Sausage Sizzle Update:

Dear All,

Please see below for updates regarding our latest sausage sizzles:

  • Bunnings Notting Hill: Saturday 21st June.
  • Bunnngs Notting Hill: Friday 19th  September.
  • Bunnings Notting Hill: Saturday 26th September.
  • Masters Clayton South: Sunday 27th September.

We hope to see you there! These sausage sizzles play an invaluable role in fundraising for our organisation. Your support is greatly appreciated.


Domestic Violence “FAITH & CULTURE “ Silence is not an answer

Dear Friends,

On 5/6/14 at 7 pm (to 9 pm), we (City of Monash Interfaith Gathering) are planning to present a forum onDomestic Violence from a multi-faith/multi-cultural perspective at the Clayton Theattrate next to the Library and in Swimming Pool complex.

Our current thinking is that we wish to take this project more on PRACTICAL  & HANDS ON lines than research or academic lines.  For this we plan to have 3-4 “introductory” speakers rather than a single ‘keynote’ speaker and then have open house on question and answers from public.  This final panel will be of perhaps 4-6 people.  The speakers will be from different faith groups but with the similar back ground of working with “Domestic Violence” affected individuals. We also plan to have a one or two individuals who went through this experience and now wish to share their stories or experiences with general public.

Our City of Monash Mayor Mr. Geoff Lake will be present for the forum or close the forum with a common statement from Council perspective. We will invite about 120 guests from different back grounds and experiences and they will be taking part in ‘Q&A’ session in the second half of the forum.

Please reserve your seat by contacting Monash Council contact details given on attached flyer. Hope to see you that night and please do circulate this flyer in your circle. Don’t hesitate in contacting me if you require any other information.



Final figures: Good Friday Appeal

The final figures for our involvement in The Good Friday Appeal are in:

Friends of the Children Foundation has raised $29,965.10 in the total of $16,846,396.09!


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FOTCF raises $19,980.00 to Royal Children Hospital’s Good Friday Appeal

Friday 18th of April was our 16th Annual “Good Friday Walk”. Despite some rain, the group kept on walking and made the distance in record time. As planned we left Clayton Railway Station at 9.00 am with thirty four registered walkers in the group destined for Melbourne Exhibition and Entertainment Centre, South Wharf.

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We reached our destination around 3.00 pm and presented our cheque of $19,980.00 around 4.30 pm live during the Channel 7 telecast. .

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We hope our final donation will reach close to $25,000.00 for 2014 RCH Good Friday Appeal which raised well above sixteen million dollars on that day due to the generosity of the general public.

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This year is very special for us as our numbers grew from only fifty volunteers to two hundred and fifty volunteers coming from all walks of life and with different faiths and beliefs. It was very encouraging to see a lot of young people participate in the event.

Another most amazing or best experience of the day was that most of the participants felt that this day or event is the best example of “Community Togetherness”. On this day everyone works together and for the same common cause “our Children our future”.

How good life will be if we show this spirit and enthusiasm every day for all the things in life?

Warm Regards,

Shashi Kant Kochhar (JP)
Friends of the Children Foundation