Reminder: join the Mayor’s working bee!

Published on 11 June 2024

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Mayor Simon Brooks is calling on all locals to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty for a three-day working bee for this year’s Mayoral Charity Event to raise funds for Fusion Mornington Peninsula.

We already have nearly 70 volunteers, but we definitely need more! Especially for Saturday 22 June (afternoon session) and Sunday 23 June (morning session)!

Don't have time to participate? Donate on our website to help Fusion continue the amazing work they do! Your donation, no matter the size, will make a positive impact on local young people.

 


Fusion Mornington Peninsula provides support services, programs and accommodation for young people experiencing homelessness. 

The working bee, from 21 to 23 June 2024, aims to bring the community together to not only raise funds for Fusion, but to get hands-on in helping improve their facility at the old army barracks.

Located in the old army barracks in Mount Martha, Fusion's unique program provides eight on-site beds with live-in support and care, enabling vulnerable young families to live in a safe and therapeutic home. Live-in staff provide round the clock support, role modelling healthy family dynamics and building relationships.
 
Participants will have the chance to tackle various tasks, both indoors and outdoors. From painting, gardening, cleaning and odd jobs to larger work like removing old heaters and deconstructing a playground – there's something for every skill level to lend a hand with!
 
The highlight of the event will be on Sunday 23 June, where after all your hard work over the weekend, you can enjoy a well-deserved celebration. 
 
This working bee presents an opportunity for us all to pitch in and create a positive impact on the lives of vulnerable young people right here on the Mornington Peninsula.
 
The working bee will feature morning and afternoon sessions (8.30am – 12.30pm and 1 – 5pm). When registering you can select which session you’d prefer to attend and the types of tasks you can help with.
 
You can also make direct donations to Fusion through our website if you're unable to participate in the working bee. Or why not rally your friends and family to support your involvement in the working bee by donating on your behalf! By donating, you’ll also go into the draw to win some exciting prizes.
 
We need your help to support Fusion to continue providing essential services to young families in need. Your donation, no matter the size, will help young local people thrive.
 
To take part and spread the word visit: mornpen.vic.gov.au/mayoralworkingbee
 


Quotes attributable to Mayor Councillor Simon Brooks:
 
Homelessness among youth is a pressing issue that demands our collective attention.
 
“By supporting Fusion Mornington Peninsula, we're investing in the future of our community and ensuring those facing adversity have access to the resources they need to thrive.
 
I invite everyone to join me at the working bee from 21 to 23 June! Funds raised will go towards helping create a community where every young person has a place to call home on the Peninsula.”

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