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St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria Inc. ABN: 28 911 702 061 RN: A0042727Y Telephone: (03) 9895 5800 Website:

Media alert 2 December 2009

Vinnies Centre volunteer ‘retires’ after 35 years of service Hampton’s Vinnies Centre will bid a fond farewell to Pat Flave, who will ‘retire’ after more than 35 years of volunteering at the Centre. Centre Manager Daniel Bryen paid tribute to Pat, saying “she’s been such an amazing part of our team here. Over the years Pat has had a variety of roles at the Centre, she’s been willing to take on so much. She just gives her time and spirit so generously. We’re all very sad to be saying goodbye to her, but after all these years, it’s definitely time for her to put her feet up!” The Centre has long been an integral part of the local community, providing furniture, clothing and household goods to families and people who are in need and are being assisted by local conference members.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY What: Farewell morning tea for Pat Flave Where: Vinnies Centre, 501 Hampton Street, Hampton. When: Wednesday 9 December at 10.30am ENDS

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