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
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
‘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.
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.
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
Cards of a giving kind
approaches, Jesuit Mission is also offering people a chance to give a gift that
Gift Cards provide support for health, education and rural development
and Greetings Cards are also available. Click here for more information and an order form.