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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : October 1 2008
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, October 2, 2008 21 NEWS $7000 for first mangoes of season THE first batch of mangoes for the summer season has sold for $7000 in an auction at Sydney Markets in Flemington. The partnership team of David Healy and David Russo from David Russo Pty Ltd and Country Gardens in Westfield at Warrawong was behind the successful bid. Special guests on the day, including Ricky Stuart and Reece Williams from the Cronulla Sharks, and Simon Colosimo from Sydney FC, helped raise $25,000 for The Children's Hospital in Westmead. The annual auction is run by Nick Martelli of Allcrops Produce. Money raised will be donated to The Children's Hospital Institute of Sports Medicine. The Kensington Pride mangoes were sold at the auction came from Pine Creek in the Northern Territory. Legal eagle wins aid scholarship CSI Scholarship winner Claire Hammerton, of Burwood, in her Deacons law firm office. SHIREEN KHALIL BURWOOD resident and solicitor Claire Hammerton was recently awarded an eight- week scholarship to India by the Centre of Social Impact (CSI) where she will attend a development conference. The scholarship aims to bring together people interested in the areas of social justice and human rights. Ms Hammerton, who works at Deacons law firm, has a long-standing interest in social justice. She has several years' volunteer experi- ence in many areas including the Homeless Person's Legal Service, the Australian Human Rights Centre and the NSW Young Lawyers Human Rights Community, of which she is the vice chairwoman. The applicants had to submit an online form and take part in an interview. ''During my interview they told me they were particularly impressed with all my voluntary experience, which was great,'' she said. Ms Hammerton, who was one of two applicants awarded the scholarship across Australia, has no doubt she will gain a valuable experience. ''I hope to gain a lot of new skills and knowledge in this area, which I'm sure I will, and be able to take the skills away to use further down the track,'' she said. Ms Hammerton is required to work intensively on human rights issues throughout the eight weeks and in the final week must provide a 10,000-word research paper based on the field project and her experiences. She is being accompanied to India by the other winner, Alecia Mollaun. CSI General Manager Anne Measday said: ''We look forward to their contribution in the development sector when they re- turn.'' Pets count their blessings Fr George Atkinson blesses pets and their owners at a service in St Luke's Anglican in Concord. THERE were a few unusual worshippers at this service at St Luke's Anglican Church in Concord. The annual blessing of pets and owners service took place on the grass outside the historic church. Fr George Atkinson presided over the service and both owners and pets were very attentive to the sermon. For those who missed out, Ashfield Uniting Church's Rev Bill Crews, and Fr Dan Donavan will bless the animals at St Mary's Cathedral, College St in the city on Saturday from noon until 1pm. Animals of all shapes and sizes will gather at the Cathedral Square in front of St Mary's Cathedral, on the feast day of the patron saint of animals, St Francis of Assisi.
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