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Mother’s Day Raffle Fundraiser!

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Mother’s Day is a particulary tough time for the mums already doing it tough, living lives impacted by the trauma of domestic violence. At Mary’s House Services, we are on the front line and know this reality only too well. In the week leading up to Mother’s Day, we are raising funds to help the women and children in our refuge and victim-survivors accessing our vital services.
1st Raffle Prize – A 3 night stay at the stunning ‘Star Of The Sea’ Resort in Terrigal. The accommodation comprises a 3 bedroom/3 bathroom ocean view apartment. A simply spectacular place to get away! (Value $2800).
2nd Raffle Prize – Sydney Weekender Experience. An array of exciting activities and experiences for the entire family. (Value $1000).
3rd Raffle Prize – 5 Weeks Of Personal Training With Vision Personal Training, Crows Nest. (Value $799).

Sydney Male Choir Fundraising Event – BOOK NOW!

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The Sydney Male Choir has been on a long standing mission – to ‘Bring Joy Through Song!’ On Sunday 21 May they will also be on a mission to help us fundraise with a special concert at St Francis Xavier Church, 17 Mackenzie Street in Lavender Bay. The Sydney Male Choir has been an iconic part of the Sydney arts scene since 1913 and we’re so thrilled they are putting on a show for us!
Please come along to hear their soothing sounds AND to enjoy an afternoon tea. Great raffle prizes to be had too. Whether you’re a local or fancy an excuse to visit beautiful Lavender Bay, it’s going to be a great afternoon for a fantastic cause. Tickets are only $30 and include the performance and refreshments. We do need to know numbers, so PLEASE BOOK AS SOON AS YOU CAN.
Booking Link is HERE: www.trybooking.com/CFUHF

Thank you for a Successful IWD Lunch 2023

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Our 2023 International Women’s Day Lunch was an astounding success. 230 amazing women and men attended our lunch at the beautiful Kirribilli Club where we came together to #embraceequity, acknowledge International Women’s Day and raise money to support women and children escaping domestic violence.

We are pleased to share that we raised almost $65,000! These funds will be directed towards supporting Mary’s House Services to continue to provide quality refuge and services for women and their children escaping domestic violence and abuse.

Jacinta Tynan, our passionate MC guided us throughout the day, Aunty Margret delivered a Welcome to Country which bound us together in gratitude, Zoe Marshall shared her story of survival and Anna Sheppard reminded us of the value of spreading kindness. We’d like to deeply thank Jacinta, Aunty Margret, Zoe and Anna for sharing the day with us.

The Mary’s House community is unique. The heartfelt encouragement and the commitment to our cause from so many people in such diverse ways is extraordinary. Thank you for sharing the day with us and for your very generous help.

Thank you to Bisley Workwear who supported the event, to the Mater Hospital for your ongoing corporate support and to everyone who donated prizes for our raffle and auction, (listed below), those who donated financially, the event suppliers and our many volunteers who made the lunch possible. We would like to particularly thank our photographer, Fine Photography, our videographer from Storyteller ProductionsFlowers by Min for their floral arrangements and Kwik Kopy, North Ryde, who provided us with their services, pro bono. We are so grateful.

Together we are supporting families to be safe, hopeful and empowered to rebuild their lives.

A big thank you to everyone!

Warmest regards

The Mary’s House Services’ Team


MOVIE NIGHT Fundraising Event – Buy Tickets Here!

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We’re very excited about an upcoming MOVIE fundraising event on Monday 13th February 2023, 6pm at the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, Cremorne! If you fancy a great night out at the movies, or are looking for a unique gift idea … buy tickets today for the special film screening of ‘The Fort’ and help make a difference to the lives of women and children in our refuge.
‘The Fort’ is an Australian film about family violence that will be screened at the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, Cremorne on Monday 13th February 2023 at 6pm. Executive Producer and Australian celebrity, Shaynna Blaze is recording a special message for Mary’s House Services in support of our efforts.
It would be wonderful if you could diarise this event, get a group together and purchase tickets as soon as you can.
The link to book tickets is here: BOOK TICKETS HERE!

Mary’s House Walk 2022 – Event Details

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With only a few days to go until the 2022 Mary’s House Walk, now is a good time to share some key information about the walk and details of the activities we have planned for the day.  

The Starting Line

8:15 – 9:00am: Registrations open at Milson Park, Kirribilli. Here you will be provided with your Mary’s House walking cap and drink bottle. Croissants have been donated by I LOVE BUTTER for the first 100 people to arrive.

9:00am: Welcome Speeches will commence.

9:15am: Warm-up by Mel Thomas from KYUP.

Mel is a frontline domestic violence prevention expert who speaks openly and candidly about the complex social issues surrounding family violence from first-hand experience.

In 2013, Mel won a scholarship with the Layne Beachley Foundation to establish Australia’s Premier domestic violence prevention education charity, the KYUP! Project (pronounced KEY-UP! named after a martial arts power shout).

9:45am: The Walk commences in 5-minute groupings. You will be allocated with a group start at registration.

12:30pm: When you have completed the walk back at Milson Park, we welcome everyone to continue up the hill towards The Kirribilli Centre and join us for a casual lunch. Access to The Kirribilli Centre will be from Bligh Street, Kirribilli.

Wet Weather

While the weather is looking good for Sunday, we still need to be prepared that this may change. If there is light or slight drizzle for the walk, we will still be going ahead with it. In the event that the weather poses a risk to our participants, the event will be cancelled. We will be making a decision by 5pm Saturday if this occurs and posting it on our socials and website.


Parking can be challenging in Kirribilli and we encourage people to use the local public transport options i.e. train, ferry or bus. There are some spots around Milson Park that are not subject to restrictions on a Sunday.


We welcome everyone to join us for lunch at The Kirribilli Centre from 12:30. We have pizza from the Pizza Boys and drinks available. We would love to see as many children come as well and we have entertainment for the children as well as treats. Bring your families along to celebrate your achievement!. Kindly access The Kirribilli Centre from Bligh Street.


We will be selling raffle tickets on the day for $10 each. The prizes include:

  • RM Williams 90th Anniversary Craftsman Boot, valued at $649.00.
  • Vittoria Coffee hamper
  • Sunset Cruise and 3 course dinner for 2 on Sydney Harbour valued at $250.00
  • Australian wine

We welcome your furry friends to come along on the walk with us. Unfortunately dogs are not permitted on the grounds of The Kirribilli Centre. You may be able to tie them outside the Centre, if this was an option for you.


We are well on our way of achieving a great fundraising effort for Mary’s House Services. We received over 300 referrals last year and all money raised will enable us to extend our reach to more women and children impacted by domestic violence. Thank you for all your efforts so far, keep it going!

Have fun

Most importantly, this is a time to have fun! Get your community onboard, meet new people and pound those pavements in preparation.

The Map

All participants will be provided with specific details of the walking route around the Lower North Shore on the day, below if an indication of the area we cover.

Thank you

We are looking forward to seeing everyone on Sunday 30 October. Thank you again for supporting Mary’s House Services and the families we support escaping domestic violence, we truly are so grateful.

Know that you are keeping fit while walking against domestic violence.

Thanks to our sponsors of this year’s Mary’s House Walk, SAINT SOMEBODY, Holding Redlich and the Mater Hospital, North Sydney. We would also like to thank all the volunteers who will be assisting with the day, this event could not be possible without them.

We thank those businesses who have donated items for the walk Vittoria Coffee, R.M. Williams and I Love Butter.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at jacquiem@maryshouse.org.au.

Warmest regards

Mary’s House Services Team x

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