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    The Maytime Fair

    Article by Mr Paul Lewis

    Faith in Action at The Maytime Fair

    The Maytime Fair is an annual fundraising event for Jesuit Mission hosted by Xavier College, at 135 Barkers Rd, Kew in Melbourne. This year the Maytime Fair will be held this Saturday 4th May, 2019 from 9.00am – 4.30pm.

    Saint Ignatius College Geelong has a stall at the Maytime Fair for quite a number of years now. Our stall is  "Tastes of the Bellarine" and it is always  a huge success. Students and staff volunteer their time to attend the Fair and we are very grateful to local businesses who kindly allow us to sell their produce at the Fair. 

    Our regular supporters each year include;

    Terindah Estate

    Jack Rabbit winery

    Van Loons Nursery

    Manzanillo Grove

    Lonsdale Tomato Farm

    Advance Mussel Supply/The Little Mussel Cafe 

    The Maytime Fair, which is in its 68th year, is a key fundraising event for Jesuit Mission. Awareness of the event draws a staggering 8,000 people from near and far who participate generously, knowing that all of the funds raised go directly to where they are needed most. Jesuit Mission works with local partners in over 14 countries across Asia and Southern Africa to provide a range of targeted support and training that empowers women, men and children to build the skills, capacity and resilience they need to live full and free lives.

    Since the year 2000, the Maytime Fair has raised over $2.8 million for these endeavours. Rector of Jesuit Mission, Fr Trung Nguyen SJ, recognised this as “a phenomenal contribution” in support of Jesuit Mission and its partners’ work “to uphold the innate dignity and promote the rights of God’s most vulnerable people”.

    Paul Lewis  Deputy Principal: Staff, Identity and Operations

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