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The Mary Mags dinner, run by the Mission Guild, was an excellent opportunity to serve people in vulnerable situations and experiencing homelessness. Despite the risk of homelessness that most of the guests were in, the positivity and enjoyment in the room was really noticeable, as well as in the kitchen, where we students were busy preparing food and serving our guests.

On the menu, was a filling pumpkin soup to start with, followed by a serve of tender roast kitchen with sides of potato, greens and gravy, and a tasty chocolate brownie to finish. A special mention to the boys who helped out on Friday 21 October with cooking and getting the meals ready to be served the following night.

It was a privilege to experience the Mary Mags Dinner and continue the legacy of participating in such a worthy cause, that so many old scholars had done before us. We were very pleased with the turnout of people on the night, with some of the regulars returning to the dinner.

I’d like to thank the Mission Guild for giving us the opportunity on Saturday 22 October, and additionally organize this initiative for those less fortunate. A particular thanks to Jacqui Milne, Kirsty Whiteman, and Paula Musolino for leading the group. The boys involved included: Josh Ledger, Charlie Milne, Henry Proudman, Hector Kerrison, Ian Irwin, Lachy Gallagher, Sid Rachakonda, Sky Liu, Daniel Spiby, and Alex Piscioneri. I’d also like to thank the teachers who additionally organized and attended, Mr Eaton, Ms Day, and Mr Hadfield. It was especially rewarding to receive positive feedback from those who attended.

Harvey Ledger
Year 10 Student