May Out and About

The month of May is when we celebrate all the mums in our community, especially at the Mother's Day Classic. 

I always enjoy taking part in this event, which raises valuable funds for breast cancer research. This year's turn out was strong as the city park lands were transformed into a sea of pink. 

This month the Norwood Football Club launched Build the Fort - a campaign to raise money for the Wolf Blass Centre. This is a multi-purpose facility for everyone to use for a variety of events. There are a number of ways you can donate to the Club so be sure to contact them on 8362 6278 to get involved.

Our 6th Annual Austerity Night was hosted again at The Salvation Army, where we heard from guest speakers Craig Scott from Operation Flinders and Captain Matt Reeve from The Salvation Army. Aside from eating some delicious soup, we raised $1,835 for these charities and I'd like to thank everyone for their generous donations. The money will go a long way in helping disadvantaged youth and people struggling with housing difficulties. You may have also spotted me on the parade this month collecting donations for the Salvation Army's Red Shield Appeal. I always welcome locals to come up and have a chat about community matters.

A huge thanks to the Rotarians and volunteers who did a fantastic job of serving all the meals at the Rotary Club of St Peters School Music Awards. The music and talent was fantastic.

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) Day took place this month for its 16th year. I thoroughly enjoyed reading "I Got This Hat" to the St Ignatius Junior School year 3 class. NSS Day aims to encourage young Australians to read and enjoy books. The students were very well behaved and even sang a song to me! I also popped into St Joseph's Memorial School, Kensington to read a Phil Cummings book to the students, which was donated to the school's library.