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Riverview morning tea

After what seemed like weeks of rain, it was a glorious day for a morning tea on the Lane Cove River, hosted by St Ignatius College Riverview Parents and Friends Association.

6 Claudia Stephens friends Emma Sonia Geraldine Magaret

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Mary's House morning tea

Riverview morning tea

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To book: https://www.trybooking.com/265770

Raffle prizes:

  • Tahitian black pearl, 9.5 mm set in 18K white gold – courtesy of the Costello family 

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  • $300 travel gift voucher courtesy of Mary Rossi Travel
  • Flowers of your choice to the value of $250.00 courtesy of Sweet Violets Florist, Lindfield
  • Signed original photograph courtesy of Riverview’s Father Jack McLain SJ
  • Zjoosh gift pack
  • Facial/Body treatments to the value of $200.00 courtesy of Body by Design, Lane Cove
  • Perfumes including Chloe’s Love and Calvin Klein’s Euphoria
  • Yoga - Namaste at Northbridge and Riverview Boathouse vouchers
  • Hand baked “Mary’s House” cake courtesy of Mary Gualtieri
  • Young Man designer t-shirt pack (needs packaging)
  • Pancake and party pack (needs packaging)
  • Home pamper pack (needs packaging)
  • Home relish hamper
  • Basket of beaut books
  • Selection of red wines from Angullong Vinyard, Orange, courtesy of the Crossing Family
  • Floral arrangement courtesy of Spotted Orchid, Lane Cove
  • Intro Fit Assessment and one personal training session, courtesy of Michelle Roseby, Pro Fitness personal training
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The ABC’s of community engagement

Bruce Hambret, Anne-Marie Allgrove, David Walter, Emma Rossi and Chris Freeland

A is for Attorney

The legal profession has been supportive of Mary’s House since it’s inception, and we were delighted Mary’s House was invited to present to law firm Baker McKenzie for International Women’s Day on March 8.

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International Women's Day

Jimmia Women’s Rescue Centre with Madame Beatrice in red on the far right

To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, 2017, Mary’s House is sharing its beautiful friendship with a Women’s Shelter in Kenya, Africa, called the Jimmia Organization Women's Rescue Centre.

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Mary's House bequest

Bequest

Caption: Joan Burford

Mary’s House was provided with a significant bequest in early 2017. It is unexpected and very welcome. The donor was Joan Burford, an esteemed member of the Zonta Club of Sydney North who died 25 May, 2016. Mary’s House is very grateful and thanks Joan for her kind and thoughtful act.

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Random acts of kindness - Mary's House

Leaving Mary's House

Donations from Sydney North Random Acts of Kindness, Mummies Paying it Forward and St Vincent de Paul help the women get established after leaving Mary’s House.

We often get asked ‘What happens to the women when they leave Mary’s House?’

Our answers vary depending on a woman’s circumstances.

One moved in with her mother, another was able to move back home. And another, perhaps the most frequent occurrence, is to move to transitional housing.

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Cantorian Sydney Choir

Cantorian Sydney Choir

At St Peters Church, Blues Point Rd, North Sydney.
Sunday, March 12, at 2.30pm. Entrance$20/$15 pensioners
Tickets available at church door on day.

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Private Matters

'Private Matters' Exhibition

Artwork  to  raise  awareness  and  funds  for  Mary’s  House  Refuge    

As part of the exhibition ‘Private Matters’, artist Anne Buckingham has made 20 pairs of art inspired children’s paper thongs. The thongs are based on children’s picture books and their creation highlights the impact of domestic violence on children.

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Expect Respect

Expect Respect

Expect Respect  is a 6 week program for women who are experiencing or recently experienced domestic violence.

The program aims to provide women with information and support to enable them to make safe, informed decisions about their own future. 

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Special thanks

Photo: Bev from Shared with Dignity

During the festive season it’s timely for us to reflect on what has been achieved.

Thinking about the last 12 months with Mary’s House, and considering where we are now – with commitment and hard work, miracles can be made to happen!

Wishing everyone all the love, peace and joy of Christmas.

And special thanks to the following for their recent donations:

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Cocktails for Charity

Korean Australian Young Professionals' Cocktails for Charity

It was one of those glorious evenings in Sydney, with a gentle breeze, a setting sun over the Opera House, and 300 young Korean Australians ready to meet and be merry at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

The Korean Australian Young Professionals’ Cocktails for Charity annual event was launched in 2012, and Mary’s House was the 2016 beneficiary.

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