red Cross Clothing Sale
Thank you to the Forster family who once again allowed people from our community to drop off clothes for men, women and children, including shoes, bags, belts, scarves and costume Jewellery.
It was a very successful fundraiser supporting the Australian Red Cross local services.
The VP of Bindaring Unit, Red Cross, Caroline Arundell sent a message to the Alumni office thanking the community for support and announcing they raised $224,000.00.
CINI (Children In Need India) Australian branch
Dr Jennie Connaughton (Class 1970) recently forwarded this email following the afternoon tea where more than 30 of our students assisted in some way and many Alumni attended:
“An enormous thanks and congratulations to you all. We raised $20,082 on Saturday after expenses and there may be another $100 to come. On top of this is $3000 per annum promised in recurring donations. This is a spectacular effort. Last year it was $17,000, before that $15,000. I know that everyone put in a massive effort, bringing your great ideas, creativity and good will, as well as cooking, cleaning, hunting and gathering for auction, getting guests to come, donations to be made, doing purchasing, printing, designing, collating and generally being consumed by CINI but most importantly making it an afternoon where people had a good time, were happy, relaxed and had the opportunity to sit with friends and family and celebrate Mother’s Day and CINI's work. It is only through this enormous generosity of spirit that it can be such a success. This will fund 2/3 of the IICCHAA program for the year as well as having many more people now know about the work that CINI is doing.
Blessing and gratitude to all you wonderful people I am honoured to be a part of this good work with you “
Songs for Jess
If you love Opera or musical in general, then this event is for you. John XXIII College Alumni, WAAPA Graduates and Professional Australian Opera Singers will be accompanied by Concert Pianist David Wickham 3:00pm Sunday 11 June 2017. Tickets are still available, please click here https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=279027&bof=1 This is a fundraising concert for Jessica Bosch married to Saul Bosch (Class 2002). Both are battling serious illness and need our help.
Breast Cancer Network Australia
Nicola Peachey nee Quinlan (Class 1991, current parent) was invited to address the College teachers and staff this week to share her journey about Breast Cancer. College Staff fund-raised for Breast Cancer Network Australia www.bcna.org.au It was a brave decision to speak out in front of a large crowd of people, with some of Nicola's past teachers and her children's current teachers in the audience. However after the shock of hearing Nicola's story, she was met with applause, raising awareness of this ugly disease and encouraging donations to go to this worthy cause. The sum raised was in excess of $500.00 with staff purchasing pink iced finger buns