Wesley Fair to raise much needed funds for those who are homeless

Wesley Fair to raise much needed funds for those who are homeless

 

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A key figure in helping the homeless in Sydney over 40 years, the Rev Noreen Towers, will open the 101st Wesley Fair at Thursday 6 November at 9.30 am at the front entrance of Wesley Mission. It is poignant that Ms Towers who did so much to help shape homeless services will open Wesley Fair, a key fundraiser for Wesley Mission’s work.

The CEO of Wesley Mission the Rev Dr Keith Garner and his wife Mrs Carol Garner will accompany the Rev Towers at the opening.

Dr Garner has extended a warm welcome to the people of Sydney to come and enjoy everything the event has to offer.

The ground and lower ground floors of Wesley Mission will be bursting with great food, fashion, books and interesting bric-a-brac. The baked goods will be of special note with many Wesley Mission staff baking to raise money.

Wesley Fair is known for famous-name fashion brands, pre-loved books and a wide array of fun Christmas gifts for the children. Buyers come from all over Sydney to save money on the very reasonably priced items.

A barbecue at the front of Wesley Mission between 8 am–12 pm will be serving tantalising rolls for breakfast and brunch. Devonshire tea will be served throughout the day.

Wesley International Congregation will be serving up a tasty selection of international food to the lunchtime crowds and adding to the buzz of the event.

There will be a selection of live music during Wesley Fair to provide great entertainment and music to browse to.

Funds raised through this year’s Wesley Fair will go to Wesley Oasis drop-in centre in Newcastle, which assist hundreds of homeless people each year.  The Oasis centre is in danger of closing due to cuts in government funding.

Wesley Fair runs from 9.30am – 5pm on Thursday, 6 November at Wesley Mission, 220 Pitt St, Sydney.

 

For media enquiries contact: Gavin Hanbridge, Wesley Mission

Ph: 0438 453 894.  Email: gavin.hanbridge@wesleymission.org.au

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