In October, our Community Partnerships Team attended the Findon Spring Fair in South Australia. The community event is aimed at raising awareness about poverty levels in Australia. The event is held annually during Anti-Poverty Week, which ran from 15th-21st of October 2017.

With the support of Uniting Care Wesley Bowden and the City of Charles Sturt, Findon Community Centre brought together a range of local support services to provide food and information for the neighborhood. In addition to Campbell Page attending,  Uniting SA, The Salvation Army Corps Arndale and Anglicare SA also attended to raise awareness during Anti-Poverty Week.

On the day, Chloe Span pictured above with Danielle, a Campbell Page Community Partnership Coordinator,  met a woman who was seeking extra assistance to get back into the cleaning industry after her mental health left her unable to work for a period of time. At the Fair, she was able to register with Campbell Page on the spot.

We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to assist members of the community to better understand how they can chose to engage in a local service aimed at reversing poverty.  We thank Findon Community Centre for putting on such an excellent range of activities to draw attention to this issue and look forward to attending next year. – Chloe Span

Findon Community Centre provide a wide range of recreational activities and support services for the community including, rock and roll dance classes, walking groups, playgroups for under 5-year-olds, English language literacy classes and much more. They service all ages in the community to explore their creativity and intellect by getting involved in hobbies and workshops.

Campbell Page is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to making a difference in our communities. If you would like to find out more about Campbell Page, please view the About Us page on our website, or contact us directly.

Words by: Tiarne Pattison