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Mercy Centre Alphington Raises Money for Refugees

Madeleine Fox RSM, Ursula Gilbert RSM, Faith Jones RSM and Mai Nguyen-Doan RSM

As part of Refugee Week, the staff at Mercy Centre Alphington and their family, friends and some sisters from the South C Community gathered at OLMC in Heidelberg for a Family Trivia Night to raise funds for Mercy Connect Melbourne, a Refugee support Program run by Mercy Works.

The trivia night was organised by the social club at Mercy Centre Alphington.

Staff member, Sue Manester said they “were delighted when approximately 80 participants gathered on a cold and wet longest night of the year to form eight teams to compete for the title of Trivia Champs”.

“To begin, Kathleen Donnellon, Chair of Mercy Works spoke of the amazing work being done by volunteers to provide refugees with literacy and numeracy skills. This was further enhanced when Anita Coonan, a volunteer with the Program also spoke of her experience in hearing the stories of those she worked with and how important it is to do what we can to help Refugees.

“Then the head scratching and memory recalling started as the questions, table challenges and music clips were tackled by the teams. Intermittently, other fund raising activities such as purchasing Mercy Bitcoin stickers to replace answers, raffle draws and a coin toss resulted in a very successful night.

In the end the Alphington Mercy Community raised an impressive $3,812.00 for the Mercy Works Program

Our sincere thanks to OLMC and all those who came along, bought raffle tickets, donated or provided raffle prizes,” she said.

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Trudy Keur RSM, Helen Duffy RSM, Therese Power RSM and, Mary Dennett RSM


Team ‘Austentatious’ at the Trivia Night