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    2019 Maytime Fair

    Article by Chloe Broadhurst

    2019 Maytime Fair

    The Maytime Fair was held at Xavier College, Kew on Saturday, May 4th.  It is a key fundraising event for Jesuit Mission. The fair draws a staggering 8,000 people who participate generously, knowing that all of the funds raised go directly to where they are needed most. 

    Saint Ignatius College Geelong has had 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.

    The students who helped this year were: Anthony Zanghi, Sean Neylan, Chloe Broadhurst, Samuel Salisbury, Jessie Williams, Abigail Valentine-Rawlins, Heidi Bakker, Noah Gullan and Emily Jones.

    We’d like to extend a special thank you for all those who contributed to our stall including:

    • Lonsdale Tomato Farm     
    • Terindah Estate wine                                                
    • Jack Rabbit wine
    • Manzanillo Olives and Oil                                           
    • Beck’s Honey Drysdale
    • Geelong Flower Farm
    • Rolling Pin Bakery, Leopold
    • VCAL – plants, cards, jewellery

    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”.

    Chloe Broadhurst  Arrupe Leader

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