Celebrating Indian Blue's 5th Birthday

Type of post: Chorus news item
Posted By: Helen Bolton
Status: Current
Date Posted: Wed, 5 Sep 2018
Indian Blue Chorus turns 5 years old and what better way to celebrate by donating gifts of school stationary packs to Perth Mums’ School Packs Project! 

Over the last 5 years Indian Blue Chorus has selected a charity of choice through its members. Previous birthday recipients have included Pat Giles Centre and Grandparents Raising Grandchildren WA.  As Indian Blue Chorus approached its 5th birthday, we wanted to focus on an organisation to encompass the needs of all school aged children. So, we contacted Fiona, from the School Packs Project, via social media to get more information.

On Tuesday 4 September, chorus members celebrated, dressed according to their ‘longevity’ in the worldwide, Sweet Adelines International organisation – some newer members donned nappies whilst there were several members who dressed as 20-30-year-olds! Indian Blue Chorus welcomed Fiona and Pam, Perth Mums who brought this project to life. The Perth Mums behind the School Packs Project are aspiring to put together 500 stationary packs for the hundreds of children in WA family refuges escaping domestic violence. Indian Blue Chorus’ 5th birthday donations kick-started the 2018 campaign, with over 10% of competed School Packs for both primary and secondary school children being gifted!

To get involved in supporting the School Packs Project members of the community can donate new stationary items during September at participating community libraries in Duncraig, Joondalup, Whitfords and Woodvale. Further details can be found on the project’s Facebook page @schoolpacksproject.