Bringing neighbours together
BRINGING people together is just one aim of the Street by Street event in East Fremantle.
Street by Street was a national initiative that began in East Fremantle two-and-a-half years ago.
Organiser Wendy Wisniewski said they wanted to connect the neighbourhood.
“We wanted a neighbourhood where people got to know one another and are aware of one another’s stories,” Ms Wisniewski said.
“It’s important if you can have young people connect with older Australians to find out that everyone has a story.”
The East Fremantle resident said they wanted to create events with a service component.
“During the winter we invited people to bring socks and beanies for St Pat’s down in Fremantle,” she said.
“In summer we asked people to bring thongs and hats.
“This time we are asking people to make a contribution to Foodbank.”
Ms Wisniewski said Foodbank was chosen because after Christmas some families may be in need.
“Foodbank is always calling out for assistance and there is never enough,” she said.
“We have seen a few people since that event, just to say hello and stop and chat.”
Street by Street organiser Wendy Wisniewski with fellow residents.