Over the past few weeks our website and social media pages have been busy covering all the promo and pictures of our fundraising activities; the highly successful Golf Day and our upcoming Irish Fight Night. Now as we reflect on all the support we have been given over recent weeks, we think it is important to remind everyone of the true side of our work that we don't often share.
While we shared fun pictures of our boxers, sponsors and golfers supporting our fundraising activities, our Outreach Worker and volunteers were busy in our office and in the community assisting people who needed our help.
Between Monday and Friday last week we assisted 14 clients and their families through distressing times. We ran our regular social drop-in in Bondi, Wollongong and Penrith for Irish seniors and our Be-friending volunteers visited nursing homes to have a cup of tea and a chat with those who may otherwise become isolated in the community. We began preparations for upcoming Mental Health First Aid training for community groups and information sessions for individuals and families returning to Ireland.
All this is only possible through the support given to us by our members, donors and sponsors. So, to all our golfers, boxers, volunteers, sponsors and supporters we say, THANK YOU.