This is Jesse
Fashion retailer Suzanne Grae is a key supporter of White Ribbon Day, a partnership which has raised over $2.1 million. The funding is for an education program in schools aimed at violence prevention called Breaking the Silence, striving to change the attitudes and behaviours that lead to and perpetuate violence against women; suzannegrae. com.au/whiteribbon-partnership
Concert for Home in Queanbeyan
Photo Peter Stoop
Breaking the silence
In a moment, he will turn to the Trades & Services Guide and find a local who can help him repair the damage he has done. Jesse will be suitably impressed he found someone so easily to help.
A Christmas concert in aid of Home in Queanbeyan will be on Saturday 10 December 2pm at Queanbeyan Uniting Church; tickets at the door.
Family fun day A free family fun afternoon will be held on Friday 16 December 3.306.30pm at the St Barnabas Anglican Church, Charnwood. Celebrate the festive season and enjoy a barbecue as well as face painting, jumping castle and live music. There will be craft activities for the children and a live nativity scene to get the family into the spirit of Christmas.
Charity garage sale Opportunity To Do will hold their last garage sale for the year on Saturday 17 December 8am-12pm at 5 O’Grady Place, Wanniassa. Browse through a huge range of baby, kids, adult and household items, all at affordable prices. All proceeds go towards funding projects that promote sustainability and self-reliance in poor communities.
End of year sale Another Chance Op Shop at Scullin shops, Ross Smith Crescent, is holding an end of year sale offering 50% off the entire store from Monday 12 to Friday 16 December. There is a great selection of clothing, books, toys, shoes and Christmas gift ideas in store. The op shop will then close for six weeks to give its volunteers a well-earned break and will re-open on Friday 27 January 2017.
Saving seats The Capital Chemist group recently hosted their annual trivia night to raise awareness and vital funds for Lifeline Canberra’s 13 11 14 crisis support and suicide prevention service. The 21 tables of trivia buffs raised over $24,000 for the local charity. According to Lifeline Canberra CEO Carrie-Ann Leeson, “knowing that it costs $26 to answer a lifesaving call, this remarkable fundraising effort from the Capital Chemist group will fund almost 1,000 calls”, adding that the holiday season is the busiest time of year for the local crisis support service. Meanwhile, thanks to a generous donation from the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Lifeline Canberra can answer an additional 200 life-saving calls. On Friday 25 November, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia presented the local charity with a cheque for $5,000 – money raised through an internal appeal. The funds will be directed to Lifeline Canberra’s Save a Seat campaign; saveaseat.com.au
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