on behalf of the parents of Yr 12 Timor 2016students
a hugethank-you for supporting our Timor 2016for the St.Mary MacKillop college yr 12 student tennis fundraiser. In total we raised $941.50, a truly fantastic result. Proceeds from the tennis comp will go towards projects such as 1:Mary MacKillop East-Timor Mission with its emphasis on health and education and the provision of resources in the native language Tetun
2: Educational support for poor students and teacher training
3: Assisting with various building projects in Baguia
100% of donations raised go directly to the organisations for projects they identify as priority needs. In Timor $10 will buy a pair of shoes for a student , $12 a backpack and $36 will cover annual school fees.
Last years group of students refurbished a school building, where they installed concrete floors and walls, replaced old and leaking roofs, installation of ceiling. The East-Timorese students were delighted to have classes in weatherproof rooms for the first time ever, as we only have wet and dry season throughout the year.
The Timor project opportunity is highly sought by the students where only 10 Yr 12students are chosen out of 30. It reflects the vision and mission in the spirit of Australia's first saint "Mary MacKillop - never see a need without doing something about it" and the colleges motto "choose life with college" which seeks to choose life not only for ourselves but for others, especially those in need. It is part of the Service Learning Program which embraces all secondary students at St.Mary Mackillop.
Donations of food from Woolworths, Brumby's, Patchwork farm, Kenny's Poultry in Beaconsfield(chicken spare ribs from my cousin's poultry shop-which I'm sure you all enjoyed), some of the St.Thomas Moreparishioners and yr 12 students, parents-made cakes, slices, savoury dishes.
Local businesses Sessions Surf shop, MR Newsagency, Stella Bella Wines, MR Bookshop, Island Brook Winery, Basildene Manor, The Fudge Factory, Glitterati, Country Focus, MR pharmacy 777, Down to Earth, Jo Perry, Brewhouse, Essential Beauty, Chill Out Jewellery, Sports First Busselton donated prizes.
Some cluband community members, relatives donated money for the cause who were unable to participate in the tennis comp- many thanks to Nivio Madeira, Alan and Denise, Roger and Thalia, Sandie Bramich, Joan Barber, Pierra, Mary Cameron,
Thank-you to MR tennisclub committee for allowing us to sell the raffles tickets throughout all of last week and to all the pennantand social co-ordinators Pete Boyanich, Rose Deeks, Drew and Maureen.
It wasa warm day, thanks for persisting till the end, congratulations to the A division winners Andrew O'Neil and Grayden Clack, runners up Natalie Parszuto and Cam McRae and B division Bridget Bolitho and Alan Robb , runner up Jane Taylor and Andrew Leitch.
Thanks again Bec O'Connell for helping me out organising and sorting put teams, templates and I forgot to mention yesterdayPete Boyanich, another MR tennis committee member who always helps out 110%, who was there to open up and stay until the end to close up, thanks for you support to always helping in the back ground but also on the court, you are always great partner to play tennis with. Also to Michelle Boyanich for donating baskets, prizes for the raffle hampers.
Thank -you to the MR tennis committee for allowing the yr 12's hold this event, greatly appreciated.
Overall it was a lovely opportunity to network with players from Bussleton, socialise more within the club members, international visitors and just play the sport we love .... tennis.
Sara and Richard safe travels back to the U.K , see you back soon for more rounds of tennis.
MARGARET RIVER TENNIS CLUB
St Mary MacKillop College
MIXED DOUBLES TENNIS - TIMOR FUNDRAISR
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