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Volunteers’ News – February 2021

February 2021 – we are 200

Welcome back everyone to our 200th issue of the South Sydney Herald, the brilliant and colourful local newspaper, which started off as a double-sided photocopied A4 sheet by founder Trevor Davies. Trevor was instigator, and with a little help from his friends, reporters, writers and distributors. Now we have a full complement of editors, regular contributors and distributors. If you’d like to be a volunteer, and join our SSH family contact editor@ssh.com.au

Celebrate Community December 11, 2020

Our Zoom fundraiser was a great success, as well as being a lot of fun. I spent the evening at Roses Upstairs, with performers Tim Grey and Felipe Vilches, Aunty Norma Ingram, who gave the Welcome to Country, Allison Forrest who looked after the technics and Carolyne Miller. The hour-and-a-half was very entertaining, with the quizzes, auction and fabulous performers and the equally fabulous Julie McCrossin holding it all together. If we have a similar online end-of-year in 2021, I’d really recommend a group fun evening. Congratulations to everyone for such a tremendous effort. You can still donate at https://southsydneyherald.com.au/donate/.

Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras 2021 from Friday February 19 to Sunday March 7

There is a full and diverse program of events for the Mardi Gras, but there will be no Fair Day this year. The Parade has preliminary approval for Saturday March 6 at the Sydney Cricket Ground, and will be broadcast live on SBS. Ticket sales are temporarily paused. Check ticket availability and Covid response at www.mardigras.org.au or www.ticketek.com.au

Belvoir Unwaged Program 2021

Always in our February issue I publish the Belvoir Unwaged Program for our theatre-loving volunteers and readers for the coming year. Unwaged performances for 2021 are on Thursdays at 1pm and to claim your ticket visit the Belvoir Box Office from 11am on day of the performance. Pensioner, Health Care Card, Vets Card with photo ID. (MEAA and Equity cards also accepted.)

  • Stop Girl                    April 8            1pm
  • The Cherry Orchard   June 10           1pm
  • At What Cost             August 26       1pm

Legal Aid NSW 2021 Wall Calendar

Legal Aid NSW is publishing a free wall calendar on legal topics for older people. 20,000 will be produced, and Legal Aid expects that demand will exceed this. The 2021 calendar will be distributed through selected libraries and Legal Aid offices. If you want access to legal matters affecting older people, you can order on www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/publications/order-a-publication/.

2021 is UN International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, emphasising the importance of the role of fruits and vegetables on human nutrition, food security and health.

Until next time, keep safe by wearing your masks covering your nose as well as your mouth, practising physical distancing and washing your hands regularly.

Pat Clarke

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volunteers@ssh.com.au

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