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It was an impressive team effort by staff and students that led to the organisation of a memorable Exodus Christmas Dinner with our friends in Heidelberg West.

A formidable team of volunteers, lead by our Community Department Coordinator, Marie Jenkins, shopped, prepped, cooked and served a delicious 3 course Christmas Dinner for our guests that may not always have the opportunity to dine together in this way. We were warmly welcomed and hosted by Brother Harry Prout and look forward to our continued work with the Exodus Community.

A highlight of the evening was the handing out of the Christmas hampers. Every student pastoral group at OLMC donated products for “Baskets of Joy” that were given out to individuals and families on the night. The boxes were beautifully decorated, and included wooden Christmas decorations, handmade by the VCAL students and paint-it-yourself “Santa stop here” signs.

There were gasps of joy as the hampers were passed along. We thank all students, pastoral leaders and Helen Hamblin and the VCAL girls for their wonderful contributions.

Lauren Marquet
Social Justice Coordinator