Bring­ing neigh­bours to­gether

Fremantle Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

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.”

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie­mu­ni­ d489654

Street by Street or­gan­iser Wendy Wis­niewski with fel­low res­i­dents.

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