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Thanks for volunteers

16-Sep-2009

Jesuit Mission held a gathering at Xavier College in Melbourne last week to thank the volunteers who made this year's fundraising efforts among the most successful ever.

 

More than 60 people attended the Thanksgiving Mass and Celebration on Thursday 10 September.

 

A highlight of the celebration was a presentation of gifts to Ed Perkins, who is retiring as event manager of the Maytime Fair after 35 years helping run the event.

 

Fr Phil Crotty SJ, Director of Jesuit Mission, presented Ed with gifts and thanked him for his generous contribution to the organisation over the years.

 

Fr Crotty also thanked the many other workers involved in the Maytime Fair and the Jesuit Mission Golf Day for their efforts in supporting Jesuit Mission's programs in East Timor, India, Cambodia and many other countries in Asia.

 

‘Jesuit Mission is heavily indebted to its volunteers, who contribute so much to the organisation in so many ways. Occasions like this are just a small opportunity for us to say thank you', said Jesuit Mission Melbourne Manager Stephie Dunstan.

 

She also gave thanks to Xavier College staff and students for their ongoing support for the Maytime Fair and Jesuit Mission.

 

‘Staff members at Xavier College also assist us in the development and teaching of material on Jesuit Mission for students in Jesuit schools throughout Australia. In this way, the students at our schools hear the Jesuit Mission story and learn about our work', she said.

 

This year's Maytime Fair was the most successful yet, raising around $150,000 for Jesuit Mission. The Golf Day, which has only been running for the last few years, also continues to raise significant funds for the organisation.

 

Australian Provincial Steve Curtin was there to thank everyone for their support, as was visiting Hazaribag Jesuit Fr Tom Keogh SJ.

 

‘We thank you for reaching out to people in Asia and Africa who have few of the advantages that we have. Through your generosity you have touched the lives of thousands in India, East Timor, Burma and Cambodia, where Australian Jesuits and their local colleagues are running schools, parishes, health care centres and social uplift schemes', said Fr Curtin.

 

For more on Jesuit Mission and how you can support their work, go to www.jesuitmission.org,au.

 

 

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