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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : November 12th 2008
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, November 13, 2008 7 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Chapel of remembrance See more pictures More photographs available at www.innerwestweekly.com.au NEARLY 200 people attended a Remembrance Day service in the chapel of Concord Hospital on Tuesday. Like last year, few Remem- brance services were held in the Inner West this year but the hospital, which is formerly Sydney's repatriation hospital, drew a large gathering. Veterans, hospital staff and locals, includ- ing Canada Bay Deputy Mayor Jeanette O'Hara (pictured by PHIL BLATCH) took part in the service to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the end of World War I. Wreaths and poppies were laid on the altar and poems were read during the service. A choir from Meriden School in Strathfield provided the music. Organiser Alice Kang from Con- cord Hospital's Veteran Services said the event appeared to grow in popularity every year. Massive support to Sri Lankan INNER-WEST Weekly readers have so far raised a massive $4065 for the family of a Sri Lankan man who died when he fell from a boat ramp at Con- cord. Anton Fernando, 34, was fish- ing with hand reels on Wednesday, October 29, at Bayview Park, Concord, when he slipped and fell into the water. Mr Fernando has no family living in Australia, except for a few friends who have set up a donation account to send his body back to Sri Lanka to his wife Vinoly and son Kevin. His long-time friend, Chandra Balachandran, is astounded by the support they have received from strangers. ''So far we have collected $4065 through people calling me after they got the message from your newspaper article,'' Mr Balachandran said. ''It is really appreciated.'' The highest amount to date has been $200 and Mr Balachandran said one woman from Northmead promised to send $500. The fundraising effort is still well short of the $10,000 needed to send home Mr Fernando's body or to bring his family to Australia for a funeral. To make a donation phone Chandra Balachandran on 0401 737 755. Santa's Arrival + Lighting of the Xm >> Entertainment starts 6.30pm Friday 28 November Park More Info: Phone 9911 9911 or visit www.burwood.nsw.gov.au Free GELATISSIMO Bambino gelato vouchers (Limited to first 500. Voucher required.) Come meet Santa's reindeer, see Humphrey B Bear, the Jitterbugs, Bus-ta-groove, Funky Brass Band, roaming performers, face painters & have a photo with Santa. (Santa comes down Burwood Rd to the Park at 7.30pm.) NYX1108 Information is correct at time of printing but may be subject to change. Burwood
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