On 07 July 2017, a special dinner was held to raise funds towards the building and construction of the Hope Street youth refuge in Melton.
Thank you to all our event attendees who enjoyed a fun, construction-themed night with delicious food and great entertainment at the Sofitel Melbourne On Collins. We also acknowledge the event sponsors who provided the many great prizes won at our auction, raffle and silent auction, and our official event photographer, Zheljana Peric, who took the fantastic photos that can be seen in our photo album.
Special thanks goes to Megan Krakouer, younger sister to famous Roos football players Jim, Phil and Andrew Krakouer, who donated the major auction prize—a 2017 North Melbourne Football Club Indigenous Round 'Tribal' Guernsey—on behalf of North Melbourne’s Krakouer Family.
The Guernsey was launched on 23 May 2017 at the Cromwell Gallery in Collingwood and reflects North Melbourne’s rich history and deep ties to Indigenous cultures. It had been signed by current North Melbourne players including Jack Ziebell (7); Robbie Tarrant (25); Andrew Swallow (9); Shaun Higgins (4); Jamie Macmillan (34); Lindsay Thomas (12); Jed Anderson (3); Paul Ahern (15); and North Melbourne Senior Coach, Brad Scott. Megan, who joined the football club in 2017 to support them with their Reconciliation Action Plan, personally sourced all the signatures on the Guernsey.
As a result of the fundraiser and contribution of our supporters and partners, Hope Street raised approximately $18,000 towards the furbishment (eg study benches, computers, bean bags and shelving) of the shared study space which was highlighted by young people when consulted about the design of the new Melton First Response Youth Refuge.
How you can help
Help us create a place of real hope and action that will meet the needs of Melton's young people and young families in crisis by donating to our Melton First Response campaign today.