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Volunteers’ News – November 2022

I hope everyone enjoyed our Volunteers and Supporters Picnic in Redfern Park on Saturday October 15. The day was fine. I was unable to attend, due to a prior engagement, not because of my distaste for picnics!

The City of Sydney has two events this month of interest to older people.

Ways to Save: Rebates and Vouchers for Older People – Wednesday November 9, 10am-2pm at Ron William Community Centre, 5-11 Kepos Street, Redfern
Mr Harry Ramani from Service NSW will explain all the savings available including, free pensioner vehicle registrations, toll relief, regional travel discounts and Will and estate planning. Mr Ramani will be available for one-on-one meetings after his talk. This is a free event, but bookings are essential at or contact Jack Chen at City of Sydney 9265 9180.

Safety Awareness Workshop for Older People – Wednesday November 23, 10.30am-1pm at Cliff Noble Community Centre, Cnr Renwick and Suttor Streets, Alexandria
Hear from personal safety expert Chris Futcher-Coles and NSW Police, followed by a delicious lunch. This is free but bookings are recommended. Phone: 9265 9116.

2021-2022 Sydney Peace Prize Award Ceremony and Lecture – Thursday November 10, 6.30pm-8pm at Sydney Town Hall
This year the prize honours the ULURU STATEMENT FROM THE HEART. Professor Megan Davis will present the keynote address, and journalist Narelda Jacobs will be in conversation with Pat Anderson AO and Noel Pearson, who together with Professor Davis worked so tirelessly to deliver the Statement in 2017. Award-winning singer-songwriter Dan Sultan will perform. Event organiser is the Sydney Peace Foundation and tickets range from $25 concession, $40 and $70. Contact:

Cana Farm Communities Christmas Cakes
Yes, it’s that time of year again and Cana Farm Christmas cakes, hampers and other goodies are now available. The Christmas cake is particularly good at $30 plus delivery. A few years ago my sister-in-law said it was the best Christmas cake she’d ever tasted! Cana Communities supports the disadvantaged through community, education and employment opportunities. Place your orders at:

Although most of our operations are done willingly and with great commitment by our volunteers, the SSH is not free to produce, even if it is free to read. Please help to secure our future, by taking out an annual subscription. There are two options available. Or you could make a donation which would also be most welcome. Details can be found at

For your diary
Sculpture by the Sea will end on November 7.
Marrickville Music Festival – Saturday November 19, 11am-4pm.

Until next time,

Pat Clarke



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