Community Appreciation Wall
2020 has been a difficult and challenging year so far for many Australians.
From the devastating summer bushfires, to the ongoing drought to wild storms and floods and now the Coronavirus pandemic, the nation has been impacted.
Australia is built on mateship, mutual respect, compassion for those in need and the pursuit of public good. More than ever we need to support those Australians who are experiencing hardship.
We say thank you to the thousands of community members in essential service roles. We show our appreciation to those people in the community who have helped those in need.
We say thank you for making a difference.
Please join us and share a message of thanks on our community appreciation wall, located outside Big W.
As Shepparton Marketplace proudly supports Caroline Chisolm – GV Pregnancy & Family Support Services with a $3,000 community donation
Caroline Chisholm Society takes its inspiration from Caroline Chisholm (1808-1877). Caroline Chisholm is known as Australia’s first Social Worker. She re-united families, protected vulnerable girls, placed unemployed women in gainful work and achieved improvements for immigrants to this country. She worked tirelessly in the area of charitable work and social reforms.
In 1969 a Melbourne GP by the name of Dr Philomene Joshua noted the vulnerabilities she observed in women attending her suburban practise in Melbourne's south east. She brought together a group of likeminded women in her local community who formed a network providing material aid and supports to at-risk vulnerable women, who were often experiencing homelessness and no local community supports.
The Goulburn Valley Pregnancy Support Service was established in 1979 by a group of dedicated volunteer women led by Mrs Pat Coffey (neé Jones). And it was through her leadership that the Goulburn Valley Centre joined with Caroline Chisholm Society in Melbourne to become Caroline Chisholm Society - Goulburn Valley Pregnancy and Family Support Service.
Proudly supported by
Shepparton Marketplace provides the opportunity for Community groups to apply for a casual leasing site to promote awareness of their cause, sell raffle tickets for local fundraisers and much more!
Please contact Lyndal Ford to find out how to apply: