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Ted Kennedy Aboriginal Fund

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS FOUNDATION (SHF)
TED KENNEDY ABORIGINAL FUND
2009 GARAGE SALE

This year’s SHF Ted Kennedy Aboriginal Fund Monster Garage Sale was held at the Kazcare Centre (Old Steiner School) to coincide with the monthly markets now being held there again.

TIRED BUT HAPPY THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE AFTER A LONG DAY RECYCLING PRE-LOVED GOODS FOR THE TED KENNEDY FUND

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The organising committee for the SHF Ted Kennedy Aboriginal Fund announced today that their Monster Garage Sale fundraiser was more than an economic success. They have been inspired and encouraged by the generosity of the people of the Wingecarribee Shire who have once again donated goods and purchased items from the garage sale in support of the fund which provides grants for local Aboriginal initiatives and to support young Aboriginal men and women.

Many thanks must also go to Peter Kazacos who very generously provided the venue for this year’s garage sale. More than 300 people came through the doors of the hall at the Kazcare Centre (formerly Bowral Steiner School) on Sunday. This not only demonstrates a real commitment by our community to support Aboriginal people but also a great commitment to recycling!

With hundreds of items for sale including toys, electrical goods, haberdashery, bric-a-brac, jewellery, books, furniture, preserves and home baked goodies, locals and visitors took advantage of bargains that were priced to sell. The sale made more than $2000 for the Fund.

“This was an excellent event that really showed the goodness of our local community,” said Aunty Val Mulcahy, Wingecarribee Aboriginal Elder. Many more books, DVD’s and CD’s are available for sale during Tulip Time at the new Aboriginal Community Centre at the former Bowral Courthouse. “Come along and get a bargain!” says Aunty Val.

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The SHF Ted Kennedy Aboriginal Fund was set up to administer a small grants program that targets cultural and educational advancement of the local Wingecarribee Aboriginal community. The Fund was established in 2006 to commemorate and perpetuate the commitment of Father Ted Kennedy. Father Ted was the Catholic priest at the inner Sydney Redfern parish of St Vincent’s who for over 25 years dedicated his life to working for the rights of Aboriginal people. Father Ted had a strong connection with the Southern Highlands through his retreat at Burrawang.

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