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Fun day on the cards


Jesuit Mission is basking in the success of its annual Card Day, held recently at St Ignatius' College, Riverview. The event follows hot on the heels of the super-successful Indian Bazaar, and has resulted in another windfall for Jesuit Mission's projects in India and South East Asia.


‘It's top numbers this year', says organiser Margaret Knapp, ascribing the event's success to ‘the time of year, a lot of networking, and the fabulous support of the Jesuit Mission network'.


The Card Day is an opportunity for friends of Jesuit Mission to meet and catch up over a game of cards and a delicious lunch provided by the organisers. For many, the day has become the highlight of their social calendar.


‘You see people here that you don't see all the time', says Kay Dunford, a long-time Card Day attendee.


‘The group I used to play with are well into their nineties, and don't come anymore', says a youthful-looking Margaret Sawyer. A long association with the Jesuits has ensured her avid support for the event, which she has been attending for many years. ‘I'd hate to hazard a guess how long!' she laughs.


The Card Day-which includes a variety of games, from Bridge to Solo-has grown to include a raffle, with prizes donated by benefactors, as well as several stalls selling jewellery and stylish household items.


Jesuit Mission's Card Day may well be a two-decades-old institution, but all formality and competition are left at the door. ‘We take it in turns to win!' explains Margaret Sawyer.


Cards of a giving kind


As Christmas approaches, Jesuit Mission is also offering people a chance to give a gift that gives twice.


Jesuit Mission Gift Cards provide support for health, education and rural development programs.


Blank Christmas and Greetings Cards are also available. Click here for more information and an order form.




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