I am in disbelief it's time for the AGM... 2014 - 2015 has come around quick this year!
The Year has been extra busy, SBS aired "Struggle Street" Wednesday 6th May 2015, 2GB Ben Fordham visited the Cottage Thursday 11th June 2015. Danielle, Brenda, Janice, Lynda and Catherine I cannot thank you enough for your help after Struggle Street aired on T.V. The phones, emails and visitors did not stop for weeks. The Australian public offered Graceades kind words of support, donations of money, food clothing household items without you I would not off been able to return calls or emails without your help.
Jantel Murphy and Luke Frazer for your support throughout the year. Heather who makes our gardens look so pretty. Peter who volunteers with computer help. A huge thank you to Ken the Community appreciates all the donations. Oz Harvest - Food Donations for weekly Hampers. Wendy for her beading expertise with Bidwill High School Kids Hamit, Amy, Danielle, Catherine who do so much for Graceades Cottage and our outreach programs Rebecca, and Jade for their help and jobbing the boys who help carry in gear for the ladies groups. TAFE and EVOCCA College students for their enthusiasm and fresh ideas.
Thanks to Debbie Higginson from Mt Druitt Learning Ground, Wendy and Rebecca - Bidwill High, Debbie Robinson - local resident, Vicki and the Willmot Community Group, Willmot residents, Willmot Public School, Workers from the WASH and Mt Druitt Reconciliation Group, Ray and Father Stan - Holy Family for the Space at Willmot. Youth off the Streets, Anglicare, Catholic Care, Mission Australia, Cameron Bridges, Allen, Belinda and Cathy - Housing NSW, Sir Trevor Garland - Owner of The Historical Oaks, Nene - Kallico Catering - Mother and Daughters High Tea, Ed Husic - Donation for Men's Shed Willmot, Kent Powell from Meyer Timber Pty Ltd - Timber Donations.
Thanks to all others who have worked with me this year. i would like to thank all the volunteers who have helped make it such a successful year.
Patricia, Brenda Janice and Management Committee thank you for believing and trusting me... And for putting up with me again!
Program Development Worker - Ivanka Pelikan
Graceades Community Cottage appreciates your helping hand towards building an inclusive and sustainable community.